Fodor’s Debuts iPhone Travel Guides

Fodor’s Debuts iPhone Travel Guides
Fodor’s, the U.S. travel brand of publisher Random House has launched iPhone guidebooks applications for five initial cities: New York City, San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris.

The apps, created in collaboration with Square One Mobile, a Canadian based developer, will be offered at $3.99 for the first two weeks, and then priced at $5.99.

“These apps break from the marketplace standard, offering more than a straight translation of traditional guidebook content and layout”, said Fodor’s in their press release. “Fodor’s has specifically curated its apps to provide info in a logical sequence—mimicking how travelers actually travel. Access to information can be determined by both the traveler’s location and specific interests—users can slice, sort, and choose a property based on neighborhood, cuisine, activity, or proximity. “

Nowadays most of the largest paper travel guide publishers have released their own iPhone applications: from ViaMichelin to Lonely Planet and Frommer’s to Merian and Falk, to name just a few.

Tuesday, October 5th 2010

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