GuidePal has launched a free multi-destination app for iPhones, giving users access to locally-sourced recommendations for 60 of the world’s most popular cities.
The firm’s individual city guides have together been downloaded more than three million times by users in 170 countries.
The new app has already become GuidePal’s most popular on the iPhone, and boasts new features including upgraded maps with seven zoom levels and a filtering function. To avoid roaming charges, the app and all maps available within it can be used offline, eliminating data roaming charges.
Peter Schierenbeck, GuidePal’s chief excecutive said: “We’re happy but not very surprised by the response.
“Our vision was to create intelligent city guides for smartphones with relevant, up-to-date tips that could not be found in traditional guidebooks. Now, the big challenge is to make our brand synonymous with travel, and to produce content that inspires users even when they’re not travelling.”
While a user is online, tips and recommendations are updated dynamically ensuring that travellers always have access to the most up-to-date information.
“We work with a network of 200 local experts and freelance writers to ensure that the guides are updated,” said Schierenbeck.
“Currently there’s no other free travel app that can be compared with ours in terms of range of destinations and level of quality.”