Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) employ GeoTours for tourism marketing, attracting visitors to travel destinations and guiding them directly to the door or gate of area attractions.
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Junction City, KS (PRWEB) March 10, 2011
An iPhone application is now available for presenting handheld GPS-guided multimedia tours, or "GeoTours". The GeoTour for iPhone app leads travelers from one geographic point of interest to the next, presenting them with video, audio, images and text highlighting their surroundings. iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can download GeoTour for iPhone from the App Store free of charge, empowering them to experience iPhone travel guides all over the world.
GeoTours are created by using Geovative Solutions' GeoTour web application at Geovative.com. The GeoTour web application is used by a variety of clients, including hobbyists, businesses selling GeoTours, and government and nonprofit organizations. In particular, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) employ GeoTours for tourism marketing, attracting visitors to travel destinations and guiding them directly to the door or gate of area attractions.
Tours created on Geovative.com can be downloaded to a variety of GPS-enabled devices, the latest of which is the iPhone. The GeoTour for iPhone app functions as a player of tours rather than as a tour in itself. The app enables users to search, download, and experience free and premium GPS tours. Over 20,000+ GeoTours are offered on Geovative.com and websites of Geovative's clients.
A traveler experiencing an iPhone tour can view all the points of interest on the tour, as well his or her current location, on a map within the application. They may also click on any point of interest to preview its multimedia content. Travelers can obtain directions to tour locations and navigate to points of interest by car, foot or any other means of transportation using Google Maps. When the traveler is close to any point of interest on the tour he/she is experiencing, the app automatically triggers the multimedia content for that point of interest.
In addition to the standard GeoTour for iPhone app, clients can make a tour to be placed directly on the App Store. Geovative provides custom-branded versions of GeoTour for iPhone featuring clients' own brand names, designed with their look and feel, and prepacked with their tour or tours. That way, the client's chosen name for a tour or group of tours is listed as the title of the app on the App Store, and the tours don't need to be downloaded separately from the app -- it's all in one app.
About Geovative Solutions:
Geovative Solutions provides the GeoTour web application for creating handheld, interactive, GPS-guided multimedia tours of geographic points of interest. These GeoTours can include audio, images, videos, and text. Tour creators can share and sell their tours throughout the web for download to a variety of mobile devices. GeoTours transform travelers' mobile devices into electronic tour guides for actively and independently exploring the world, guiding them from place to place and presenting media relevant to their surroundings. To learn more, visit geovative.com.