Frommer’s Complete iPhone® and iPod touch® App Series Grows to 10 Titles

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Modality and Wiley Build on Success of Mobile Travel Apps to Bring More Travel Guides to the App Store

The entire series includes all of the detailed information found in the Frommer's print guides.

Frommer’s provides detailed, trusted reviews and recommendations from our travel experts.

Modality, Inc. and Frommer’s®, a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc, today announced that six more Frommer’s Complete travel guide applications for iPhone and iPod touch are available on the App Store. The entire series of Frommer’s apps includes all the detailed information found in the Frommer’s printed travel guides and leads users on a curated tour of major cities around the world, with hundreds of restaurant, hotel and attraction recommendations from leading travel experts, with or without a network connection. Frommer’s Complete apps are now available for the following cities:

  •     Hong Kong: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     Las Vegas: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     London: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     Los Angeles: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     New York: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     Paris: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     Rome: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     San Francisco: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     Oahu: A Frommer’s Complete Guide
  •     Washington, D.C.: A Frommer’s Complete Guide

“Frommer’s provides detailed, trusted reviews and recommendations from our travel experts.” said Craig Schickler, Director of E-Business Development at Wiley. “Whether you’re in town on business for 48 hours or a family on a week-long vacation, you can save yourself time and stress knowing that any restaurant, hotel or attraction you find in these apps is worth a visit.”

“Modality focuses on delivering the most trusted brands in reference and educational content to the App Store, and leveraging the groundbreaking design and functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch to create really engaging user experiences,” said Nate O’Keefe, director of publishing at Modality. “The Frommer’s series provides hundreds of listings to plan an itinerary from anywhere—in flight, on a subway, overseas or in your own neighborhood.”

Each Frommer’s Complete app features the latest information from Frommer’s complete series guidebooks. Users can toggle quickly between the indexed Places finder and the in-depth Guidebook, find attractions nearby with location-based navigation using Google Maps, and dial numbers quickly using integrated phone numbers.

Frommer’s Complete travel guides are now available for $4.99 per application from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

About Frommer’s®
The market leader in travel content, Frommer’s offers content for every type of traveler in all types of media. Frommer’s publishes 350 guides and sells 2.5 million guides annually. Frommers.com is a trusted resource with advice on deals, information on 3,500 destinations, active message boards, and a weekly podcast program. Frommer’s is a registered trademark of Arthur Frommer. Frommer’s is a branded imprint of Wiley.

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.
Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

About Modality
Modality is the premier developer of interactive learning, assessment, training and reference apps. Partnering with the world’s leading publishers and content experts, Modality creates mobile user experiences informed by more than a decade of educational technology design. Since the App Store launched in July 2008 Modality has released more than 130 apps for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™ in partnership with Elsevier, CSI, McGraw-Hill Professional, Pearson, The Princeton Review, John Wiley & Sons, Wolters Kluwer, and Workman Publishing Co., among others. Founded in 2006, Modality is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Visit http://www.Modality.com for more information.

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