Sponsored Post – GPSmyCity
Paper Maps & Guide Books
Please tell me your not one of the many people I see standing on the corner holding a big map; looking up, looking down, looking left, looking down, looking right, looking down…again etc. Oh and I sincerely hope your not the one who has been sitting at a coffee shop, a block away from your accomodations with a 500 page travel guide book filled with sticky tabs and dog ears. Trying to find what you said you wanted to visit when you arrive at your destination.
Photo by: Sebastian Danon
Researching a new destination can be either fun or frustrating while exploring a new destination can be either exciting or overwhelming. Pens, pencils, highlighters, notepads, guide books, and pictures, sprawled across the hotel bed or your living room floor. Meanwhile, on your computer, phone, and tablet, you have to navigate between devices, your bookmarked website page links, pins on Pinterest, pins on Google Maps and various email correspondences. Once you arrive at your destination you need to not only remember all your points of interest and why you wanted to see them. You also need to figure out how to get to them and the logistics of fitting everything you want to see and do into your day. If you are short trip planners like us, considering taking a quick trip or planning some activities to do during a long layover. The planning and navigating process can become even more daunting when time is of the essence.
What inpires a particular point of interest in a different city are the stories and history behind that particular statue; market, food & drink, garden, architecture, plaza, church, festival etc. I’ve been interviewing fellow travel bloggers for a few months now in the Departure Lounge section on this blog and I’ve slowly come to realize another inspirational aspect in the decision making process. It’s being able to relate to an individuals honest experiences and stories, whether good or bad about a destinations points of interest. This is what travel bloggers do so well, but let’s face it. Sometimes we just want to be told where to go and what to see.
What if I told you there was an app that can take a travel bloggers insightful, informative and inspirational post about a destination and its points of interests and covert it into a GPS tour guide that you can download to your iPhone (Android coming soon) and use offline. Well, my friends, there is and it’s called GPSmyCity. So with app in hand and the travel app and travel gear section of this blog called Landing Gear our goal is to try to take you gently into the night…I mean the future. So fold that map back up (if you can) and return the guide book back to the local library.
Introducing GPS-guided travel article?
GPSmyCity is an app that curates a huge collection of travel articles written by travel bloggers. Travel bloggers who are already known and trusted for writing posts about points of interest, restaurants, accommodations, museums etc., These blog posts and articles are then converted into mobile apps that can be downloaded onto mobile phones and tablets. Travellers can read those posts at anytime as if they where reading them from the travel bloggers website. Its similar to bookmarking a web page for offline use but GPSmyCity doesn’t stop there.
Aside from the ability to read and refer to your free article app at anytime whether on the plane, at your accommodation or standing right in front of the point of interest. Readers have the option to upgrade their article by paying a small fee which connects the article to an offline map and a GPS navigation engine. Once upgraded, if the readers wants to visit any of the landmarks, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, view points etc, that where mentioned in the blog post/article they can click the “Go There” button next to the attraction name in the article. A travel route with options for walking, driving and cycling will be created on an offline map to that particular place. Let me remind you that the article app works offline so data plan…what data plan? There is no roaming charges.
Lastly, GPSmyCity has established the Blog2App program which aims to help all those travel writers and travel bloggers (like myself) to monetize the articles and blog posts they contributed to the GPSmyCity platform when the reader updates. So everybody wins! The traveller get an informative offline guide and map with a route plotted out based on the blog post written by a traveller blogger. The traveller blogger and maintain their travel blog and GPSmyCity can continue developing their platform.
In this video I show you how GPSmyCity works…
In order to give you an idea of how great this app with GPS powered articles truly is, you need to experience it first-hand. So for one week, I’ll be giving away the updated articles I currently have featured on GPSmyCity. As per usual, I will show you how to make the most of your time whether you have 24, 48 or 72 hours. You will visit landmarks, eat local cuisine, see some awesome architecture, learn some fascinating history and so much more…
Crowdfunding | Lifetime Membership
GPSmyCity’s have launched an aggressive crowdfunding campaign to bring their 21st century navigation technology to every travel article and post on the internet. At the moment they have travel articles that cover more 750 cities around the world. Through this campaign they want to double that number throughout the year. In addition to iOS app they will be launching GPSmyCity on Android as well. By backing GPSmyCity on KickStarter you will get a Lifetime membership which gives you full access to all the GPSmyCity content….forever. To find out more about this exclusive offer, visit their crowdfunding page at: www.gpsmycity.com/kickstarter
Using the latest travel apps, technology, and gear, I take a city; see the sights, taste the food, smell the roses, hear the stories and feel the love. All in 48 hours. Then, using videography & editing, photography and writing I retell and share those stories with my readers and viewers.
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