GPS city game at Jena

Sunday, 9 March 2008

The Berlin-based company tranformat recently announced the production of a gps urban game for the city Jena, Thuringia, Germany.

“31.01.2008
Jena bekommt “Schnapphans” – ein GPS-Stadtspiel

Ab Sommer ’08 können sich die Jenaer ebenso wie die Besucher der Stadt mit einem Leih-PDA auf eine interaktive Entdeckungstour durch Jena begeben. Die technische Umsetzung des anspruchsvollen Spielkonzepts von art+wege aus Weimar übernimmt transformat.”

http://www.location-based-media.de/

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GPS Phones – HTC

Sunday, 24 February 2008

htc_p3470_141x228_2008-02-24.jpgHTC P3470 PDA phone with Windows Mobile, GPS and navigation software from TomTom is on the way to the market – February is announced.

Product Sheet: www.htc.com/product/03-product_p3470.htm

Photo: HTC


Hamburg GPS Guide

Monday, 11 February 2008

Hamburg GPS guide
(Photo: Hamburg Tourismus GmbH)

For the GPS city guide collection: Hamburg offers a device to rent with three tours to follow since 6 may 2007.

http://www.hamburg-tourism.de/themen-touren/rundfahrten-und-gaenge/gps-stadtfuehrer/


GPS Guide Stuttgart (DE)

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Stuttgart2Go

For my collection of GPS city guides: Stuttgart offers a rental system. You can also buy the software for your Windows PDA.

http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/DEU/ipunkt/stuttgart2go.htm


“Digi-Guide” Paris

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Digi Guide

“Digi-Guide” is another GPS-PDA-Guided-Tour-Rental-System. This one is for Paris and available in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian. The tours can also be downloaded for “Only €0.99 the Tour”, a pocket PC application is provided for free.

A promotional video clip (French) is available.


GPS game “ParcourPro”

Saturday, 8 December 2007

markkito (Markus Kirstein) at YouTube: “A Demonstration of ParcourPro, a GPS based Application. more under http://www.livingdigital.de/blog/?p=360


Telegraph: Tune into the audio guide!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Nick Trend’s homage to the world of audio guides is an inspiring look at some examples of current audio experiences especially at museums and galleries, and he states why he likes audio guides:

“If you want more detailed explanations, you have to rely on human guides (very variable), general travel guides (very sketchy on most cultural sites) or the museum’s or site’s own guidebook (often awkward to read while you tour).

The best solution is to hire an audio guide, and it always surprises me how few visitors use them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/main.jhtml?xml=/travel/2007/11/24/et-savvy-124.xml