mTrip Travel Guides is available from the App Store for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android Market for Android. Each travel guide is sold separately per city. Select a destination from the Destination menu on the mTrip Travel Guides website and then click on the «Download» button.
The only features not available on the iPod Touch version are geo-localization and augmented reality. This is because the iPod Touch doesn't have a GPS chip. However, you will still be able to display the routes between the various points of interest featured in your itinerary.
There are no roaming charges associated with using the travel guide. When you have access to a WiFi connection (at your hotel, a cafe or anywhere else that offers a free wireless connection), you can sync your pending updates. This means you will be able to display your updates and share them with other travelers at any time.
mTrip is the only travel guide available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android, offering rich and interactive content with pictures, rating, reviews, a unique automated trip planner powered by a complex algorithm, an offline routing function as well as great sharing features.
mTrip provides users with the highest quality, most exhaustive content via its partner Falk CIS, a major European travel guide content publisher. Falk publishes Marco Polo travel guides and Falk Maps and is also a publisher for Mairdumont Media, the largest German publishing group.
Yes. mTrip has a very comprehensive database of points of interest in each city but if you find a new or missing attraction, you can simply add a new one for free, to be shared with all other mTrip users.
YES, daily updates and content are free of charge. New content is added regularly by mTrip and other travelers. Simply tap "Update" in the application on your Android, iPhone or iPod.
- New Points of Interest: new POIs are both user-generated and added by the mTrip-editorial team
- Operation hours/dates, prices, contact information, addresses: mTrip reviews each city and Point of Interest regularly to ensure users have the most up-to-date information possible.
- New reviews and ratings: contributed by mTrip travelers
Content is updated daily within the travel guide. Content updates are automatically uploaded to your app when a Wi-Fi connection is detected, which means there is no roaming required. This includes ratings, reviews, pictures and any other information. mTrip also regularly publishes new features that users receive free of charge when the app is updated via the Apple App Store or Android App Store.
Yes. You can make updates to any Point of Interest in the application. This includes hours of operation, addresses, pricing, ratings, reviews and pictures. You may also add your own Points of Interest to the app. All modifications are moderated by mTrip. User modifications are reviewed daily and updated to the app for sharing once approved.
mTrip Travel Guides uses a complex alogorithm to build a trip itinerary for you. The algorithm takes into account your trip dates, travel interests, dates/opening hours of attractions, and geographical location to create your most personalized trip.
Your trip is organized in an itinerary which can be viewed by day, for the duration of your trip. Each day can also be viewed on your map . This means you can view your day's starting point, each point of interest you are visiting that day and the distance/directions between each.
Yes, of course! It's very simple to change your trip itinerary. Any or all Points of Interest in your itinerary can be deleted/moved/replaced and your trip will simply be re-generated with the "mTrip Genius."
Yes, GPS works without data roaming costs. There are no charges associated with using the map functions.
The map geo-localizes you and will plan the simplest route to and from each location. Detailed directions by foot or by subway are available for each route. All of this is done offline, free of charge.
Augmented reality is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment, creating a mixed reality.
The augmented reality function will allow you to view the city through your iPhone or Android. This amazing function will display your surroundings, creating a mixed reality of the sights you are viewing. The feature will provide details on the sights you point your device at. This innovative, emerging technology is very useful if you are a traveler seeking a heightened experience. This function is completely offline so there will be no roaming charges.
Sharing your trip
- Ratings, Reviews and Pictures: Share your ratings, reviews and pictures of any attraction in the travel guide, to be shared with other mTrip travelers once you update your travel guide.
- Postcards: Create personalized postcards from the various attractions you visit. Send them easily via email or Facebook.
Yes. For each Point of Interest, you can contribute a rating, review and photograph.
Sharing and receiving is free for every mTrip user. Sharing is done over WiFi (no roaming fees) and mTrip does not charge anything for it.