Get Home Safe now on Android

New Zealand start-up company ‘Get Home Safe’ has launched a much-anticipated Android version of the guardian angel App that raises a pre-set alarm if the user doesn’t get home safe. Believed to be the first App of its kind outside the United Kingdom, Get Home Safe (GHS) is the brainchild of Kiwi entrepreneur Boyd Peacock. The iPhone version of […]

Must Have App for Travellers to Korea

Visit Korea, Korea’s number one tourism app has just released version 3.0, now with a more user-friendly interface and even more convenient functions. Extended location based services, bookmark function, improved search functions, and now optimized for tablets. Unlike version 2.0, which mainly focused on the accessibility of Korea tourism information on the mobile format, version […]

Customise your hotel room by app

The UK’s Whitbread chain has announced the hub, a compact hotel room that guests can customise via their smartphone, even before they’ve arrived. Springwise.com reports that the rooms – which will form part of the company’s popular Premier Inn brand – will feature a number of clever ways to make the most of their 11.4sqm footprint. […]

Qantas – Android app

Qantas Adds Android App and Google Now to Their Suite of Mobile Products Following the successful release of its Qantas Airways iPhone app in May, Qantas has launched a version for Android and will be the first Australian airline to integrate Google Now for customers. The new additions mean Qantas has a full suite of […]

Get Home Safe

A new company that privately monitors users’ location during an activity or task and raises a pre-set alarm if they don’t ‘’Get Home Safe’ is being launched in New Zealand today. Get Home Safe (GHS), believed to be the first app of its kind in New Zealand and Australia, is the brainchild of Kiwi entrepreneur Boyd […]

Free ‘Malaysia Trip Planner’ App

Visitors to Malaysia are now able to download a free application for their smartphones that puts a complete guide of the country in the palm of their hand. Called ‘The Malaysia Trip Planner’, the application gives travellers personalised, inspiring and practical information on Malaysia, says Tourism Malaysia’s New Zealand Director, Ms Zalina Ahmad. Key features […]

France on a smartphone

France-Voyage.com says it’s not always easy to juggle between guides, maps and brochures during a journey in France. Visitors need to find the right document, look for the right page, sometimes add to the information by consulting another source, and repeat the process for each place they visit. Now, the France-Voyage.com guide offers a simple, […]

Tourists help to map New Zealand

Often criticised for taking their fair share while on the road, freedom campers are now ‘giving back’ by helping to map local amenities all across New Zealand, thanks to a free smartphone application developed by a Christchurch man. Available for free via Google Play and the App store, CamperMate uses the GPS function of smartphones […]

Books App for iPad

Random House New Zealand is pleased to announce the Random House New Books App for iPad and iPhone is now available on the App Store. The new app will introduce readers to new books and features twelve guaranteed good reads, allowing book lovers to sample the first chapter before buying the book through the iBookstore. […]

Vancouver Visitor Guide app

Thanks to Tourism Vancouver’s new Official Visitors’ Guide iTunes app, access to all the information they will need for their Vancouver trip is right at their fingertips. The free download features descriptions and contact
information for a range of accommodation, restaurants and shopping venues, as well as suggested itineraries for quick stops or longer stays. 

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