PocketGuide, the world’s leading audio city guide application, reveals the best stories, insider hangouts and must-see sights in more than 150 major cities and tourist destinations.
PocketGuide turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide: The GPS figures out where you are, and a voice recording, made by a local guide, describes the sights around you. You don’t need to read text from your phone, just listen and enjoy a city’s attractions while your virtual tour guide explains it all and shares personal insights.
PocketGuide works offline, so you save on roaming charges, and it includes an offline map and loads of critical reviews that help you decide where to eat, drink and shop.
We also have fascinating themed tours, for those who want to go off the beaten path. Find the top tapas in Barcelona, get chic in NYC’s East Village or follow the trail of a 19th century serial killer in London.
Whether you're interested in the main sights or "the road less traveled", PocketGuide is ready to take you there.
Please note that continuous use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
iPhone X compatibility improvements.
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Ratings and Reviews
We decided to try this after hiring a rather unsatisfactory guide at the Colosseum. The Rome package was either £8 or free if you watched a 30 second advert. Baffling, as it would have been well worth £8 but who am I to argue. Anyway, the following day we set out with headphones and a spare battery (it's heavy on battery) to do the Forum tour.
The guide is great. Interesting, well judged on length, informative. It's lovely that you don't have to interact, it just plays as you get to each spot. It was FAR better than the tour guide we paid for locally.
So, why not 5*? Well, I wondered about it, but each of us had to restart the app a couple of times as it lost GPS, and at one point in the Forum the directions didn't work. So, needs a little polishing, but seriously you should download anyway, and if they fix those monor glitches it would be 5*. In fact, sod it, going to 5* it anyway as we seriously enjoyed it.
Mind-blowingly good App
Without any shadow of a doubt, this is the best tour App on the market. It makes brilliant use of GPS. For things like the vivid, imaginative (and in places nerve-wracking!) Coffeehouse Tour App you don't even have to fiddle around with anything - you can leave your phone in your pocket while your path is magically strewn with the sounds, stories and songs of Old London. And you don't even have to travel there in person - you can take the tour from the comfort of your armchair at home because it's jam-packed with beautiful and transportive photographs.
I've seen this app and didn't use, being travelling with friends, but now travelling on my own, this is perfect.
Definitely saved me some pounds and time avoiding a big tour, and managing to see everything as if I was with a guide.
I'll definitely invest more in it, and there are more cities than listed in the description...
The downside is the iPhone battery going out as quickly as you can imagine. I'll invest in an extra charger and keep using this app.
- PocketGuide Inc.
- 91.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Chinese, German, Hungarian, Italian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2012 PocketGuide Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Rome Sightseeing Tours £9.99
- Budapest Sightseeing Tours £9.99
- Paris Sightseeing Tours £9.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.