POPGuide provides offline navigation and a self-guided audio tour in over 150 cities worldwide.
POPGuide is innovative and will enrich your city experience in the following ways:
* Geolocalization and navigation to any Point of Interest (POI) is possible offline, therefore avoiding expensive roaming charges
* Navigation is possible both on foot or by car, with distance and estimated travel time included
* Audio commentary about a POI is given by two famous local historical figures, played by native voice actors
* The audio commentary for each POI lasts no longer than 3 minutes, focussing on curiosities and stories mixed with historical information
* POPGuide is available in 6 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Mandarin)
Battery Usage Disclaimer:
"The continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."
While enjoying POPGuide outdoors, POPGuide tracks your current location in order to navigate you to nearby POIs.
To avoid GPS tracking unnecessarily draining your battery, make sure that you disable the location function of your device whenever appropriate.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is wonderful for people experiencing Rome for the first time. The download speed is a bit slow but once set all that is needed is GPS and you have the city at your fingertips. It will give you exact directions to the most popular places in Rome and is overall great. Multiple languages to choose from, and a plethora of knowledge to scroll through about the vibrant city known as Rome. Access I would say is limited since you need to have a password and login (which I got from a very friendly man at my hotel who worked at the front desk) so unless you stay at the same hotel I'm not sure how it would be possible to use it. It would be much easier if you could create one yourself but I'm not complaining. If you can get a password and login though I highly recommend it.
I bought the app version and two streaming versions. We used it on iPhones 5, 5s and 7. All had the same poor performance....reset frequently during descriptions within St Peters. Each time we had to start over completely. We eventually gave up and enjoyed our time in the basilica on our own.
How do you make an account?
All this app does (so far) is ask for access to camera then show a logon screen. No way to make an account. Developer website also has no information on making an account.
- VOX SPA
- 160.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © (C) Populi Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.