TripAdvisor Offline City Guides
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There is no need for a live data connection while using this app, as everything is stored on your phone, after you do an initial update. This means you won’t be charged for expensive data roaming, and the app is super fast to use. You can update user reviews periodically when you are on WiFi.
RESTAURANTS, ATTRACTIONS, HOTELS
All places that are listed on TripAdvisor.com in this city are included in the app.
THOUSANDS OF USER REVIEWS
TripAdvisor’s community of millions of worldwide travelers ensures that content is fresh, plentiful and honest. With over 50 million reviews and thousands more added daily, City Guides offer the best and most recent content.
CREATE YOUR OWN TRIP JOURNAL
Want to remember the places you visit? It is now easy to do this with TripAdvisor City Guides. Simply Check In, take a photo and add a note for each location, and your journal and travel album will be created for you automatically. You can share it with friends and family on Facebook, or just use it to remember your trip. And, you can even Check In while you are offline and share later when you are online.
TripAdvisor members and destination experts have handpicked the best itineraries in the city for you, enabling you to explore interesting neighborhoods, famous landmarks and hidden gems. Using the phone's GPS, you can follow along and read about the interesting sights along the route.
POWERFUL YET EASY TO USE
Searching for pizza around Times Square? Coffee near the Eiffel Tower? Or do you just want to find a highly recommended place near you? With this app you can easily search any way you want, and find exactly what’s best for you and your travel companions.
POINT ME THERE
Once you have selected a restaurant or attraction, this app will guide you there using the fun & useful “Point Me There” screen, which uses the phone’s GPS and Compass.
Written by TripAdvisor members and edited by professionals, City Facts articles provide helpful information for when you plan your trip, such as when to go, how to get around in the city, what neighborhoods to visit, etc.
This app leverages the GPS in the phone to show you the best restaurant, attractions etc nearby. The app also uses the compass to guide you to a place once you select it
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What's New in Version 4.3.0
Brand new improved hotel booking experience
Great concept ... A little too buggy
We used Beijing and Shanghai guides extensively on our two week family vacation. Having local attractions offline was amazingly helpful. For this, TA gets all the stars. But there are far too many small but annoying issues that prompted me to lower my rating.
First, one of the great values of this app is the ability to "point" someone to the attraction. I found that these pointers were almost 100% wrong. GPS signal was spot on, and when using Google maps, directions were perfect. But TA's internal directions almost always pointed not quite in the right direction, and sometimes totally off. Even after spinning is circles to orient the phone, we had no improvement.
Another complaint is the lack of a "here I am" icon on every map page. Sometimes the blue dot appeared, and sometimes it didn't. Again, it wasn't for lack of gps coverage ... This had to do with which version of the map I was looking it ... From a search vs general map view
Another pain was that when finishing reading about an attraction, the "back" button returned you to the home screen, erasing the attraction listings. One would have to start all over again looking at the attractions list to find your spot.
Bottom line ... This is a half-baked app with many loose ends that need to be addressed. Once TA does that, this will be incredibly useful for the foreign traveler who wants to hold down his or her international cellular costs.
Overall Helpful in new places
We used it now in Munich, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, around the Netherlands and Barcelona. Did not have one for Hamburg unfortunately, so they need to work on getting more cities. It has helped us find some great places to go see and eat! If you can get wifi, the 'nearby me' option is SO handy. Otherwise you can just look on the offline maps if you have a frame of reference and that's also nice! A couple places we visited were flops, but I blame the reviewers on that, and differing tastes of course. We did some of the recommended walking tours and it gives pretty good info and has a few different routes and areas to discover in each city so that was cool! We didn't have to pay for a tour or guide.
For me they could also do better by listing more actual activities, things to DO and also more off-the-beaten-path, kinda kitchy local stuff, but again, that might be a 'taste' thing and will likely get better as other people who use the app update it and add things. Overall it has been helpful in Europe for general info and tips on what to see and do with some basic history.
Down side - many places around are not listed in the guide (restaurants), and the wait time when you do try to add a listing seems long. I submitted a new business almost a month ago and am not sure they added it yet.
Great app - but frustrating downloading even over wifi. Have to restart downloads multiple times. When it says updates are available, doesn't always let you sync. Wish I could download everything on computer, and sync with my phone when needed. Other than that, the information presented is fairly good. The offline map feature is good, but I would check to make sure the attraction you want to see is where the app says it is before you leave home. For instance, the Berlin map has the Brandenburg Gate halfway down the Unter den Linden. Not an issue for something that big and recognizable, but for smaller sights and locations, that could be bad. The Tranenplast (#5 on things to do) museum is shown on the app as being on Karl Marx Alee, nowhere near the correct location (near Freidrichstraße). I ran into similar problems on the Rome guide too. I don't know how often TA makes corrections when you send a wrong location report. The last bug the app has is the appearing and disappearing saved points on your map. If you zoom in/out or pan the map, your saves disappear and you have to back out and reopen the map again. Great concept, just needs to get rid of some bugs, and get more cities!
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- Category: Travel
- Updated: Dec 02, 2013
- Version: 4.3.0
- Size: 42.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TripAdvisor
- © 2013 TripAdvisor
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.