Lonely Planet Drops Augmented Reality Guides to 99¢ – Available for Download In The Market

Lonely Planet, creators of the well known augmented reality city guide, today announced that they will slash their guide prices from $4.99 to 99¢ each.  With the overwhelming majority of expected travelers this holiday season, these maps are sure to come in handy.  Point your phone’s camera at virtually anything in the city and gain instant access to POI’s like sights, restaurants, bars and accommodations.  This will drastically cut down your time in answering the age old question, “what are we going to do when we get there?”  In addition, travelers will not have to worry about a data connection, as these guides are available offline, eliminating the fear of any roaming fees (maps not included offline).  So, if you’re traveling this season, be sure to head over to Lonely Planet or the Android Market and look for your prospective city, because this deal is only available until Christmas Day!

List of Compass City Guides Available:

  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Barcelona
  • Beijing
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Hong Kong
  • Istanbul
  • Las Vegas
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Vancouver
  • Washington DC.

[via lonelyplanet]


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