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  • Lonely Planet's 25 travel guides get a dose of Augmented Reality

    Lonely Planet's 25 travel guides get a dose of Augmented Reality

    Lonely Planet, the BBC World-owned travel guide company, has rolled out an Augmented Reality option for Android users. Now targeting 25 popular European, US and Asian cities, its AR-supported ‘Compass Guides’ use a combination of GPS, compass and the phone’s camera to enable users to see their current location and nearby points of interest. The app then overlays information… Read More

  • Tripwolf launches an Augmented Reality iPhone app

    Tripwolf launches an Augmented Reality iPhone app

    tripwolf, a social travel site, just released their Augemented Reality iPhone App (iTunes link). Based on their current version and together with a research team out of Salzburg, they are currently the only travel portal providing Augmented Reality travel content on an iPhone. Lonely Planet, a well-known leader in the travel space, also offers an AR app, but it’s only available for… Read More

  • Social travel guide tripwolf's iPhone app goes freemium, introduces in-app purchases

    Social travel guide tripwolf's iPhone app goes freemium, introduces in-app purchases

    [Austria] Social travel guide tripwolf has released an updated iPhone app that ramps up the company’s freemium offering with the introduction of in-app purchases for destinations where tripwolf has more in-depth information. The premium content is garnered from the Vienna-based startup’s existing partnerships with travel guide publishers Footprints and Marco Polo (a subsidiary of… Read More

  • Social Travel Guide Tripwolf Adds In-App Purchasing

    Social Travel Guide Tripwolf Adds In-App Purchasing

    Social travel guide tripwolf has released an updated iPhone app that ramps up the company’s freemium offering with the introduction of in-app purchases for destinations where tripwolf has more in-depth information. The premium content is garnered from the startup’s existing partnerships with travel guide publishers, which is supplemented with user-generated content from the… Read More

  • Tripwolf Raises Another $2.5 Million For Its Online Travel Guide

    Tripwolf Raises Another $2.5 Million For Its Online Travel Guide

    Tripwolf, an online travel guide that also offers some social features, has closed a $2.5 million funding round led by European travel publisher MairDumont Group along with investor Dieter von Holtzbrinck, a German entrepreneur who headed the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group for over 20 years. Tripwolf offers comprehensive travel guides comprised of a mix of professionally written material and… Read More

  • Tripwolf Opens Its Social Travel Guide In Public Beta

    Tripwolf Opens Its Social Travel Guide In Public Beta

    Tripwolf, the social travel guide that we introduced last month, has launched in public beta. The site allows users to network with friends to create an ideal travel trip, and also has a number of features designed to help research destinations and points of interest. To coincide with the launch, Tripwolf also announced that MairDumont, a travel guide publisher, has invested about $1.2… Read More

  • Tripwolf Beta: 200 Free Invites For TechCrunch Readers

    Tripwolf Beta: 200 Free Invites For TechCrunch Readers

    Tripwolf is a social travel guide and trip planner that allows users to get a feel for how a destination will feel, look and sound, and adds a social recommendations layer on top. The site offers advice and recommendations by locals and experienced travelers, and users get highly personalized travel recommendations from friends, peers and like-minded travelers. Users can create new… Read More