iBarcelona EN

iBarcelona EN

Pros
  • Useful
  • Videoguides included
  • Augmented Reality
  • Promotions and discounts
Cons
  • We miss a more succesful way to submit users' reviews
  • It drains battery
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"A smart tour through BCN"

Reviewed by / Feb 21, 2013

A simple yet comprehensive guide for Barcelona with geo-referenced videoguides

NOTE: This is the complete version of iBarcelona Smartour (English version) totally free for iPhone.

iBarcelona Smartour is a city guide for Barcelona that includes 20 spots of touristic and cultural interest among other tidily presented resources such as restaurants, shopping places, cafés & terraces, night clubs, hotels, museums, information about public transports, events agenda and discounts and promotions for spectacles and venues. It also includes city maps and specific maps for each spot (online and offline), and allows you to rate places and share your favourites via Facebook, Twitter or email

Till here nothing new under the sun of touristic apps, but what shines here is the unique videoguides for each one of the spots. This way you'll have a personal guide that will tell you all about the secrets and history of the spot in question i just a few minutes. They are geo-referenced via GPS so that they will open whenever you are on location. Augmented Reality is increasingly becoming an must-have in these type of apps and it is no surprise finding it in here.

Plus there is an option called "Route" that will lead you to your selected place, detailing the time and distance that will take you from you real time location. We certainly can say the app makes the most of your GPS tool although at the same time this will drain your battery life. We recommend it nonetheless.

Developer's original description available here
Feel the true tourist experience of the 21st century and download the official cultural video tour guide for Barcelona, based on high quality georeferenced videos. Thanks to its incorporated videos a personal virtual guide will explain you the most known anecdotes and the historical background of all points of interest.
SMARTOUR® will allow you to explore unique places and discover unforgettable stories at your desired pace as well as to get the best direction to take as you follow the route along the most relevant points of interest. You will also be able to enjoy a welcome video to a tourist destination, find the most important information of its different areas, as well as its gastronomic, cultural, commercial and leisure offers and much more.
Within our suggested tour along the city of Barcelona you will discover 20 points of tourist and cultural interest plus 1 video welcoming you to the city. You will enjoy several of its most outstanding districts as follows:

-Eixample de Barcelona: Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square) and Barrio de la Sagrada Família
-Ciutat Vella: La Rambla; el Raval; Barrio Gótico; Santa Caterina and Sant Pere; La Ribera; La Barceloneta and Port Vell.
-Gràcia i Park Güell: Park Güell

General characteristics of Smartour, the official cultural and tourist video guide of Barcelona:
- Welcoming video to Barcelona
-High quality georeferenced videos (through GPS system) of the most emblematic points of interest of a tourist destination. Each video will automatically be reproduced when a point of interest is reached within its programmed radius.
-Culture and leisure agenda displaying the most updated and important events for each day of the year
-Additional georeferenced information about services (Restaurants, Shopping, Cafés & Terraces, Nightlife, Museums, Public Transport etc.) with individual descriptions and pictures.
-Localisation and viewing of all points of interest and services on on-line Maps
-Option “Route” for visualising in real time and distance the way how to go from your actual place of location to the desired one
-Possibility of valuating places and points of interests, as well as sharing comments through Facebook, Twitter or email.
-Application “Augmented Reality” for visualising the points of interest and requested services
- Off-line general Map of the city.
- Off-line Maps for each Point of Interest
- Off-line Maps of the public transport system (Metro and Bus)
-Promotions and discounts at outstanding premises and venues

Recently changed in this version

-Improvements in social network functionalities (Facebook and Twitter)
- Improvements in offline maps´ visualization
-New audiovisual contents (4 Videos): Legend of Sant Jordi & the Dragon , Park Güell, Santa María del Mar and Plaça Sant Jaume.
-New Layers with additional Points of Interest and recommended complementary services


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