Rough Guide

This new app brings back memories of great adventures with a knackered copy of an essential rough guide stuffed into a heavily packed racksack for guidance.

Rough Guides have announced this week that its Rough Guides World Lens App is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The free, inspirational travel app showcases the best of Rough Guides’ picture library.

The Rough Guides app has 200 beautiful images that users can browse through in slideshow mode, share with friends and family via email, Twitter or Facebook, tag as favourites, download as wallpaper or geo-locate on a world map. Regular fresh uploads to the gallery means users never run out of inspiration for their next holiday. Evocative captions and short essays by Rough Guide writers accompany each image.

Escape to the Amber Fort in Rajasthan, the riverside food stalls of Vientiane or the awe inspiring Blue Mosque in Istanbul. From landscapes to seascapes, urban life to intimate portraits, mouthwatering food to colourful festivals, get up close and personal with the best in travel – wherever you are.

“We’re really excited to be releasing the first Rough Guides app,” says Peter Buckley, Digital Publisher for Rough Guides. “We know that travellers love inspirational images and there’s something about viewing them on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that really make them come to life. Our new app will pull you straight off your sofa and into the destination – with the geo-coded maps and insightful writing, it’s the next best thing to being there.”

The app is available now and is free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at:

I think that this app is definately worth a look.

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