PRN: The gap is Closing Between the Idea and Reality of Mobile Audio Travel Guides
The gap is Closing Between the Idea and Reality of Mobile Audio Travel Guides [20-February-2012] MOSCOW, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ï» Toozla, the developer of GPS-based audio guides, has now made its system for publishing mobile travel guides available via the web.
The gap is Closing Between the Idea and Reality of Mobile Audio Travel Guides
MOSCOW, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Toozla, the developer of GPS-based audio guides, has now made its system for publishing mobile travel guides available via the web. This means the "map tool" can now be used to build a fully-fledged mobile travel guide in just three hours.
Toozla is a major player in the market for GPS audio travel guides spanning the entire planet. Toozla guides are available on all of the main mobile operating systems - iOS, Android, Symbian, bada, Java2ME, MeeGo - and already include more than 2 million units of audio content in 16 languages covering destinations worldwide.
The World Travel Market 2011 Industry Report says that new technologies - including mobile phones - will remain a key consumer trend in the travel industry between now and 2016. But it is not only consumer demand for mobile apps that is on the rise: today more and more businesses, too, want to develop their own applications.
Toozla's publishing system for travel guides is now available via a web interface. All users need to create a guide is an internet connection and a willingness to share their content with others. The system can even automatically convert text to speech, so it only takes around three hours to create a complete mobile audio guide (which immediately works on all mobile platforms) from a block of text. Adding an extra language only takes another couple of hours. Content owners (publishers of print and MP3 travel guides, museums, bloggers, tour operators, city and regional tourist boards, hotels, etc.) can additionally use the map tool to set up their own information "streams".
"Users require no specialist knowledge to create a mobile travel guide; the system is absolutely intuitive," explains Toozla's marketing manager Alesya Chichinkina. "And publishing your first guide is free."
Toozla is a global, multilingual project for independent and package travellers - and the merely curious. Toozla is a system of interactive mobile travel guides that users can access all over the world on their mobile phone.