Travel Guide App

'Eyewitness Paris' Travel Guide App

DK announces its first travel app for iPad – Eyewitness Paris – is available on the App Store. The app combines all the beauty, depth and authority of the much-loved DK Eyewitness guide books with the large, high-resolution display, Multi Touch interface and portability of iPad, to provide users with a rich and immersive travel experience.

Following the DK Eyewitness motto of “showing you what others only tell you”, users are able to discover Paris area-by-area in unparalleled depth, including:

* 3D cross-sections of ‘star sights’ such as Notre Dame, the Sacré Coeur and the Panthéon, allow minute exploration of Paris landmarks before you even get there. Zoom in to get up close and personal with each spire, portal, gallery and gargoyle of Paris’ top sites.

* Beautifully illustrated street-by-street walks take you into the heart of Paris, whether it is wandering through the narrow streets of the Marais or climbing the steps of Montmartre, with further information on ‘hotspots’ and photos showing you what you’ll really see. Decide which Parisian neighbourhoods you want to explore or to act as your very own tour guide.

* Full GPS enabled DK mapping means that you can locate yourself in the city wherever you are with no roaming charges. All attractions, hotels, restaurants and shops are pinpointed on the maps, with a simple tap delivering all the info you need. Flip the map over for a plan of the metro system.

* An image gallery of over 400 evocative photographs that brings the city to life.

The Eyewitness Paris App takes users through all aspects of their travel experience including identifying the places to go and sights to see, planning itineraries, taking a deep dive into the cultural history of the city and sharing it all with friends and family via email and social networks.

“We really feel Eyewitness Paris will be a game-changing travel app,” says Digital Publisher Peter Buckley. “With iPad we are excited to have a device that is the ideal showcase for a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide. With the app, we’ve taken everything people love about DK guide books and added an extra layer of depth and interactivity that take full advantage of iPad’s high resolution display and innovative Multi Touch interface. We’ve created a product that is not only gorgeous to look at, but also a joy to use and packed full of really useful information for any traveller.”