City Guides by National Geographic is a virtual travel app that allows you to visit four of the most well-known cities worldwide: London, Paris, Rome and New York. It includes free practical information like when is the best time to go, maps, real-time currency exchange rates, weather forecasts and measurement conversion tables, amongst other features. This utility also offers over 50 short shareable “Did you Know?” facts for each city. Similarly, there is a Favorites module in which you can save items you want to remember or view again and a wide selection of iconic photographs of the four cities.
It allows you to visit four of the most worldwide known cities: London, Paris, Rome and New York
This app also has a paid version, in which there is unlockable premium content such other places’ city guides, do-not-miss lists of places to visit or things to see, city secrets or customized mapped itineraries. Nevertheless, the only drawback City Guides by National Geographic faces is the fact that there are only four cities available, which reduces usability to zero if you are travelling to a different place.
How does it work?
Getting started in City Guides by National Geographic is really easy. Once you are done with the download and setup process of the app, you will be taken to the home screen. There are four guides available: London, Paris, New York and Rome. Below their names you will find several icons representing how many photos, curiosities, must-visit places, itineraries, etc. there are available. When you have decided on which city guide you want to get immersed in, simply click “View Guide”.
The free version of this utility has four modules unlocked per city: Did you Know?, Essentials, My Favorites and Photos. As we previously mentioned, Did you Know menu includes up to 50 curiosities for each city. Essentials gives stats, maps, news and travel information. Photos provides you with access to images of the area you are looking for with a brief description of what the picture shows. In Favorites you will find those things you saved for a later review or just because you liked them. The weather forecast module is located at the bottom of the screen, next to the magnifying glass and settings icons. In case you want to try any other of the three remaining cities, just tap on “All cities” button.
City Guides by National Geographic 1.2.1 Features
The unique features of City Guides by National Geographic are:
- Over 50 “Did you know?” facts per city
- Favorites menu to bookmark content
- Great range of iconic photographs of each place
- Currency exchange rates provided in real-time
- Weather forecast of the four cities and their surroundings
- Measurement conversion tables
- News, stats, maps and travel information
If you want to read more information about this software before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install this utility are listed below:
- iOS 5.0 or later
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch