Current Version Version: 1.2.4 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Developer Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd
Rating
Price Free
Filed Under Travel
Age rating 12+
Compatibility
  • iPhone (Original)
  • iPod Touch
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3G S
  • iPad

Description

"Nobody covers the world like Lonely Planet." -- New York Post

The Big Easy just got that little bit easier, with Lonely Planet’s New Orleans City Guide on your iPhone! ‘Crescent City’, ‘The Paris of the South’, ‘Saint City’: the euphemisms for N’awlins are as plentiful as its attractions, and the world’s leading guidebook publisher knows the lot. Our expert author, who won a Gold Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers at the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards for this little baby, knows the city like the back of his hand, so you won’t be kept guessing.

Emerging (dare we say it, phoenix-like) from the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina, this most eccentric of American cities keeps one foot anchored in former glories, the other stretched optimistically towards the future. Whether your idea of a good time is to catch some zydeco in the Vieux Carré, lose all sense of modesty in the bacchanalian Mardi Gras, stuff yourself silly on muffulettas and gumbo or commune with the loas at a Voodoo temple, New Orleans won’t disappoint you, we guarantee!

FEATURES

Imagine taking the world's favourite guidebook and making the information interactive, personalised and fully searchable. Imagine dynamic maps that plot your exact location, guiding you through the quirky, the curious and the straight-up compulsory experiences recommended by our community of on-the-road authors and users. Now imagine that guidebook on your iPhone, with you wherever you travel. Well, imagine no more: the world's favourite guidebook has just arrived on the world's favourite phone.

# easy to use – swipe to scroll through a full table of contents, dip into sections, and turn pages with a flick of your finger

# offline maps – there’s no need to go online to access our detailed street maps, fully retooled for the iPhone with location awareness, multi-touch controls, full-colour styling and six-level zoom

# tons to see and do – choose how to search through hundreds of geo-coded points-of-interest (POIs) – by proximity, category, preferences or favourites – then just tap to visit the website, or place a direct call

# text search – whether you’re into ‘live music' or ‘fine dining’, every article and POI in your guidebook is text-searchable

# location-based navigation – plot your location in real time on our interactive maps, exploring back streets and hidden treasures with no danger of losing your way

# worth a thousand words … – if you need some inspiration, just thumb through images taken by our award-winning photographers

# personalisation – tailor your City Guide to your tastes by tagging the best POIs as ‘favourites’

# money saving – forget roaming costs, our apps are designed for offline use, and only take up the room of an average album on your iPod

# over 30 City Guides available – including London, New York, Melbourne, Dublin, Barcelona, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo and many more

We'd love to hear your feedback, feature requests and ideas.