I my last trip abroad I was amazed at how digital mobile city guide can be useful for explorer new cities. At the same time, I realize that my own city does not have such thing. So, I decided to create my first iPhone app as a city guide.
Guia Vix is a Vitória (Brasil) city guide iPhone App. The idea is bridge the gap between the old print version and the new tourist behaviour. The app has information about the city, types of transportation and a geolocation database of more then 200 venus (bars, restaurants, night clubs) and point of interests (beaches, arts, museum). A detail page provide the main information for each venus, including phone number, full address, map location and web site url. The user can explorer the arounds using the feature “Localize-se”, that geo-locate the user and show the point of interest in a 1 km distance.
I built this project with the help of Samia Pedraça, Marina Machado and Daigo Matsuoka.
You can find the app in the App Store or you can download from this website: http://guiavix.com.br. It is free.