For those traveling to Singapore, Tokyo or Shanghai, maybe you want to try out mTrip. It is a guidebook, trip itinerary and Augmented Reality integrated into it. It is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The best part is you can use it without connecting to the Internet. Do give it a try (search mTrip in iTunes).
mTrip Launches Asian City Guides for Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore
Montreal, CA Nov 25, 2010 in Travel
[prMac.com] Montreal, (QC) Canada – Today travel guide application publisher, mTrip launched its first guides for Asian cities, available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. The first Asian cities to be offered are Singapore, Tokyo and Shanghai. The application launched just six months ago with select US and European destinations and quickly expanded to Asian cities to accommodate a growing number of travelers seeking a smartphone app for Asian destinations.
mTrip now has twenty European, US & Asian destinations available: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Istanbul, Dublin, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai. The guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian (for European guides) and Japanese (for the New York city guide).
mTrip Travel Guide features:
Genius trip planner: Exclusive technology that automatically generates trip itineraries according to ones travel interests (attractions, monuments, parks and religious sights), location, trip dates, pace preference and traveler ratings.
Traveling in Augmented Reality: New technology that displays ones environment and all the places to visit in real-time. Icons overlay on ones phone, displaying helpful travel info on the fly.
Trip Sharing: Users can interact with other travelers by sharing their ratings, reviews, pictures, comments and updates within the travel guide. Travelers can show off their trips to family and friends by creating personalized e-postcards to be shared via Facebook and email.
Offline Map & Location-based Navigation: The guide locates the person on the map and shows the most optimal directions to and from each point of interest by foot or subway.
Travel Guide: Tons of attractions, restaurants, hotels, museums, monuments, shopping and other destinations, with ratings, reviews and image galleries from travelers.
All features are offline with no roaming fees (except for updates and sharing). Updates are free, daily. For more information on the applications or to download a travel guide visit the mTrip Travel Guides website or the App Store.
mTrip publishes intelligent travel guides for smartphones and portable devices, like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Combining expert content from Falk Content and Internet Solutions (Falk CIS), user-generated content from world travelers, user-friendly functions and advanced technologies from the latest smartphone developments, mTrip is positioned to be the leader in travel guide applications. Copyright (C) 2010 mTrip. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Here is a video on how it works