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For those planning their end of year holidays, Lonely Planet has been listening. Lonely Planet has simplified its ‘City Guides for iPhone’ travel app to a ‘three taps or less’ promise, allowing for quicker access to travel information while in transit.
The redesign is based on user feedback which called for more of a focus on neighbourhoods and ‘things to do’. There is an ‘offline’ neighbourhood maps function so that you don’t need to access data while travelling. The maps have also been integrated with editorial content and professionally reviewed points of interest (POIs) so that it’s easy to find restaurants, accommodation, shopping or sights which are nearby.
The following cities are currently available in the redesigned format: Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Moscow, New York City, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Venice. More will continue to be released throughout the year.