Hong Kong, Asia – Announcing that LUXE Asia, Ltd. and CSL, the developers of LUXE City Guides Mobile, has launched the popular, well known city guides for iPhone users. There are apps for ten different cities in the collection so far, with ten more being added shortly. For the past seven years, these straight shooting, ‘take no prisoners’ guides have been best selling books, receiving acclaim from Vanity Fair, The New York Times and other publishers of note. Now, LUXE City Guides is bringing their no nonsense attitude and travel expertise to the mobile market.
In collaboration with developers CSL-1010, LUXE Asia Ltd has transformed the first ten of many city guides from best selling books to best selling mobile applications. The apps are compatible with numerous handsets, including the iPhone and Blackberry. The full listing can be found on the LUXE City Guides website.
The city guide apps have already been creating a buzz with users and those who are watching to see if the apps outsell the books. Part of the appeal is the painfully candid entries from the location specialists. There’s no room for fluff or nonsense in these guides. If a store, eatery or service sucks, users know because it will be stated very clearly and sometimes a bit irreverently. So far, the developers have released ten city guides, with ten more soon to follow. Currently, the following cities are ready for download:
* Hong Kong and Macau
* New York
Each city covered in LUXE City Guides’ listings has a minimum of twenty-five resident writers, people who live and breathe the city they are covering. Brutal honesty is the criteria for the short yet succinct review entries. If it’s good or if it’s bad, it’s the truth, with staff writers personally flying to each location to verify the facts inserted by the individual city writers. LUXE City Guides Mobile is the only app software in the world to offer this type of integrity and trustworthiness. The apps are all feature rich and leave nothing out. Still, LUXE City Guides welcomes any and all feedback from users.
LUXE City Guides Mobile offers a plethora of time-saving features:
* Content is developed by resident editors, 25 or more per city
* Staff editors fly to locations to personally double check the entries and information
* Free updates for a year at the click of a button
* When the free year is up, continued subscriptions are half price
* GPS allows optional downloadable maps or choose live Google Maps browsing
* Clickable websites and touch-call phone numbers
* Fully text-searchable with hyperlinked cross references
* Save favorites for easy reference and retrieval
* Build your own itinerary option
* 10 different city guides available with 10 more coming soon
* Try the free LUXE City Guides Mobile Lite version, available for New York and London
LUXE’s tagline is, “Smart Stuff for Busy People.” Considering the amount of location scouring, double checking of facts and publishing of straight from hip reviews, travellers can save a lot of time and disappointment by taking a city guide along on a trip.
Learn more about these amazing applications by visiting the LUXE City Guides website. Purchase and download information can be found on the LUXE City Guides Mobile page on iTunes.
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* 3G, 3GS iPhone
* Requires iPhone iOS 3.0 or later
* 3 MB to 8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
LUXE City Guides Mobile 1.0.1 is only $9.99 (USD) per city and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
LUXE City Guides now have 31 cities in their range covering cities from Asia to America and Europe. Starting from scratch LUXE re-thought the whole concept of why and how we all travel, of what we need when we get there and most importantly, what we don’t. LUXE is now famous for its super-svelte format, and its take no prisoners attitude, avoiding all the padding, and blah of other guides and getting straight to the meat. The result – ultra-smart travel companions stacked with priceless information for the discerning, value-conscious and busy traveler. Copyright (C) 2010 LUXE City Guides. 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.