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tripwolf’s new maps: sharper, smoother, wider

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The mobile travel guide’s new iOS update introduces modern mapping technology for better offline navigation; free test guide from 11/07-11/09/2014

Vienna, November 7, 2014. tripwolf, the Vienna-based international start-up for online and mobile travel guides has recently included maps showcasing the latest technology in the iOS version of its app. The new maps offer smooth handling with high-resolution detail and minimal loading times. tripwolf’s iOS user base, which is growing monthly at a rate of more than 150,000 users, can test the improved maps using a free travel guide from November 7-9.

The major advantages of the new maps come from the vector-based technology used, which puts together the information using mathematical formulas instead of image fragments. Now, the maps load in split seconds and allow liquid, seamless panning and zooming. They re-scale automatically and appear sharp and detailed on every zoom level. Another practical side-effect is the smaller file size of the new tripwolf maps: users can now download individual cities, regions or entire country maps without using an unnecessarily large amount of storage space. In addition to the informative content and features that allow for customized travel plans, tripwolf’s travel guides now also enable users to navigate even more efficiently without an internet connection.

tripwolf – a pocket-sized travel companion

“We are delighted to have taken our most popular product to a new level by improving this key feature considerably. All our customers now have offline access to all the maps they require during their vacation. After all, more than 50 percent of our users use the app on an iPad or iPhone to access our travel guides.” says tripwolf’s CEO Wilfried Schaffner of the new map technology. “The vector maps are also a good starting point for further navigation features planned for the future, such as a routing functionality.” he goes on.

tripwolf is currently on the threshold of 7 million downloads. Recently, both the iPad app and the iPhone version – the two best-selling products of the Viennese travel guide company – underwent a major redesign. In addition to the iOS version, the tripwolf portfolio also contains the travel app for Android, which was already equipped with the new maps. While tablets are particularly popular among users doing their travel planning in the comfort of their own home or in their hotel, the smartphone versions are most commonly used by tripwolf travelers at their destination, thanks to the handiness of the devices.

About tripwolf:

The tripwolf travel guide is a mobile app that is also available on an online platform (http://www.tripwolf.com). tripwolf offers mobile guides for iOS and Android devices for more than 500 destinations worldwide in five languages (German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian). On average, 1 million users per month visit the web platform tripwolf.com, while more than 200,000 registered tripwolf community members write reviews and upload travel photos to the guides. Besides the tripwolf travel app, which was produced in-house, tripwolf has created numerous international collaborative white label apps including Visit Aruba, Best of Berlin, and Venga Mexico.

With well over six million app downloads, the tripwolf apps are among the most successful travel applications on the market. Founded in 2008, tripwolf GmbH has a 15-strong international team based in Vienna.

Downloadlink: tripwolf App
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Media Contact tripwolf:
Lena Sharma | PR
Spengergasse 37-39, 1050 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 699 19090392
E-Mail: l.sharma@tripwolf.com
http://twitter.com/tripwolf

tripwolf iPhone-App Relaunch: mobile travel guides for the future

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Version 4.0 of the travel app shows a clear, modern layout; free travel guide available in the iPhone version on July 19

Vienna, July 17, 2014. tripwolf, the Vienna-based international provider of online and mobile travel guide content, has just released a completely new version of the tripwolf iPhone app. The whole layout of the app has been redesigned to accommodate the latest technical and aesthetical standards. The result is an application with pleasantly fluid navigation and contemporary design elements. The new designs are based on the design already implemented in the iPad version of the app last November, with a clear tile design in fresh colors and more intuitive navigation. After the iPad app was launched, this version became an instant bestseller for tripwolf and now accounts for over 50% percent of in-app purchases and 45% of the downloads of the app in the iTunes store.

This redesign sees a shift in focus towards the photos and the main categories in the travel guides. Illustrative photographs of points of interest convey an inspiring impression of the individual travel destinations. The clean layout makes the app easier to use on the small iPhone screen, with no clutter or distractions, and the user’s attention is focussed on the essential features of the travel guides. The overall result is harmonious and eminently practical.

tripwolf – stronger as a team

“During the redesign of one of our main products, we discovered a new dimension to team work – all the processes were deeply interlinked and everyone worked intensely in order to optimize the new app. After all, about half of our users access their tripwolf mobile travel guides via an iPhone when they are on the road. We are very proud of the result. The fact that the iPhone app now has an exciting new look and feel motivates us to implement more enhancements to the content and additional features that we have planned for the near future,” says tripwolf’s CEO Wilfried Schaffner.

Only recently – one year after the takeover by CEO Wilfried Schaffner – tripwolf reached 6 million downloads. With the iPhone app being renewed, the Vienna based travel startup completely overhauled one of their best-selling products. Besides the iPhone version, the portfolio of tripwolf also contains the travel app for iPad and Android. While tablets allow comfortable travel planning especially at home or in the hotel, the smartphone versions are most commonly used by the tripwolf users due to the handiness of the devices.

About tripwolf:

tripwolf travel guide is a mobile app that is also available as an online platform (http://www.tripwolf.com/). tripwolf offers mobile guides for iOS and Android devices for more than 500 destinations worldwide in five languages (German, English, Spanish, French and Italian). On average, 1 million users per month visit the web platform tripwolf.com, and more than 200,000 registered tripwolf community members write reviews and upload travel photos to the guides. 2012 was the first time tripwolf GmbH achieved an annual profit. Besides the in-house produced tripwolf travel app, tripwolf has created numerous international collaborative white label apps including Visit Aruba, Best of Berlin and Venga Mexico.
With six million app downloads the tripwolf apps are among the most successful travel applications on the market. Founded in 2008, tripwolf GmbH has a 15-member international team based in Vienna.

Downloadlink: tripwolf App for iOS
Downloadlink: tripwolf App for Android
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Media Contact tripwolf:
Lena Sharma | PR
Spengergasse 37-39, 1050 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 699 19090392
E-Mail: l.sharma@tripwolf.com
http://twitter.com/tripwolf

Tripwolf launches iPad app: travel guide in large format

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tripwolf sets milestone with user-friendly and easy-to-read travel guides

Vienna, November 28, 2013.Having exceeded 5 million downloads recently, tripwolf, one of the most important providers of mobile travel guides for iPhone and Android, presents the brand new iPad version. On November 30th and after a design and conception phase of about 4 months, tripwolf laid claim to a leading role in the travel guide section: excellent readability of all content and a completely new structure optimized for the iPad app. Furthermore, version 3.0 shows a focus on a new interface that facilitates individual travel planning. The extensive range of tripwolf travel guides consists of more than 500 guides for cities, regions and whole countries (prices range between 0,99$ and 7,99$, depending on content). tripwolfs travel guides are based on the combination of classical print travel guide content and travel advice of thousands of travelers around the world.
„With the new iPad app, our developers created a state of the art-product in the travel section. The tripwolf iPhone app had to be completely rebuilt in order to fully take advantage of the possibilities of the iPad,” says tripwolf’s CEO Wilfried Schaffner. „Many of our users travel with their iPads nowadays. This optimization allows us to adapt to the different needs of our users,” he furthermore states.

“Due to its large screen and low weight, the iPad represents a class of devices used both at home and on the road. We adapted to the technical capabilities of the iPad and polished the design. Now texts are easier to read, larger photos give a better indication of the places shown, and the easy handling invites to discover,” says Ralf Stoltze, tripwolf’s product manager.

To give an idea of the new version, the coupon code “tripad3” offers one free guide to download and try until December 4th.

tripwolf – the wolf in a new fur

The concept and implementation of the tripwolf iPad app took about 4 months altogether. Besides the iPad app, the portfolio of the Austrian start-up also contains the tripwolf travel app for iPhone and Android, which only recently registered a total of 5 million downloads. While these attract the majority of users due to the handiness of the devices, the iPad version allows a better overview and efficient organization of custom trips, for example, the drag-and-drop feature in the trip planner.


About tripwolf:

tripwolf travel guide is a mobile app that is also available as an online platform (http://www.tripwolf.com/). tripwolf offers mobile guides for iOS and Android devices for more than 500 destinations worldwide in five languages (German, English, Spanish, French and Italian). On average, 1 million users per month visit the web platform tripwolf.com, and more than 200,000 registered tripwolf community members write reviews and upload travel photos to the guides. 2012 was the first time tripwolf GmbH achieved an annual profit. Besides the in-house produced tripwolf travel app, tripwolf has created numerous international collaborative white label apps including Visit Aruba, Best of Berlin and Venga Mexico.

tripwolf.com was launched in 2008 by Sebastian Heinzel and co-founders and by Viennese startup incubator i5invest and with support of business angels and investors from the Austrian and German publishing scene. Since 2011, the company has largely focused on the mobile model.
With five million app downloads the tripwolf apps are among the most successful travel applications on the market. Founded in 2008, tripwolf GmbH has a 15-member international team based in Vienna.


Downloadlink
: tripwolf App for iOS
Downloadlink: tripwolf App
Press photos: Download

Media Contact Persons tripwolf:
Lena Sharma | PR
Spengergasse 37-39, 1050 Vienna, Österreich
Telephone: +43 699 19090392
E-Mail: l.sharma@tripwolf.com
http://www.tripwolf.com/en/press | http://twitter.com/tripwolf

Adena Harford | Country Manager US
Telephone: + 1 802 310 7029
E-Mail: adena@tripwolf.com

Five Million Downloads – A New Milestone for Travel App Specialist tripwolf

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Wilfried Schaffner takes over management of the travel startup — Discount Week, 20 percent off every download

Vienna, November 13, 2013. tripwolf, a leading international provider of travel guide apps for smartphones, celebrates five million app downloads. It’s with this record number of downloads that the company makes its new CEO, the mobile expert Wilfried Schaffner (37), a great welcome gift. Schaffner is the successor of founder Sebastian Heinzel, who stood at the helm of the company since 2008.

In celebration of the five million app downloads, on November 14, 2013 tripwolf starts a Thank you-week in which all the products of the tripwolf app (city guides, country guides, guide packets) are discounted by 20%.  The promotion ends on November 22, 2013.

As new leader of tripwolf’s 15-member team, CEO Wilfried Schaffner will pilot the company into its next phase of growth: “Mobile content is where the travel industry’s future lies,” says Schaffner.  “Five million downloads is an important milestone for us. Marco Polo has built up a very good position in the field of travel apps. I can build on the excellent foundation that has been laid by the founding team.  There is much accumulated know-how within this company. We will take advantage of every growth opportunity this industry offers, “says Schaffner.

Wilfried Schaffner has demonstrated himself successful with several start-up companies including Mobile Messenger and Truck24.  Born in Upper Austria, Schaffner returns after 13 years of overseas experience in Germany, Australia and the U.S.

“I am pleased that we have found such a competent and experienced new manager for tripwolf. Wilfried is the guarantee that the success story of “tripwolf” will not only continue, but will get to the next level,” says Sebastian Heinzel, founder and former CEO of tripwolf.

tripwolf – a mobile success story

tripwolf travel guide offers mobile for iOS and Android devices for more than 500 destinations worldwide in five languages ​​(German, English, Spanish, French and Italian). On average, 1 million users per month visit the web platform tripwolf.com, and more than 200,000 registered tripwolf community members write reviews and upload travel photos to the guides. 2012 was the first time tripwolf GmbH  achieved an annual profit. Besides the in-house produced tripwolf travel app, tripwolf has created numerous international collaborative white label apps including Visit Aruba, Best of Berlin, Venga Mexico and online travel info, like the DUS Guide Düsseldorf Airport.

tripwolf.com was launched in 2008 by Sebastian Heinzel and co-founders and by Viennese startup incubator i5invest and with support of business angels and investors from the Austrian and German publishing scene. Since 2011, the company has largely focused on the mobile model.


About tripwolf:

tripwolf travel guide is a mobile app that is also available as an online platform (http://www.tripwolf.com/). tripwolf combines traditional travel information from print guides with tips from thousands of travelers from all over the world. With five million app downloads the tripwolf apps are among the most successful travel applications on the market. Founded in 2008, tripwolf GmbH has a 15 – member international team based in Vienna.


Downloadlink
: tripwolf App for iOS
Downloadlink: tripwolf App for Android
Press photos: Download

Media Contact Persons tripwolf:
Lena Sharma | PR
Spengergasse 37-39, 1050 Vienna, Österreich
Telephone: +43 699 19090392
E-Mail: l.sharma@tripwolf.com
http://www.tripwolf.com/en/press | http://twitter.com/tripwolf

Adena Harford | Country Manager US
Telephone: + 1 802 310 7029
E-Mail: adena@tripwolf.com

tripwolf Reaches 3 Million App Download Mark: Profitable in 2012!

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Mobile Travel Guide Announces Expanded Country Guides in App Stores

The mobile travel guide tripwolf celebrates 3 million downloads of its apps for iPhone and Android devices. This makes the Vienna-based social travel guide one of most successful publishers of travel guides for smartphones worldwide. tripwolf apps are especially popular in Germany, Italy, France and the US.

“Hitting the 3 million mark makes us very proud. Only 12 months ago we were at only one million,” says tripwolf CEO Sebastian Heinzel. “Our strategy of focusing on mobile apps has paid off. 2012 will be our first year with a profit.”

tripwolf offers more than 700 mobile guides for the most beautiful cities, countries and regions around the world. The apps combine up-to-date travel information and tips by the tripwolf community with useful features like offline maps and a trip planner.

New Country Guides

tripwolf’s Country Guides have just received an overhaul. Apps with the highlights for each country – from the Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand – are available now for free in the app stores.  Just as in the popular tripwolf city guides, all recommendations for Places to See and Things to Do are generated by the tripwolf community. The premium version of a country guide costs between $4.99 and $9.99 depending on the amount of content included.

Link for download: iPhone tripwolf App

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