Category Archives: iPhone App

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
Press material (photos etc.): Download

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
Press photos: Download

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