One of the slickest iPhone apps on the planet is Tour Wrist, and it’s about to get even better.
Tour Wrist (free) is the closest one can come to teleportation. With Tour Wrist one can visit travel destinations one minute, hotels and restaurants the next, or even look inside new cars and homes.
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Simply by moving your iPhone up, down, or in any other direction, the user gets a 360 degree view of what one’s chosen to view.
With powerful search and sort tools, Tour Wrist gives you the power to travel, remotely.
This past week I was fortunate enough to get advance copies of the updated iPhone/iPod Touch version and their all-new iPad version of Tour Wrist. To say they are scrumptralescent is putting it mildly.
Tour Wrist iPhone/iPod Touch Version 2.0:
Combining real–time accelerometer and magnetometer data, Tour Wrist precisely tracks each mobile device as the user moves it through space. Simultaneously, the application uses this movement to control loaded virtual tour imagery and displays the corresponding field of view on each mobile device’s screen. The experience is tactile and completely immersive, allowing users to intuitively navigate real–world environments remotely.
The experience is absolutely stunning.
Select your tour:
Explore any aspect of your selected tour in landscape mode by moving your i-Device in any direction:
Tour Wrist for iPhone/iPod Touch Version 2.0 is even better than the original version if you can imagine that, made even more so if you are using an iPhone 4, with its incredible screen.
But what of the iPad version of Tour Wrist you ask?
Tour Wrist for iPad:
For the iPad, one gets equally great features only on the iPad’s larger screen.
Select your tour by browsing the map, or conducting your own search:
Browse your tour by turning your iPad in any direction:
Tour Wrist version 2.0 is too good to put into words, but there’s more than simply what’s been described above.
Other features of Tour Wrist include the ability to save searches, mark tours as favorites, browse featured tours, the ability to check-in and in doing so, receive special features, app related announcements, and rate tours.
And the most amazing new feature of Tour Wrist? Tour Wrist’s counterpart recording app is coming soon. This will allow any iPhone 4 user to easily create and share beautiful, immersive AmaTours without any prior experience or the need for additional equipment (no more $70 lens required!) Furthermore, Tour Wrist Manager is on the way, providing a free library management web application that allows power users to mass-manage their content.
Tour Wrist is a grand, grand, app. I cannot sing its praises enough. While I was very lucky to get to preview Tour Wrist for both the iPhone and iPad from the developers, Spark Labs, the updated Tour Wrist won’t be ready until early September. As soon as this free, yes that’s free, app is updated, we will let you know. Until then download the current version here, and eagerly wait for the updates.
Have you used Tour Wrist? Likes/dislikes?
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