National Geographic Traveler launches a beautiful new app

National Geographic Traveler launches a beautiful new app

Today, National Geographic Traveler and app developer Fotopedia are launching a brilliant new iOS app for wanderlust enthusiasts, called “Dreams of Burma.” The visual feast is packed with more than 1,000 stunning photographs of Burma, virtual excursions, trip-building capabilities, social tools for sharing photos, beautiful slideshows and wallpapers.

Burma, the second-largest country in Southeast Asia, stretches from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal and is best known for its giant Buddha statues, archaeological treasures, pagodas, temples, stupas, lakes and tropical forests. The new app is a window into one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

“When I visited Burma 14 years ago, the power of its beauty and joy of its people so impressed me—and now we have these photographs to share with the world. They evoke all the qualities that drew me there in the first place,” said Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Traveler.

“Dreams of Burma” is one of many Fotopedia apps, which are less applications and more the future of what coffee table books used to be. The app acts like a book that you open to relax and discover new things that you will find yourself coming back to regularly. On average Fotopedia users spend more than 20 minutes in each application, which is an eternity in a market of immediacy. For more on Fotopedia, see our story: Beyond making apps, Fotopedia builds a brand.

The app requires an Internet connection, WiFi recommended. You can download it here (Free).

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