Fotopedia, the collaborative photographic encyclopedia, launched Fotopedia Paris, an app that lets users visually discover Paris on their iPhone or iPad. Using a large collection of 4,000 stunning photographs taken by thousands of photographers from around the world, Fotopedia offers as many virtual tour as you want, whether you are interested in art, architecture, history, castles, café, fashion, shopping or street life. I tested Fotopedia Paris briefly, and I was impressed by the photo quality, the ease of use and the broad range of topics and information that you can access.
It is easy to select tours such as a walk around Montmartre or a visit of the Versailles palace, or you can create your own by selecting the pictures you like. From each image, you can access historical information and the exact location on an interactive map.
“It is not a travel guide, it is an app to explore, learn and get inspired. Others may help you find where to stay, eat or spend money; the question we answer is: what would you like to see? If Paris evokes wonder, curiosity or nostalgia in you, this app will most likely satisfy and surprise you at the same time.” ,” said Jean-Marie Hullot, CEO, Fotopedia.
I know Paris quite well and I can tell that this app provides a complete and beautiful discovery experience of the city, with a lot of information easily accessible, and it is free! The app is always updated with new photos, everyone can contribute by adding pictures on fotopedia.com.
Key Features (from the press release)
– More than 4,000 spectacular photos
– Virtual Trips to the most popular places as well as the unexpected
-Trip Builder to create your own, easy-to-build personal virtual tours
– Instant Slideshows and Wallpapers for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
– Social Media Integration to easily share your favorite images via email, Facebook & Twitter
– Complete Navigation with Smart Tags, search and interactive maps
– Rich Information with complete text description
– Shuffle or shake your device to discover new spots and images