May 24, 2022

Fotopedia and National Geographic Launch New iOS App (Free): "Dreams of Burma"

From the Fotopedia Web Site:

National Geographic Traveler and Fotopedia present a photographic journey through Burma’s awe-inspiring scenery.

Stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, Burma offers an endless collection of visual marvels: giant Buddha statues, archaeological treasures, pagodas, temples, stupas, tropical forests and the luminous people of the country itself.

This app is a visual treasury of more than 1,000 spectacular photos, interactive maps, social media sharing, and stunning slideshows and wallpapers. And if you plan to go, you can use the Trip Builder to help you create your itinerary.

Download App from iTunes App Store (Free)
For iPhone, iPad, iTouch

See Also: “With 3.2 Million Downloads Under Its Belt, Fotopedia Launches National Geographic Photo App” (via the Washington Post)

Every photo is geo-tagged and linked to a Wikipedia entry which you can call up in the app. And just like the Paris app, if you see a picture of a place you want to visit, you can see where it is on a map and add it to your itinerary. Other photos taken nearby will also appear as pins on the map.

There are no photos from National Geographic itself, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the images, which are all stunning. Although, it seems like a missed opportunity for National Geographic to showcase some of their photographers as well. But there are licensing issues, since all the Fotopedia photos are Creative Commons by default. “We want to drive this industry to get to a new model better for the mobile space,” says CEO Jean-Marie Huillot. “We have to start with something simple.”

See Also: Fotopedia News Release

See Also: Other Fotopedia Apps

About Gary Price

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