HawaiiGaga.com Announces Maui GPS Tour Guide for the iPhone
KAHULUI, Hawaii, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Maui GPS Tour Guide is a virtual tour guide that talks to vacationers as they drive around Maui. Using the GPS built into the iPhone or iPad 3G, the Tour Guide knows exactly where travelers are and alerts them to hidden beaches, scenic attractions and hikes, and also tells them about the island’s history, geography and unique plants and animals.
The Maui GPS Tour Guide is the first iPhone application of its kind available to Maui visitors. “Imagine having a Maui expert drive with you to tell you about the island,” explains HawaiiGaga.com developer Cathy Pretorius. “The Tour Guide helps visitors locate difficult-to-find attractions, but also educates them about sensitive eco systems, ocean safety, and areas popularized by guide books but are considered ‘Kapu.’”
The Tour Guide is split into 5 Tours: West Maui, Central Maui, South Maui, Haleakala, and the Hana Highway. Combined, they cover the entire island and include the many historic sites of Lahaina, the highway beyond Kapalua, all the attractions of the Hana highway, including the highway past Hana, Haleakala National Park and the sounds of some endangered birds found in the region, Iao Valley, and the many snorkeling sites and beaches of South Maui. Users select and purchase the tours they want from inside the application based on the regions they intend to visit.
Those with Apple devices like the iPod Touch, which doesn’t have a GPS, can still download the application and take advantage of the comprehensive beach and snorkeling guides with panoramic photos, hiking information, weather and surf forecasts, driving directions, and Maui background information.
The Maui GPS Tour Guide is scheduled to be released on July 8. More information can be found at http://www.hawaiigaga.com/hawaii-iphone-apps.aspx.
HawaiiGaga.com is a travel website that showcases Hawaii’s beaches, attractions, vacation rentals, and tourist activities. The site includes comprehensive condo guides, a large collection of aerial and panoramic photos, interactive maps, and virtual tours to assist vacation planners in making informed travel decisions. HawaiiGaga.com also publishes a Kauai GPS Tour Guide. Started in 2008, the website reaches over 420,000 Hawaii visitors per year.
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