1000 Ultimate Experiences
It's an unusual way to present a travel app, but one that works so much better for it!
1000 Ultimate Experiences Review
by on August 26, 2011
We have to admit, we hesitated before including this app, so irritated were we by the grammatical vandalism in its title. That, however, would have deprived you of something really rather special.
The first thing you’ll notice on launching it is that its user interface consists of a single image of something that’s not immediately easy to identify. In the background, blurred almost beyond recognition, is a photograph. Tap on it and the screen is filled with an introductory video, presented by Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler. Back to the main interface, and if you tap on the object in the foreground, it reveals itself as a stack of cards. The stack splits into categories such as ‘Most eccentric places to stay’, ‘Best beaches to swing a hammock’ and ‘Finest classic train trips’. Tap on a category and its cards are laid out on grid for you to explore. It’s a beautiful user interface.
Each location, building or experience is represented by a photograph. Tap on it and you zoom in on the card, tap on the bottom corner and the card flips to reveal information about the subject. Most cards display text, though a few have video. As an added bonus, the video content can be streamed to an Apple TV using AirPlay. You can also share a card to someone by email. Again this is implemented beautifully, with images of both the back and front of the card attached to the email message.
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