HiGuide has been designed to help you in the choice and preparation of your trips, as well as being your guide when you are there.
Before you leave, you can use it as an illustrated book where each Point of Interest can be located on a map.
Once you are there, HiGuide really becomes your guide: it knows where you are, thanks to the GPS feature in your iPhone. It also knows what you can discover thanks to its data bank. It can point out everything that is around you, sorting its Points of Interest by order of proximity.
In both cases, HiGuide associates a series of photos in a slideshow to each Point of Interest.
But that’s not all…Your HiGuide can transform itself to become your guide: you can add your own Points of Interest, your own photos, audio comments and videos
On the spot in Paris, you won’t necessarily have easy access to Internet. It doesn’t matter! HiGuide contains its own maps, in great detail. It can act like a GPS and allow you to situate yourself.
HiGuide can be used without any access to the Internet. However, it can also work online to whirl you into the unlimited world of the Net. For this purpose, each page of description proposes a link to our web server, from which you can visit a selection of other websites on the subject, or whatever you like on the web, without leaving HiGuide.
The HiGuide of Paris proposed on the AppStore is very small and will be installed on your iPhone in a short period of time. It’s only the base which, once installed, will permit to download more contents and more maps, directly from our servers. These extensions are free of charge.
The present version to be downloaded includes most quarters of the city, and the main parks of Paris including the bois de Boulogne and the bois de Vincennes. It contains 187 points of Interest and more than 700 photos. New contents and new maps are added periodically, including audio comments and videos for some Points of Interest.
HiGuide is capable of «Push notification» : if you set this feature, it will send you a message of notification for each new content available for download, even if you are not in the HiGuide or if your iPhone is sleeping.
HiGuide includes a smart, incremental system to download any extensions and updates for all datas: maps, photos, audio and vidéo sequences.
This downloading system works silently in the background, on any kind of network from 2G to WiFi. If your contract with your telephone operator limits or overcharges the number of megabytes, you should prefer WiFi connexions when downloading : some extensions can be huge, especially for audio, video or maps.
A promotional version for this title is presented by our application «HiGuide World», which is our catalog and our window for all titles in the HGuide series.
Technical description :
- GPS and network triangulation for accurate geographic localization,
- usable with without Internet connexion
- internal map system and downloadable sets of maps with different scales for Paris, the parisian region and more, to be used without internet connexion,
- online maps or satellite photos, covering the world and capable detailed photos from the sky,
- compass on maps and satellite images
- Points of Interest searchable by categories or using a search field
- user added point of interests, with photos, texts, audio and video, are included in the database just as other points,
- extensions available through a window to the Internet without leaving HiGuide,
- push notification system,
- smart incremental downloading system for extensions and updates, concerns all multimedia files and maps.