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Big Island Revealed app review: a mobile version of the sixth edition of The Big Island Revealed… and more!



If you’re thinking of visiting the Big Island for your family vacation this year then this mobile version of the sixth edition of The Big Island Revealed is an absolute must-have for your iPhone and iPad if you want to get the most out of your trip.

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I’m very impressed by the quality and quantity of content that the developer has managed to pull together here, and this app should almost certainly serve you well as your one-stop resource for all things related to the Big Island.

Going to such a gorgeous place demands a little extra attention be put into ‘seeing the sights’ and ‘soaking up some of the culture,’ and Big Island Revealed is definitely going to help you and your family do just that!

Big Island Revealed


Living Large On the Big Island

Big Island Revealed is essentially a mobile version of the sixth edition of The Big Island Revealed with an interactive GPS map that you can use without the need for a 3G or Wi-Fi connection, thus sparing you from any nasty roaming charges.

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There is a handy little Locate Me button throughout the app that is perfect for if you get a little lost; simply tap the button and you’ll be presented with your current location in a matter of seconds.


Scout Out Stunning Secluded Locations

The map also contains guidebook entries that you can tap on to learn more about certain hotspots while also checking out reviews on hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other such goodies scattered across the island.

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If you’re looking for the inside scoop on the island, so to speak, then you’ll also want to check out the directions features of this app because this should help you find some more exotic locations such as deserted beaches, waterfalls, and all kinds of volcanic marvels.


Big Island Revealed


Pros and Cons


  • Combines a mobile version of the sixth edition of The Big Island Revealed with an interactive GPS map
  • Use the Locate Me button to determine your current location within seconds
  • Tap nearby locations on the map to view detailed guidebook entries
  • Feast your eyes on more than 700 beautiful photographs of the Big Island
  • Save your most visited places in your Favorites list for quick and easy future reference
  • Contains loads of honest reviews for hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more
  • Driving tours let you structure your trip your way while suggesting must-see sights
  • Receive detailed instructions to exotic locations such as deserted black sand beaches, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, and more
  • Use the integrated search facility to find what you need in a jiffy
  • Content is stored locally on your device so there is no need for an Internet connection



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

Big Island Revealed is a spectacular addition to its genre and is definitely worth purchasing for your iPhone and iPad.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.