We are very excited to announce in the next few weeks we will be launching our very first smartphone app, on the Apple iPhone.
With the app market growing at a phenominal rate – Apple report it had 3 billion downloads in January 2011 and less than 6 months later that had grown five-fold to 15 billion. Yes, billion.
The app market is huge. It is projected that $4bn of apps will be sold in 2011 and Apple will have half that market. With app markets like iTunes, they keep 30% while the app developers retain 70%. That means Apple will take in $600m of revenue from the £2bn in app sales that goes through its iTunes store. Now those numbers are worth cheering over a pint in one or two of the best pubs in London!
Our London pub and pub crawl smartphone app
Speaking of which, our app will only bring you the best pubs in London. We have our standard version – which has 4 pubs per crawl and most of the features listed below – showing you 10 great crawls. Soon we will also be launching a premium version containing 25 crawls (100 great London pubs!) and with all these really cool iPhone app features, including:
- A map showing all the crawls in London
- An outline of each crawl:
- Distance to walk;
- Best time of the day & week to do;
- Start & end Tube stations
- A map showing all the pubs across London, included in the crawls
- 4 pubs per pub crawl in an area, so you can experience varied English pubs
- A map showing the 4 pubs on the select crawl
- An offline map showing you the pubs, in case you don’t have a data connection on your phone
- Get directions from one pub to another
- Browse or search for pubs by postcode, Tube station or name
- Lucky dip – where the app presents you with one of our favourite pubs at random
- Details on each pub: picture, address, phone, websites and our comments about that pub
- Send pub details to a friend, via email or SMS
- Our favourite pub on each crawl
- Our recommended place to eat at the end of, or during, the crawl
Why take the chance of missing a classic London pub, especially after a couple of sherberts? With more than 7,000 pubs in London – the pub capital of the world – we had to work very hard to whittle London’s best pubs down to the 100, and stuff them into the smartphone app. What better way to explore the London streets and hidden historic London pubs – and sample fine English ale – than with an iPhone app.
Want more than just a walk to 4 great London pubs? Download one of our fabulous tourist walks with London history and places of interest shown.
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