After months of hard work – if you can call checking into ultra-luxe hotels, eating at super-slick restaurants and partying on trendy dance floors work, that is – Hg2 has gone mobile with the launch of its much-anticipated iPhone app in collaboration with Yuza Mobile. From today, fellow hedonists can buy Hg2’s complete collection of 42 individual cities and ski resorts in one master app, containing absolutely everything we have ever done. For a tenner. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s a pretty damn good offer. And then from May onwards, individual cities will be released as stand-alone apps for those who want to cherry-pick their favourite destinations. Now we’re not ones to blow our own trumpet (OK, maybe occasionally), but no other travel guide publisher has ever been in the position to offer its entire portfolio in one place, and we’re incredibly proud to be the first. Containing no less than 12,000 reviews and countless large-format colour photographs of the world’s most exciting hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, sights and spas, the Hg2 app gives you the world in the palm of your hand. Each city has around 200 venues, with writing that is inspired, intelligent and irreverent. Other fabulous features on the app include augmented reality, foursquare check-ins, sharing through email, Twitter and Facebook, user-generated itineraries, city-inspired playlists compiled by world-famous DJs and geo-tagged venues for pin-pointing what’s around you. And with all content native to your iPhone, we ensure that sky-high data roaming charges won’t sting you, either. So download it now and go globe-trotting from the comfort of your desk (just make sure the boss doesn’t see).
Buy the Hg2 iPhone app here; yuzaurl.com/hg2
To mark the historic occasion – and it is historic – we’re happy to announce that we’re giving away FREE apps to 3 lucky readers. All you have to do to enter is;
1. Follow @hg2 on Twitter, and;
2. Re-tweet the link to this page, http://tinyurl.com/3ss3fne (or the specified Tweet, including the link to this page)
Terms & Conditions: The competition stars on 20th April 2011 and ends on 25th April 2011 at midday. The winners will be selected at random by Hg2 and notified shortly after via a direct message on Twitter. Winners will be given a promotional code to download a free copy of the Hg2 app from the iTunes store.