Author: Alexandre Pinto
Production year: 2014
Just in Time Tourist: Take a Walk in Time
JiTT transforms your smartphone into a high-quality customizable guide to the most important historical and cultural points of interest in the cities you visit, created especially to fit into the time convenient for you.
Just in Time Tourist (JiTT) is an offline mobile app that streamlines the experience of visiting a city’s heritage and cultural places, offering high quality and tailor made content to the user.
What makes JiTT innovative and unique is that it puts the user first, by asking him how much time does he have, instead of forcing him to comply with the time and place of predefined tours, like other guides. Unlike many other apps, JiTT content is not taken from Wikipedia or already existing travel guides, but is tailor-made. To give the traveller an exclusive experience, it is designed and written from scratch by a team of historians and culture writers to, giving the most in-depth experience, revealing the most curious aspects of the city being visited. It tells the stories behind the histories; the quirks and kinks that give cities their character and charm, and these stories are lovingly told by real people guiding the user around the city.
The app is free and the user has access to offline maps, to points of interest and user location as well as access to utilities (public transport, opening hours, contacts, etc), points with free WiFi and connection with existent social networks. JiTT also offers premium content like high quality audio by native actors, a route planner and tailor written content.
JiTT, created by iClio – History for the New Media, allows everyone to experience the cultural heritage of several cities, even those who travel for business reasons or to go to an event. People travelling for work reasons or travelling to go to an event always have a free hour between meetings or a couple of hours before the next flight. With JiTT, they only have to tell the app how much time do they have, and JiTT will design a route, with an audio guide, through cultural heritage places they can visit, taking into account the time, the public transports and the openning hours of those places.
Snippets of the audio available in the guides can be listened in iClio’s Youtube channel.
Offline Maps – no roaming fees
User Location – creates a custom tour
Points of Interest – find your city charm
Route Planner – plans your specific tour
Tailor Written – get the most of your tour
Native Audio Storytelling
Time Management – keep track of your time
Available cities (iOS) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/iclio/id418757745
Available cities (Android) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iClio&hl=en
Available cities (Amazon) – http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_mobile-apps?_encoding=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=iClio&node=2350149011