The Athens Internatioanl Airport official magazine, "2board", with more than 1,68 million readers is now available for iPad. The magazine with four in-print issues per year reflects the prestige and high level of services offered by AIA.
Experience Greece team was awarded, by the Editor Identity Media, the transfer to the digital media. The first issue for iPad is the collector's edition of the 5th anniversary of the magazine. The sharply intelligent, elegant and travel lifestyle mood is reflected to the high quality of the digital media, offering an exceptional reading experience through 201Mbytes of content.
The 2board application for iPad is available for free in Appstore at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id639533781?mt=8
The new application, created especially for the iPad, presents the village of Arnaia, Chalkidiki-Greece.
The Experience Greece travel team, in collaboration with the Municipality of Aristotle, presents this fully interactive, native iPad app about the settlement of Arnaia that is recognized as one of the most beautiful mountainous villages in Greece that is worth visiting.
The app is available for free in Appstore at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/experience-arnaia/id590524738?mt=8
Another interactive app is available from Experience Greece concerning the Santorini luxury SPA hotel Suites of the Gods Group of Companies.
The multilingual, native iPad application featuring the Suites of the Gods SPA Hotel, Demilmar Beach Restaurant-Bar and Charlina Restaurant, present an elegant native application created especially for iPad users including text in 3 languages: English, Greek and Russian.
The app is available for free in Appstore at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/suites-of-the-gods/id581757819?mt=8
The new travel site of the Municipality of Thira, www.santorini.gr , is now availabe In the world wide web created by the Experience Greece travel team.
The web site has modern design, high quality photographic material, videos, detailed texts in greek and english language, a mini tour guide for those who visit the island just for a few days, as well as the application called “Your vacations”, which covers specific interests of visitors who arrive together with their families, friends, for honeymoon etc.
Aqua Vista Hotels, in cooperation with the Experience Greece Travel Team, presented the most elegant native application created especially for iPad users. This unique application featuring 9 exquisite hotels of the Aqua Vista brand, offers a virtual tour to the most fascinating Suites and Villas of the famous volcanic island of Greece, Santorini. A fully interactive app, with amazing design, combining off line and on line operation and creative use of the horizontal and vertical layout. The app is available for free in AppStore at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aqua-vista/id552303750?mt=8
Following the new trends for providing rich content to a broad range of travelers, Experience Greece offers the first web app to everyone. The Blue Star Ferries Destinations covers the 26 Greek islands with updated content, photos, maps amd a lot of local information. Everyone can use the app on any web browser in PC, mobile phone, tablet while a better experience is offered through iPhone and iPad as seen in the picture below. See the app on web page or install for free in your iPhone-iPad at http://bluestarferries.destinations.steficonserver.gr/mobile .
The autumn 2012 edition of "On Blue" magazine of Blue Star Ferries includes the full page presentation of Experience Greece apps. In particular the iPhone and iPad apps of Experience Santorini for 2012 cover a big part of the page while other applications are also included as Mykonos, Rhodes, Paros, Tinos for islands that are among Blue Star Ferries destinations.
Naxos and Andros are also referred as the next, soon to come, islands' apps. We take the opportunity to thank Blue Start Ferries for the coverage.
Blue Star Ferries created a very usefull application to cover company's Greek island destinations that includes usefull information on places, beaches, local attractions and tastes for the islands while allows live chat with other travellers.
Experience Greece offers the content, text, pictures and info for all 26 islands covered in the iPhone and iPad app. The app is currently available in Greek for free in AppStore at http://itunes.apple.com/gr/app/blue-star-islands/id543174965?mt=8
Two new Greek islands, the unique Tinos and the picturesque Paros, were just included in the Experience Greece apps list. Both with new design, full activities and places with augmented reality feature. And new reduced price at euro 0.79 (USD 0.99).
See the Tinos and Paros in App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/experience-tinos-gr/id554140391?mt=8
Village of Pyrgos in Santorini is one of the most picturesque and best preserved villages of the island of Santorini. It is also the first settlement in Greece to launch its own native and fully interactive iPad application, designed and developed by Experience Greece team. The app is available for free in AppStore at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santorini-pyrgos-hd/id545573435?ls=1&mt=8
Experience Santorini for iPhone is totally redesigned for 2012. Following the reduced price of Experiece Santorini for iPad, the application for iPhone is now offered at USD 0.99 (0.79 euros). It is also updated for 2012 including many new photos, text and features. The new version is available in AppStore at http://itunes.apple.com/app/experience-santorini-en/id442794055?mt=8 .
Text and photos from Experience Santorini applications are on display on the first page of the Greek National Tourism Organisation web site (www.visitgreece.gr) on June 28 2012. Same display was also included in the visitgreece blog (http://blog.visitgreece.gr/the-unique-santorini-vineyard/#more-361) giving Experience Greece Team's content a broader coverage.
A year after the launch of the impresive iPad application Experience Santorini HD, the updated 2012 version is now available in AppStore http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/experience-santorini-hd-2012/id448272748?mt=8 . The application includes 308Mbytes of updated info, updated maps, new photos, special section and photos about Akrotiri that re-opened to public since April 2012. And all these at a new special price USD 1.99 (euro 1.59).
The Experience Greece Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ExperienceGreece) reach more than 2000 likes. The page presents special content and feature articles about Greek places (openning of Akrotiri in Santorini), Greek people (Cape Malea Lighthouse keepers), contests with valuable prizes (3 nights free accomodation in Aqua Vista Hotel Santorini), customized iPad applications (Danai Resort & Villas in Chalkidiki), lots of photographs and many more that are constantly updated. Please stay tuned with our facebook page and send your likes and comments.
Danai Beach Resort & Villas (www.danairesort.com) in cooperation with the Experience Greece presents a unique of its kind, creative, elegant and fully interactive iPad application. The app icludes detailed presentation of the Resort areas and facilities as well as travel section about Sithonia, Central Chalkidiki, Kassandra, the archaeological sites of Dion and Vergina, the city of Thessaloniki and the monasteries of Mount Athos.
Just released! The succesfull Experience Santorini HD for iPad now available for free. A must have Lite application of the famous island, including many interactive pages and videos of the full version. Now available in AppStore http://itunes.apple.com/app/santorini-experience-hd-lite/id512988568?mt=8.
LEAP SA, kindly offered hosting to Experience Greece at the booth during the InfoComApps 2012, the smartphones applications related conference that was held in Athens on 21 February 2012. Developer Mr Nikos Kontis presented his company's services capabilities for iPhone, iPad and Android and the applications including Experience Santorini HD for iPad. Manny among the visitors were impressed by the content and the overall presentation of the particular application. We take the opportunity to thank LEAP for the hosting.
Experience Santorini HD for iPad was recently presented by the Australian Press. The local Travel Media taking the opportunity of BBC Travel that has announced Santorini the best world's island (http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20111123-worlds-best-islands) and as such included the Experience Greece's iPad app as the best way to take Santorini, the island, in your hands. You can see the relevant links of eglobalTravelMedia (http://www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au/z-more/technology-more/experience-santorini-on-your-hands.html) and eTravelBlackboard (http://www.etravelblackboard.com/article/126183/experience-santorini-for-iphone-and-ipad).
Experience Greece message was displayed on an outdoor board next to London's Tower Bridge. Experience Greece participated to OTEBusiness campaign and presented a message of Experience Santorini iPhone and iPad applications. The picture of the live display that the Londoners saw during their morning walk next to the Thames on November 25, 2011 is included in the link http://www.otebusinesslive.gr/view/1322217030.
Experience Greece and iPhone-iPad applications attracted a very warm applause during the presentation at Mobile Apps Section of InfoCom World Conference. An audience of more than 200 persons welcomed Mr Yiannis Drenoyiannis who talked about the applications and presented the total project effort towards developing accurate and updated tourist guides for smart phones and tablets, concerning the Greek islands and other places in Greece.
Mr Yiannis Drenoyiannis is presenting the Experience Greece Project and Travel Applications during the 13th InfoCom conference. InfoCom World is an International Conference held at Divani Caravel hotel Athens, on 25 October 2011 (www.info-com.gr). It is the most outstanding event in the field of Telecommunications, informatics and digital technologies in the Southeastern Europe region. Experience Greece is presented during the special section "Mobile Apps: It's an Apps World", where professionals from Business and Consumer Apps fields are also participating.
Experience Corfu GR, the 8th app from Experience Greece, was launched on 16 September 2011. Immediately jumped to 2nd place in paid travel apps in AppStore. This travel guide presents all famous places of the cosmopolitical island in Ionian see that is considered to be one of the best travel destinations in Mediterranean.
The Experience Greece Project is only three months old. Up to now all applciations as Experience Santorini, Experience Mykonos, Experience Rhodes and Experience Santorini HD for iPad received an extended coverage in Greek electronic and printed media. More than 100 sites-newspapers-magazines-blogs-free press-social media of travel, technology, smartphone apps, news and regional content, presented the applications giving a warm support to our efforts. We thank you all, not limited to the list below.
Experience Greece team got another successive award. After Experience Santorini's first place in the top 5 iOS applications for July now it is Experience Mykonos that is in the top five positions for AUGUST 2011. Professionals at the systemgraph blog included Mykonos among their top 5 choices giving a lot of joy to the whole Experience Greece team.
Experience Greece simultaneously released two new applications concerning the island of Rhodes including the old town of Rhodes that is like an open museum of Byzantine, Gothic, Turkish and Aegean architecture.
Experience Rhodes (in English) and Experience Rhodes GR (in Greek) are now available on App Store for 2.99 euros (3.99 USD). These use the Rh logo in relation to Sa for Santorini and My for Mykonos.
The well known all over Greece and abroad iPhoneHellas.gr site and forum made a presentation of Experience Santorini HD under the Greek iPhone developers promo page. Writer Mr Vasilis Ananiadis, reported on the iPad application as "an interactive travel guide that left the best of impressions" (http://www.iphonehellas.gr/29593/experience-santorini-hd/). He adds that among others the fascinating pictures one will see on his iPad screen will make him interested to visit the island.
On 4 August 2011, Experience Greece was introduced to Greek TV audience during the popular TV series EsC (escape) on ET1 channel. Yiannis Drenoyiannis and developer Nikos Kontis presented the Experience Santorini HD concept and displayed the features over an iPad and the youtube video. They also explained the team's targets promising more interesting applications for the future to come.
The new application for iPhone covering the island of Mykonos was launched on 2 August 2011 in App Store. The title is Experience Mykonos and the UK travel site, Travel Daily.co.uk made the first reference just days later.
On Sunday 31 July 2011 issue, Experience Santorini HD received a special full page coverage in "E" (Epsilon) insert magazine of Greek newspaper "ELEFTHEROTYPIA". Journalist Mrs Caroline Patriarhea wrote a special article on how to experience the island of Santorini by using the HD application "even if you cannot fold properly a map or you need glasses to draw your route, this application is for you..." as she reported.
Just days after Experience Santorini was the top application for July 2011, good news arrived for the Experience Greece team. The Appstorehq.com site offered world recognition to Experience Santorini HD by making it the hottest Travel iPad application with an astonising 69 points against 16 for the second place (http://www.appstorehq.com/hottest-ipad-apps/travel-8). We take the opportunity to thank you all for your support and trust to our work.
Beginning of August 2011 Experience Santorini got the first award. It was the first out of top five applications for JULY 2011. The Greek site GreekiPhone.com presented the top applications for July 2011 and awarded Experience Santorini the first place. Congratulations.
During July and August 2011 the Experience Santorini HD for iPad gain a great coverage all over the world. A great number of web sites in many countries as UK, Austria, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, US, Australia, France, Hungary etc. included presentations, inserts or references of the iPad application making it an easily recognizable one. We included some of these in the attached collage picture. A list of these sites follows for your reference.
On 26 July 2011, the Business Travel Tips.com site presented the Experience Santorini HD as "An innovative travel application for the iPad compiled by the best and most experienced team of Greek travel writers. The first in Greece that takes full advantage of iPad functions, interactivity and the new philosophy of tablets", making all of the Experience Greece team happy so to keep up the good work.
The special summer edition, CITY GUIDE, of Athens Voice Free Press included Experience Santorini as the application for the summer 2011 to cover the island of santorini among the other top Greek islands. This 1/4 page coverage in english was distributed free of charge all over Greece to locals and tourists as well.
On 14 July 2011, it was the launch day of Experience Santorini HD, the application that was specially designed for iPad. Immediatelly this made a difference among other applications of similar kind and created a new reference level for the digital travel guides. A week later a video was introduced in youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY6tDez1dIg) displaying all of the new medium features that make Experience Santorini HD a true interactive experience. Less than a month later youtube video has already more than 1500 views from all over the world.
On 19 July 2011, the famous iOS applications review site 148Apps.com, included Experience Santorini EN (english version) in the web site with a picture of sunset in Oia.
On 24 June 2011, it was LIFO, the Greek Free Press Magazine that made a reference on the Experience Santorini applications for iPhone, both Greek and English versions as well as the Experience Greece project. This presentation was inserted in the Market News part of the magazine's site as in the attached picture.
On Saturday 18 June 2011 issue, the Greek Newspaper "ELEFTHEROS TYPOS" included an article on Experience Santorini. The coverage was extended to a full page and included application photos and also details on the Experience Greece project.
On 13 June 2011, Travel Daily News.gr web site was one of the very first to present the Experience Greece project with reference to travel journalists Giannis Drenogiannis' and Valy Vaimaki's work. Also gave a detailed analysis of the features of the Experience Santorini application describing it as an 100% Greek iPhone app.
On 2 June 2011, Experience Greece launched the first travel application, Experiecne Santorini for iPhone (in greek). It took only a day to reach the top, since on 3 June 2011 Experience Santorini was the top paid travel app in the Greek appstore.