New travel app Seasonal Cities is the world’s first travel guide that is updated with the seasons and provides real-time weather recommendations.As another unpredictable British summer draws to a close, a new travel app has launched that is perfect for weather-obsessed and travel-savvy Brits.
Created by travel journalist Marcus Waring, Seasonal Cities is a unique city guide app offering four seasonal and comprehensive updates a year, with up-to-the-minute information. The app also has real-time recommendations based on the weather, meaning that users can view suggestions on the best places to visit, come rain or shine, during their stay.
The app covers 11 key cities across Europe, the US and Asia. These are Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Paris, London, Moscow, New York, Rome, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.
Written by resident travel experts and aimed at leisure and business travellers as well as locals who live there, the app offers completely independent reviews and recommendations across a range of budgets. It enables users to cut through the mediocre to get to the very best the city has to offer, be it a brand new opening or an established classic with a twist.
Reviews include insider details such as the best tables in restaurants, the writer’s favourite drink in a bar, a must-have item in a shop and the most atmospheric hotel rooms to stay in.
Big cities are constantly evolving depending on the season and the weather, and the app covers six sections per city, per season including Sights, Events, Shop, Eat, Drink and Sleep.
“Like many Brits, I’m completely obsessed with the weather and fascinated by the way that cities change depending on the seasons and the climate. This ranges from cosy, candlelit restaurants in winter to cool rooftop bars in summer. I wanted to develop an intelligent, dynamic guide that adapts its content depending on the season and whether it is sunny or pouring with rain when you are there,” comments Marcus.
“The highly regarded travel writers, who live in the cities, compile 30 handpicked recommendations depending on the season. These can range from classic ideas with a twist to the new and unexpected,” Marcus adds.
Seasonal Cities is available to download for free on iPhone and iPad/iPad mini from 16 September 2014.
Seasonal Cities is free for the first three months (covering Autumn 2014, or Spring 2014 in the case of Sydney) in all 11 cities and will be priced at £0.69 per city per season from Winter 2014 (out on 1 November) onwards.