Cool brand new app for the tourism industry – TourWrist

Cool brand new app for the tourism industry – TourWrist

This brand new shiny object got our attention. It’s called TourWrist and we see a lot of marketing and social media potential for travel and tourism brands, ski resorts, real estate, hotels, photographers and any other company in need of a 360 virtual tour to showcase their product or service.

What are some of the reviews this app is getting:

• Featured by Apple! Winner of the 2011 Communication Arts Interactive Annual!
• Experience what some are calling the #1 Free App of All Time.
• “One of the most spectacular virtual-tour user experiences I’ve seen” – Fast Company Design

What we like:

App: It comes with an app for iPhone or iPad so to fully utilize it, get the app.

Ease: Snap a panoramic or 360 degree photo with your iPhone and using the platform turn it into an amazing visual that will really make your property, resort, hotel or shop pop up on the Internet. Professional photography will look great on this tour. Imagine the possibilities for marketing your venue.

Augmented Reality: Using this app on your iPad is super cool. Check it out today for a glimpse of the future.

Example of a tour: Don’t try to click on the image. Unfortunately, TourWrist doesn’t allow to embed tours in WordPress sites. If you wan to see a tour in action, click here. It’s a cool photo from Sand Harbor that Jen Schmidt took last summer.

Marketing tools: You can share your tour on social media, embed it on your site (except for WordPress and Posterous sites) and even create a QR code for it.

Price: So far, it looks like it’s free so that’s AWESOME. Hope it stays this way.

We are planning on spending some more time with this tool and really putting it to work for marketing purposes with travel and tourism brands. If you have used it already, let us know your feedback or just check it out.

Special thanks goes to Mike Henderson who posted it on Facebook.

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About Milena Regos

Marketer, Consultant and Creator of the Simple Marketing Blueprint online marketing course for busy professionals.

Comments 6

  1. Jeff

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    Hey Milena,
    Nice article, but you definitely can embed the tours into a WordPress site. Check out our website visitcolorado360.com and click on any of the posts. You can use direct or pop-up embeds and can even put them in a sidebar widget if you like.

    Cheers,
    Jeff

    • Milena Regos

        |   reply

      Thanks Jeff! We stand corrected! I’ve been getting emails all day about the capability of inserting the tours in wordpress sites. It only makes sense! Great to hear, I’ll check it out for sure and update the blog post. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Dan Smigrod

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    Hi Milena,

    Thank you for your story about TourWrist.

    Here is an example of embedding a TourWrist scene within a WordPress blog post:
    http://blog.tourwrist.com/?p=82

    Hotels and CVBs that already have 360º panoramic images can re-purposed an unlimited number of 360ºs on the TourWrist platform for free.

    Content Management Systems (CMS) in the tourism industry can integrate the free ‘Publish to TourWrist’ API into their CMS to make it even easier to share existing 360º images via TourWrist.

    On behalf of TourWrist,

    Dan

    • Milena Regos

        |   reply

      Hi Dan, Thank you for your comment. Appreciate the inside information. I’m planning on doing another tour and I’ll check out the functionality again. Thanks and have a great day!

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