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Tech of the Week: Geotale Aims To Reveal Remarkable Local History

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | April 25, 2016

Tech of the Week: Geotale Aims To Reveal Remarkable Local History

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We all know where to find the Empire State building or the Eiffel Tower. And we can spend a moment and learn their respective histories as well fairly easily.

However, there are those local hangouts or kooky homes that should be a part of any walking tour.

GEOTALE is a brand spanking new app that aims to make travel more historic, personal and immersive.

I recently downloaded the app and took it for a cursory whirl. It will be some time before other users upload stories and geotag them with location markers on the map.

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But the idea is quite obvious from the beginning.

You are given various points of interest in your immediate area; each is linked to a Wikipedia page that explains its significance.

As more users get on board, we imagine, there will be more personalized tales to pore over as you play with the app.

Rainer Boelzle, founder of GEOTALE, had this to say: “Everyone and every place has a story – so many interesting things are happening around us every day, but they simply go untold. We have developed a beautiful mobile experience for others to learn from and enjoy.”

At the moment, you can search through stories by an in-app search bar or through its interactive map.

By adding to GEOTALE, you have the ability to deepen tourists' appreciation of a local point of interest.

Imagine having rare insight into that pub you visit all the time or that church that houses a remarkable history.

You have the power to infuse the app with your expertise.

Boelzle continues, “You never know what has happened in the exact spot you’re standing on vacation or even at that neighborhood restaurant you’ve been visiting all of your life. With GEOTALE, everyone can see where history has been made, whether it’s a proposal under a tree or a historical landmark that’s been around for hundreds of years.”

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Obviously, you can add to the app or simply enjoy what gets put into it.

If more users come on then we presume the list of information will widen, making this the kind of app that you open the second you put your luggage down in your hotel room.


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