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What Is The App All About ?

Be There: San Francisco By Red Hill Studios is a Travel app using which you can go around San Francisco.


How Does It Work ?

  • When you open the app you get a map on which you have twelve different places to choose from, which include Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Twin Peaks, Washington Square, Painted Ladies, Russian Hill, Lombard Street, Muir Woods, Chinatown, Mission Murals.

  • With the free version you can only go around Twin Peaks and Colt Tower.

  • Then select the place which you want to go around and tap on its name that’s displayed as a label then you will be taken to that place virtually.

  • Just hold the iPad in front of you and tilt it or take it around you, then you will feel as if you are there in San Francisco because it displays the exact view you’ll get there with the help of the “Panopticon™ technology”.

  • With high volume you will feel as if you are really there. This is possible as the background sound makes you feel that way. The sound of the wind blowing, the waves hitting the shore and birds making sound when they fly high in the air. These effects took me to San Francisco virtually.

  • You can get information about various places by tapping the little ‘i’ displayed on that place. Which upon tapping it you get few lines of information about that place.


What Is Cool About The App ?

  • The app itself is a cool idea, and I haven’t seen anything of this kind before.

Where Should They Improve ?

  • When I rotated my iPad around me sometimes the view was not inline with screen of the device, I hope fixing this would make this app complete.


I recommend this app to all who are planning a trip to San Francisco.

Price: Free

Rating: 4/ 5

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