Our first year in business

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A little over a year ago, we published our first app for Android devices and within the next 3 months we had 3 apps available for both Android and Apple devices, we had our website up and running, and we were present on various social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

When we hit springtime 2015, things kind of “took off”. Sales started to rise, new apps got published and new functionality like the Audioguide and the Tourplanner was made available to the user. It was awesome to know that people actually used our products, and some of you were kind enough to give us feedback as well – thank you all for the inputs, we really appreciate them.

Now after a full year, we are about to release our tenth app, we are close to releasing all our existing apps on the Windows and the Amazon platforms, and we have started on implementing a brand new design in our apps, which is more modern and up to date in user friendliness.

We will keep you up to date on our work in the coming year, and please feel free to check out the apps that we currently have for sale at iTunes and the Google Play store. Many more will come.

Same concept, new type of content

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We have just released our ninth app, which makes me damn proud. In the app we have switched focus from an excavation site to a historical area – namely the ancient imperial city called the Forbidden City in Beijing.

This switch to an area of buildings that can be seen in all their glory hasn’t really been that difficult, and the concept is still the same – we want to educate and to give you accurate information about the buildings in the area at hand.

However, something that has proven difficult has been the translation between Chinese and English. Normally we depend on the names of the structures in an area in order to do research on them. In the case of the Forbidden City, we found that the names of the structures could vary a lot, all depending on the source of information that you choose. Some of the names of the buildings have been translated in 2 or 3 different ways. Therefore it took a little more research effort than normal, but once we figured out that a building might be named different things, it all started to come into place.

We hope you enjoy the app, and please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvements. You can download the app for Android and Apple devices right here