SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 7, 2011 – Fotopedia, the publisher of popular apps for iPhone and iPad and creator of the first collaborative photographic encyclopedia, today announced that it is working with National Geographic Traveler magazine to introduce a new, free app, “Dreams of Burma,” a spectacular digital exploration of the beauty of Burma.
“Dreams of Burma” is a visual journey packed with more than 1,000 stunning photographs, virtual excursions, trip-building capabilities, social tools for sharing photos, beautiful slideshows and wallpapers.
Stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, Burma, the second-largest country in Southeast Asia, offers an endless collection of visual marvels: giant Buddha statues, archaeological treasures, pagodas, temples, stupas, lakes, tropical forests and luminous people.
“When I visited Burma 14 years ago, the power of its beauty and joy of its people so impressed me—and now we have these photographs to share with the world. They evoke all the qualities that drew me there in the first place,” said Keith Bellows, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler.
“With this new app, the iPad and iPhone become a great window into one of the most beautiful parts of the world. We are thrilled to collaborate with National Geographic Traveler to make these visual treasures accessible to everyone,” said Jean Marie Hullot, CEO of Fotopedia. “If you have been to Burma, this app will transport you back there in an instant. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you may fall in love.”
About “Dreams of Burma”
The app is ideal for dreamers, explorers and travelers, photography enthusiasts, families, educators and anyone who needs a vacation, a little break from the daily routine or just beautiful wallpaper for their iPhone or iPad.
Discover the beauty of Burma without leaving your home with:
- More than 1,000 spectacular photos
- Complete navigation features with smart tags, search and interactive maps
- Trip Builder to create your own, easy-to build personalized virtual tours or real trips
- Social capabilities to share your favorite photos via email, Facebook and Twitter
- Instant slideshows; shuffling or shaking the device reveals new areas and images
- Wallpapers for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
This app requires an Internet connection, WiFi recommended.
Pricing & Availability
“Dreams of Burma” is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, for download in Apple’s App Store. The app is free. You can download it here:http://bit.ly/tburma.
Fotopedia’s mission is to help people discover and explore the beauty of the world.
Creator of Heritage, a recent inductee into Apple’s Apps Hall of Fame, National Parks, Memory of Colors and Fotopedia Paris. More than 3 million copies of the Fotopedia apps have been downloaded to date. The company was founded by Jean-Marie Hullot, who was previously CTO at NeXT and CTO of Apple’s Applications Division. Fotopedia is privately held and funded by Ignition Partners, Banexi Ventures Partners and angel investors including Ron Conway, Jeff Clavier, Reid Hoffman, Joi Ito and Saul Klein. The company has offices in San Francisco and Paris.
About National Geographic Traveler Magazine
National Geographic Traveler: All travel, all the time. National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Published eight times a year, Traveler is available by subscription (800-NGS-LINE) and on newsstands in the United States ($4.99) and Canada ($6.95). Its website is at www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler.
SutherlandGold for Fotopedia