Views On Top was in the top five in the AUS Mobile App Design Awards 2014 Travel & Tourism category, alongside well-known brands, government and major travel organisations.
A photo-based mobile travel guide, Views On Top’s elegant, intuitive design makes it easy to find places to visit with that ‘wow’ bird’s eye, panoramic view, all around the globe – from famous tourist attractions to lesser-known gems, and from free to five-star.
Founder and Chief ViewOlogist, Margaret Scott, says, “Views On Top has done the research for you. Wherever you may be, the ‘Near Me’ screen shows you where to go for a good view, close by and up to 1,000 kilometres away. With pictures of the destination and/or the view you’ll see when you get there, contact details, opening times and more, Views On Top makes finding a good view easy.”
Views On Top has attracted a lot of interest since launching in May 2014. An updated version was released just last week and is now compatible with iPad and iTouch. You can explore destinations before you go or when you arrive, and search by the type of experience you’re after. You can even pin where you’ve been on your own world map and create a “bucket list” of places to visit later.
Margaret says, “I particularly enjoyed using Views On Top when I travelled to the US in May. Opening the app in Denver I realised that the world’s highest cog wheel railway, Pikes Peak, was only 100 miles away. So I hired a car and drove there the next day. It’s amazing being 14,115 feet high!”
Now with more than 700 destinations in 400 locations across 85 countries, Views On Top includes over 500 observation decks and lookouts, 450 rooftops, 350 restaurants and 200 bars – all with great views. Plus monuments and cathedrals, mountains, parks, observation wheels, waterfalls, bridges, adrenalin destinations and more. The list is growing as Views On Top encourages its users (they’re calling them ‘Viewsers’) to share their recommendations for places to add to the app.
For keen photographers, Views On Top is a great way to showcase their photos of views, with all images submitted appearing in the app with credit given. And for people who hate to queue or want to know where to stay with a good view, you can book tickets to attractions and hotel rooms, straight from Views On Top. No other app gives travellers such an easy way to find a good view.