Proud to be interviewed for Business Chicks Latte magazine December issue.. published for members and available in airport lounges, turn to the travel section or read below for Views On Top’s founder’s travel tips 🙂
Signature Luxury Travel & Lifestyle magazine has featured Views On Top as the new app to find the world’s best views…
New app to find the world’s best views
For anyone seeking the best views in a city or scenic destination, a rooftop bar or panoramic restaurant, a breath-taking mountain experience or up-high adrenalin experience when they travel… there’s now an app for that!
Views On Top’s new iPhone travel app is an innovative tool to find lofty views from skyscrapers, towers, monuments, waterfalls, roller coasters, observation wheels, bridges, mountains and parks around the world. Featuring rooftop bars, panoramic restaurants and cafes, hotels, drives, hikes, train journeys, gondola rides, zip-lines, bungee jumps and more, Views On Top also encourages user to suggest locations to add to the app.
Great for time-poor, first-time or seasoned, leisure and business travelers alike, Views On Top combines pictures with travel guide information so you can check in advance what you’ll see and when to go. And direct from Views On Top, you can book tickets to popular attractions in advance, reserve rooms in hotels with great views and phone to check details.
Entrepreneur Margaret Scott created Views On Top, drawing on her life-long love of travel.Says Margaret; “When I started travelling in my early 20s the internet didn’t exist and I had to rely on a five-centimetre thick guide book with no photos. I quickly realised the best way to get your bearings in a new place was to find the highest vantage point and from there, work out where to go next.” Ever since then, Margaret has made it her mission to find the highest lookout in each location she visits, seeking out that spectacular moment of discovery as a panoramic view unfolds.
“I’ve often been frustrated, not knowing where to go for the best view, or where to go for a drink or a meal with a view. So in 2011 I decided; there should be an app for this!”
Margaret has spent the past two years researching destinations for Views On Top. The app currently includes over 700 places in 392 locations across 85 countries. From rooftop bars in New York to panoramic restaurants in Hong Kong, mountain top views in Switzerland to adrenalin rushes at towers and bridges around the world, Views On Top has the world’s best up-high locations for views, entertaining experiences and adrenalin activities. You can search by location, the type of experience you want to have, or see what’s popular with others and be inspired to visit somewhere you hadn’t heard of before.
Views On Top shows how to find each place, with contact details and information on opening days and times. Perfect for planning a trip or searching new experiences, you can easily find places with great views ‘Near Me’, wherever you are with Location Services turned on.
Other great features include the ability to keep track, on personal world maps, of places you’ve visited and build a ‘bucket list’ of places you want to go. Uploaded images are credited with your name and it’s easy to add comments and post tips to Facebook and Twitter.
“If you know of a top view, scenic destination or rooftop bar that hasn’t been included – please suggest it! Views On Top is a really easy, fun way to share favourite views with others.”
Read TravelWeekly’s story on TravelTech 2014, exploring ‘a better way of doing something’ in Sydney on 24 October 2014.
With the conference themed around innovation, Views On Top was thrilled to be one of five young travel companies speaking on their concept to an audience of seasoned travel professionals.
WHAT A DAY – TRAVELtech 2014 One of the Best Ever
TRAVELtech 2014 has just wrapped up, and safe to say it was one of the best ever.
Vibrant crowd, excellent atmospere, strong program, lots of fantastic ideas. Innovation & Inspiration ruled, at least for a day.
The interview with Skroo Turner (pictured), the entrepreneurial story of Anthony Hynes, the optimism of the Pitch It To Me crew, the sensational food, new friends and conversation.
You can view Margaret’s pitch here:
I shared my story with the Huffington Post this week…
Just last year, I was proud to be at the top of the corporate ladder, a female CEO. Yet I’m prouder now to say I’m the inventor of Views On Top, an iPhone app that helps people find places with great views in scenic destinations around the world.
Investing my time, energy and money into creating a legacy that shares my passion for travel with others has been the most fulfilling role in my career to date. And I hope by telling the story of my journey, that I may inspire others to take a fresh look at what they’re doing with their lives too. [Read more…]
Views On Top was in the top four 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. [Read more…]
Featured in Which Travel App?
Which Travel App? is a new website dedicated to help you “become a better informed traveler – the fastest & easiest way to find travel app gems.”
According to Which Travel App?, “Travelers are increasingly turning to travel apps. However with nearly 17,000 travel apps available, how do you quickly find and sort through the best ones to help you plan and have the most enjoyable trip possible? Finding the right apps should enhance your trip planning experience not add stress to it.”
Which Travel App? aims to have all the best travel apps in one spot and this week, Views On Top was featured in Travel Ideas – Inspiration…
Raw Signal organizes New York City news on various topics into a simple and interesting feed of information.
Their goal is to ‘be the starting point for your online news reading, so you can stay informed and quickly find interesting stuff to read.’ On 27 July 2014, Raw Signal highlighted NY1s’ App Wrap…