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Views from the top, August 2014
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We’re proud to announce that Views On Top has been short-listed for the AUS Mobile & App Design Awards 2014!

Please click here and rate us a ‘high 5’Aus Mobile App Design Awards 2014 Shortlist

Judging starts this Thursday and¬†we’d love your support ūüôā


And more good news… a new, improved Views On Top is almost ready to launch!¬†

The new version links to a faster hosting platform and we’re closing down¬†the old one. So when v1.1 launches (hopefully in just a week or two), you’ll receive a message asking you to download the app from the AppStore again. When you do, just log in and any¬†places you’ve added to¬†Places¬†You’ve Been or Places You Want to Go will still be there.

So what else is new?

  • there’ll be¬†an iPad version on the AppStore
  • you can suggest¬†locations without having to add a photo
  • you can add photos in landscape mode (although portrait is still preferred)
  • maps don’t¬†automatically zoom, so¬†it’s easier to choose a¬†location¬†to view
  • when you submit¬†photos with comments, we’ll add your comments to the image
  • a new Settings¬†page has links to our website for tips on how to use the app, plus¬†links to make it easier to get in touch

And for even more destinations, direct from Views On Top you can now:

  • book tickets via¬†¬†– the world’s biggest collection of things to do; and
  • reserve rooms via¬†¬†in hotels with bars, restaurants and pools with¬†great views, many of which are only accessible to hotel guests

… all with ‘best price guarantees’

The stunning north west view from Sydney Tower Eye

The stunning north west view from Sydney Tower Eye

With many thanks to our Viewsers (that’s you!)¬†we’ve added over 100 places with great views since Views On Top¬†launched¬†in¬†May. Now with over 700 destinations in around 400 locations across 85 countries, please keep making¬†recommendations for great places with views to add and help us achieve¬†our goal of having all the best ‘up-high’¬†places¬†for views around the world.

If you’ve forgotten how to use Views On Top, just visit this¬†how-to¬†page.¬†And if you’d like to¬†be inspired with recommendations¬†for¬†places to visit and see what places have been recently added to View On Top, please follow us on¬†Instagram,¬†Facebook¬†and/or¬†Twitter.

We’ve set a goal of 50,000 Viewsers by 31 December¬†2014, please¬†help us get there…

by encouraging your friends and family to download Views On Top, rating us on the iTunes AppStore and following us on social media – it all makes a difference, thanks!

Margaret Scott
Chief ViewOlogist
Views On Top

PS Views On Top has received some great media, read what others are saying about us here: Views On Top In The Media

And here are some links to recent posts:
Best views in New York¬†– including our four favourite rooftop bars after reviewing 18 ūüôā
Enjoying the views at the Grand Canyon¬†– and how to look over the edge if you’re scared of heights
Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel Рthe biggest wheel in the world is now in Vegas
Taking on a fear of heights at the Stratosphere, Las Vegas¬†– a ‘must do’ for adrenalin junkies