iome, which provides location-based digital lifestyle services, has launched a series of free video 'Mobi-Guides' for London, developed and presented by BBC personality Dan Snow. The Mobi-Guides are available on BT MyPlace, a service that presents people with information based on their preferences and location, within central London and the West End. The service is free to access via any outdoor BT Openzone Westminster wi-fi hotspot and is located at www.btmyplace.com/dansnow
The service, which is powered by iome, enables consumers to download the most relevant Mobi-Guide based on their location, at any time, via an Internet-enabled mobile device or PC. There are 20 free-to-access guides in total, each offering a combination of history and trivia on London, together with Dan Snows personal insights. For anyone planning to visit London, these video Mobi-Guides provide a real insight into the history of our capital city, says Snow. The great thing is that by offering these tours via BT MyPlace, you can be stood near Nelson's Column, for example, and the relevant Mobi-Guide is instantly presented to your digital device, as the service calculates your current location.
The guides provide a new perspective about areas from Westminster to Waterloo through a combination of history and trivia. Among the gems of useless information are the following nuggets:
BT MyPlace also delivers targeted, sponsored services including restaurant, bars and shopping recommendations, plus audio downloads including books and walking tours.
Theres more information about iome here, and more information about BT MyPlace here.