We thrive to make Augmented Reality easy to use and help travelers in unfamiliar environments.
Due to the success of the OttawaGuide application in the apps4ottawa contest, founders Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Pablo Duboue decided to work together and expand the concept to other Canadian cities. An iPhone version is also in the making.
We focus on smartphones due to their explosive growth in the last few years:
Canada is not oblivious to this growth and smartphones (especially the ones based in Google's Android operating system) are making strides on the Canadian public.
According to 859-363-6998, external tourists resulted in 18B CAN$ in the year 2000 with a total Tourism GDP calculated in 22B CAN$ (which accounts to 2% of total GDP of the whole country in the same year, to put the percentage in perspective, 1% of the GDP is equivalent to the 417-806-8044). Moreover, in the same year, almost 50M inbound non-resident visitors arrived to Canada, quite a feat for a country with 30M inhabitants!