Introduction

The eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI started mobile-based software development in 2005. As a result of this activity, a new mobile application family was created with the brand name of GUIDE@HAND. These applications are able to meet a wide variety of demands and trends of the present life. The first such mobile application served for tourist purposes and was granted with several prizes in Hungary and abroad. Due to the continuous development, not only tourists may feel like at home in a strange town or region but local people are also provided with an unforgettable experience, as well!

The application family serves a wide variety of application areas

Main services

The GUIDE@HAND application family consists of multilingual applications running on smart phones and tablets whose most relevant services are as follows:

  • availability on the most widely used mobile platforms (iOS and Android),
  • the contents and information provided by the system can be downloaded in advance, therefore, the visitors do not have to pay for the Internet,
  • recommending news, events and public information,
  • displaying useful places (e.g. restaurants, local service providers, pharmacies etc.) on the map,
  • usage of offline or online interactive maps and GPS (outdoors),
  • multilingual, thematic guided audio walks in a city or in the nature,
  • possibility of standalone discovery of attractions,
  • offline túratervezési lehetőség tematikus adatbázisok (gyalogos, kerékpáros, stb.) használatával,
  • interactive presentation of sights by using panorama pictures,
  • offline tour guide using thematic databases (walking, cycling, etc.),
  • sharing experiences on mobiles and presenting them on the Web,
  • multilingual Web portal with the functions as follows:
    • preparation, editing and publishing contents,
    • collecting and classifying usage data,
    • prior presentation of content, direct application download and support for community functions.
  • integration with external databases (e.g., tourism, festival databases).

The GUIDE@HAND application family main results

A GUIDE@HAND Miskolc mobil alkalmazás a 2015-ös év turisztikai alkalmazása
A GUIDE@HAND Tata mobil alkalmazás
2015 efestival
„Kiváló városmarketing alkalmazás” díj