Travel app Bound Round for kids' holiday planning in Sydney
Visiting Sydney just got a whole lot more interesting. Especially for kids. Locally developed by kids for kids, the Bound Round travel app, has expanded its Sydney destination guide to now encompass more than 47 locations. A 42% increase since its launch at Christmas in 2012.
With Bound Round, gone are the frustrations of bored kids, who get no say in the holiday planning process. Kids now have an interactive app that lets them discover – through play – all the fun things to do at their chosen destination.
What Bound Round does: Turns a long and boring journey into an enjoyable part of your trip through engagement with stories, photos, videos and games. Kids can explore the city before they arrive and help decide what they want to do when they get there.
Result: Kids get a vote in family travel + parents gain valuable insight into locations to visit. A better holiday for the whole family.
The Bound Round series of interactive travel apps use stories, photos, videos and games and are designed for iPhone and iPad. The apps can be downloaded via WiFi and 3G.
The Sydney destination app is currently available free for download until September 8, 2013, when the premium version will then be switched to paid at $1.99. Additional locations including Hong Kong, Gold Coast, Canberra and Fiji are all set to launch throughout September.
Bound Round Specifics
Designed for 4 to 8-year olds to play with before and during their visit to their destination city, it has Read Alone and Read to Me functionality so is suitable for kids at all reading ability levels.
By capturing if a child “wants to visit” a location, the apps provide parents with feedback from the kids on the activities they really want to do when they get there and then provides information on how to get there, opening hours and even discounts available only to Bound Round customers.
When the kids are in a location they can create their own content (photos, writing/typing) in the “My Journal” section of the app. This section also allows the kids to create an e-postcard and email it directly to friends and family.
Made by Kids, For Kids
To ensure the Bound Round content, and the activities and attractions chosen for each destination are absolutely spot-on, Bound Round has established a Kids Board of Directors.
Kids board members are appointed for a 12-month period. Board Members provide honest feedback on the guides developed and also produce a video telling viewers what they love about their home-town (which is included on the app as part of the “Meet a Local Kid” section.)
Visit www.boundround.com for further information.