BimBim Tours is a new sightseeing experience combining your smartphone with public transportation. The app provides a guided and location-based audio tour to various sights using buses and trams.
The Story behind
I like to travel. I enjoy exploring a city by public transportation – not only because it is low priced but mainly because then I feel like breathing in the cities spirit. The feeling of being brand-marked as a tourist makes me usually feel very uncomfortable. Still sometimes I would like to know some facts about buildings or places I visit.
Once I also tried out one of these sightseeing hop on hop off bus services in Rome – not only that I have actually already seen most of the places on my way from the Airport to the hotel the worst experience was that I felt like in a touristic ghetto on wheels. I was very disappointed after spending ~15 € on a single ticket.
Well a few months later while visiting London I spent a couple of days in several public buses enjoying the cruise through the city – On that trip I came up with the idea of what turned out to be Hop On Vienna today – a combination of smartphone technology, a guided audio tour and public transportation!
Jona Hoier Media Arts & Design
Volkertplatz 1/2, 1020 Wien