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Head to Hollywood to be an Appy traveller

Head to Hollywood to be an Appy traveller
14 Oct 2014

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, situated along 15 blocks of Tinseltown’s Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and popular tourist destinations in the world of celebrity.

Crowds gather every day to have their picture taken outside the iconic Chinese Theatre and to find their favourite celebrity’s star. It is a place that is so iconic that a new app has actually been developed to enhance the experience.

The free app, which will be available to download from iTunes, has been created by MediaMine in partnership with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and includes information about the stars and celebrities that has previously not been made public.

Locate all of the 2,500 plus stars on the Walk and plan out an itinerary before jetting off to the City of Angels. Not only is this a great way to figure out whose star you want to be pictured with, but it will also save you from any neck cramps you may get  from looking down at each individual name.

The app offers an augmented reality in which you essentially have a tour guide in your pocket. It lets you know which stars you will be coming up to soon and how to get to your favourite ones. All you need to do is hold your camera up over the walk and pop-ups will appear.

Information about each celebrity will also appear on your phone, and links to videos of their official star induction ceremony are also available so you can get a real feel of how the pieces of history came together.

Users can also take advantage of some fabulous offers, with the app allowing you access to coupons from vendors, shops and restaurants along Hollywood Boulevard.

The fun doesn’t just stop after your holiday! Once you’re back you can create your own star with your name on which can be uploaded onto social media to make your friends jealous of the fabulous trip you just had. There are also trivia quizzes about the stars and celebrities so you can test your knowledge and see how much you really took in while visiting Hollywood.ADNFCR-408-ID-801754245-ADNFCR

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