Here’s a great way to explore a foreign city at your own pace, using local services. It’s the Tram Sightseeing app — created for Västtrafik, the public transportation system in Gothenburg, Sweden. Using the mobile app, you can find the nearest tram stop and get a tour that lasts about 45 minutes. The app uses audio (via headphones) to point out sights along the way. Each tour ends at the stop you started at.
It’s a simple and elegant way to give visitors an easy way to enjoy a new city. Is there any reason this couldn’t be opened-up so that it could be used in other cities? Even expanded to allow visitors to recommend new sights, or even create personalized tours that focus on their interests?
(Link via CreativeReview.)