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EyeTour.com releases new Puerto Rico video guide for the iPhone

Wonders of Puerto Rico™ App now available in the iTunes App Store

San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 6th, 2011 – EyeTour.com, Puerto Rico’s Premier Online Video Guide, has released a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch titled Wonders of Puerto Rico™ and available now for purchase in the iTunes App Store. The app includes over 150 video overviews featuring the island’s top attractions, from its best beaches and museums, to historical sites, parks, plazas, nature reserves, and more! Photo galleries, contact information, and a map function are also included for each attraction, as well as articles of interest to visitors and additional features.

The application helps promote Puerto Rico as a world-class tourist destination through the popular mobile platform that is the iPhone, as well as other compatible iOS devices, thereby taking advantage of their technological innovations and global reach. This initiative was developed locally using Puerto Rican resources and is truly a dream come true for EyeTour’s co-founders, José Martí and Alfredo Richner. The duo launched the EyeTour.com website in 2007, which then included 40 attractions located in Old San Juan, under the slogan “Be Your Own Guide!.”

“EyeTour.com began as a response to the mobile technologies that became more popular a few years ago thanks in large part to Apple’s line of video iPods. Our company invested in that vision of the future, where all the information you need is in your pocket and fits in the palm of your hand,” commented Alfredo Richner, who was in charge of design and development of the application together with engineer Héctor Ramos. “The idea for the service that we can now offer through iTunes has been in development for the past five years. It’s why we have been able to include so much audiovisual material about Puerto Rico and its principal tourist attractions,” added José Martí. José is in charge of filming on site and has visited Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities with his Production Assistant, Adrián Richner.

In 2011, over one million visitors from around the world will have reached EyeTour.com, with more than three million pages viewed on the site. The project was launched on July 31, 2007 with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s support. That same year it won the EnterPRize Business Plan Competition organized locally by Grupo Guayacán. In 2009 EyeTour.com was named Best Website by Puerto Rico’s Sales & Marketing Executives Association (SME) during its annual WebAd Awards.

For more information about EyeTour and the Wonders of Puerto Rico™ App visit the project’s website www.eyetour.com or search for the aplication in iTunes from your computer or through the App Store using your iPhone or iPod touch mobile device.