Award-winning virtual reality studio VR Pole has recently published world’s first public XR tour. Hisstory tour offers users to see historical attractions in augmented reality while sightseeing with their smartphones. The Hisstory Tour app is available now on both Appstore and Google Play. Global premiere of the app is planned at the Web Summit this year.
The mentioned tour is an application that combines new experiences in tourism and technology. While touring the City of Zagreb (Croatia) the user experiences 14 amazing and unbelievable extended reality stories from a digital guide Tom. The app works as a combination between treasure hunt, gamefication, and XR.
“The app enables you to explore more about the city you are visiting through your phone’s camera. The whole point of this is to enhance your travel experience with engaging augmented reality stories, interactive maps, and fascinating amount of historical data. And to have a digital tour guide in your pocket wherever and whenever you need him“ – said Milan Gudeljevic, VR Pole’s CEO.
The VR Pole team does not plan to stop only on this tour. After receiving positive reviews from test users of their Zagreb app they plan in 2021 to add additional interactive VR poles to app locations and thus provide users with a complete XR experience.
“Regarding the company’s plans for 2021, 6 new XR tours are being done in the EU cities with similar features. That is why we plan to present our app to potential investors at the Web Summit in December, so we can cover the whole of the EU with our tours as soon as possible“ – said Dragan Vejnovic, company’s CD.
VR Pole is a company creating integral virtual, mixed, and augmented reality interactive solutions for hotels, museums, galleries, sports clubs, tourist facilities, and other innovative companies that are embracing digitization. They produce innovative 3D, 360, and VR animations and products, unique VR software, and various stationary XR devices that transform regular places into immersive virtual reality experiences.
VR Pole also won a Gold medal for Best Innovation in Tourism and “CREATORS FOR THE CENTURIES” award for contributing to the development of entrepreneurship in central and south-eastern Europe.