MyTourGuide 2.0 is open
Let me start this blog post with a big thank you! Thank you for your patience during our development process. We are a small team and we have been working around the clock to upgrade the site over the past several months. I am happy to say that the newest version of MyTourGuide is open and ready to use.
One of the biggest differences that you will notice with the new tour editor is the media library. You can use the media library to upload and store your tour content (images, audio files, video, and augmented reality images). You can also use the built-in recording feature to record audio narration to use in your tours. All of your media files will be stored in your media library and can be used in any of your tours. One of my favorite aspects of the new media library is the drag and drop feature – If you want to add content to your tour, simply drag and drop any piece of content from your library onto your POIs or stories and it will become part of the tour.
The second thing I would like to do is to ask a favor. If you previously created tours on the site using our first version of the tour editor, I would like to request that you inspect the text description fields of your tours. When we imported your tours and their contents into the new tour editor, some text descriptions were imported with extra HTML text. You can delete any text that does not belong in the text descriptions of your tours or points of interest. I apologize for this hassle.
We are currently doing the final testing of the iPhone app this week and are shooting for Friday to submit it to Apple. Once the iPhone app is approved, we will officially be open for business. Between then and now, the website is open and available for you to develop tours, but it will not be possible to download tours until our app is officially approved by Apple. When we receive the official approval, we will enable downloads from the website and through the iPhone app.
Finally, I will be setting up a series of webinars to assist tour guides with using the new tools available on the web site. The first webinar will be this Friday. I will post the exact time and registration information tomorrow.
Once again, thank you for your patience and I look forward to seeing your tours!