Rainbow Travel App judged one of Top 5 for 2013.

Rainbow Travel App judged one of Top 5 for 2013.

“South Africa Travel: The Rainbow Nation App” was judged one of the top five travel smartphone Apps of 2013 in the MTN Smartphone Application.

How exciting is that? So proud to have many of my photographs included in the App:) Thank you Charlene!

“South Africa Travel: The Rainbow Nation App” was the first IOS & Google Play app on South Africa and tourism to South Africa. The concept and work (ongoing) of South African writer and communications consultant, Charlene Smith, the process was aided by photographs from SA Tourism and a major purchase, and co-branding of the app by Brand South Africa. It includes more than 20,000 pics, around 75,000 links, more than 3,000 videos, more than 500 towns, cities & villages .  The app inlcudes information for business travelers, tourists, families and those with special interests e.g. extreme sports, special sporting events e.g. Comrades Marathon, culture – from book fairs, best books, to theater, art, etc. Food ranging from biltong to the winelands and restaurants. Every entry has at least 10 photographs, where to book, how much, at least one video, at least three to six additional links, website, address connected to Google maps. Although I now live in the United States I maintain close ties to my home country and persistently look for ways to positively profile it.  The author of 15 books including four on Mandela (I am an authorized biographer), I travel to South Africa at least once a year to keep my information fresh, and have a network of friends in the business, tourism, and journalism professions who ensure the app is up to date.  It has consistent 5-star ratings, although 3 months ago the distributor (SutroMedia in San Francisco) developed a bug in their systems (they were hacked) and all apps had to be resubmitted, which meant we all lost our ratings and are now in the slow process of regaining them from new users.


Above info directly taken from :  http://www.appoftheyear.co.za/app-gallery/app/174/#.UhN4Ynb8I2o

And here’s our posting for you to once more peruse – on Charlene and her App.




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