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Google Glass guides from South African company

Cape Town’s Tourism Radio has turned to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in the hopes of launching interactive audio travel guides for Google Glass. Tourism Radio has turned to US crowd-funding website Kickstarter in an effort to raise £35 000 (R530 000) to fund the development of travel guides for Google Glass. Based in Cape Town, Tourism Radio was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur Mark Allewell. The company produces location-aware audio travel guides for 20 of the world’s most-visited cities and has offices in South Africa, New Zealand and Spain. Those who back the Kickstarter project, which went live on Tuesday, will receive differing numbers of the eventual city guides, depending on how much they contribute. Higher contributions also allow people to add their own points of interest to the guides. It expects to deliver the guides in April 2014. Tourism Radio plans to produce Glass guides for New York, London, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, San Francisco, Washington and Cape Town in English, German, Spanish and French. Allewell says the reason the project is raising funds in pounds rather than dollars is that project manager Chris Goldswain is British and divides his time between the UK and Cape Town. “To use Kickstarter you need to […]

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