“Osterie d’Italia” with a vector map based on OpenStreetMaps

APPSfactory has developed a special kind of travel guide on behalf of Gräfe und Unzer. Osterie d’Italia 2014/15 takes app users to the most beautiful guesthouses in Italy. SLOW FOOD e.V. has compiled a list of the best osterias, trattorias and enotecas, bars and pastry shops, which are all completely committed to genuine regional food, original hospitality and multi-sensory pleasure. The app contains short descriptions of all of the osterias as well as texts on regional specialities. Osterie d’Italia is a practical tool, which helps users make decisions about where they are going to visit next. Highly recommendable guesthouses serve delicious local delicacies such as cheese and pasta through to tiramisu and panna cotta to regional wine specialities, a touch of “la dolce vita” included. Personal favourites can be saved using the memo function and retrieved at any time. A new app feature shows the route to the osterias per GPS and a map. In addition to Google Maps, APPSfactory has developed its own vector-based OpenStreetMap and implemented it in the application. Users who have deactivated the roaming function can still use the map navigation without incurring any additional costs. Because APPSfactory converted the OpenStreetMap tiles into vector data, they managed for the first time ever to reduce the entire map of Italy by a factor of 10. The basic version of the application for iOS is free of charge. When users †download the app†they will receive the region of Umbria for free with tips on eating out,†all other regions can be bought separately as an in-app purchase: either for €14.99 as a package or separately – depending on the desired travel region – for no more than €3.59.

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15. July 2021

Freunde Liberias e.V. and Appsfactory are celebrating the joint launch of the Epicom app. Users can use the app to track Covid-19 infection rates and risk levels in Germany easily and effectively. It is also possible to ascertain one’s own personal risk of infection using a movement profile. Additionally, Epicom features links to all official […]

6. July 2021

Appsfactory’s new Cologne location opened officially on 1 July 2021. After the company’s founding in Leipzig (2009), branches in Hamburg (2016), Erfurt (2018) and Munich (2019) followed. In the context of its location in a key urban centre at the heart of the media landscape in western Germany, the Cologne branch constitutes another important step […]

28. June 2021

Appsfactory has been advising manufacturers on the development and approval of software as a medical device in accordance with ISO 13485 since August 2020. Information on all services is now available on the company’s newly launched Medical Website. A quality management system in accordance with ISO standard 13485 is required for the manufacture of medical […]

20. April 2021

At this year’s German Stevie Awards, which were presented on 17.03.2021, the jury awarded Appsfactory a total of four prizes. The company was honoured along with its client flaschenpost, for whom Appsfactory developed the app. For this, the two partners received gold in the categories “Shopping”, “User Experience” and “Most Valuable Technical Innovation”. It […]

18. March 2021

The DKV Mobility App created by Appsfactory enables mobile payment via DKV App & Go as a new key feature of the smart mobility platform. The app offers mobile payment directly at the petrol pump. This involves both the automatic recognition of the petrol station where the user is currently located, as well as the […]