New discovery app for urban exploration earns top award at Macworld/iWorld.
San Diego, CA, April 2, 2014 – On Friday, March 28, 2014, Macworld, the world’s foremost Mac authority, named urban discovery app Kamino a recipient of the 2014 Best of Show award during the Macworld/iWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. The annual Best of Show presentation honors products that have pushed the boundaries of innovation, quality, and overall creativity.
“Our Best of Show Awards recognize the top new Mac and iOS products at Macworld/iWorld,” said Roman Loyola, senior editor, Macworld, and manager of the awards. “Of the hundreds of products on display at the show, the Macworld editors were impressed with Kamino because it helps shed new light on the ideal locations of a new city. Its urban hikes make sure that people get the full flavor of a town, whether you’re a tourist or a long-time resident.”
Editors considered hundreds of products before narrowing the field down to the 11 winners that were presented at this year’s Macworld Conference and Expo.
Louis P. Huynh, Kamino Co-Founder and President, stated “We are humbled and honored to receive a Best of Show Award at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Macworld as an organization and publication has long been a respected arbiter of what is cutting edge and trending in the Apple community. We are excited that Kamino is now counted among those products and look forward to growing our user contributed content and making it easier than ever for everyone to have an authentic local experience.”
Kamino, which launched on the App Store last September, is the ultimate way for locals and tourists to embark on an urban adventure. Utilizing user-generated descriptions, photos, GPS enabled maps and more, Kamino users can enjoy an authentic city experience by simply following (or creating) a walkable playlist, or urban hike. Each hike features recommendations from travel experts and neighborhood locals to give users an inside look at the special places that make a city unique. With Kamino, users can discover places like which bridge the Fremont Troll hides under in Seattle, where to find the West Village Hidden Gardens in New York, the best spot to capture a photo of the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and much more.
Kamino Labs, a travel and urban exploration planning company was developed to change the way people interact with cities through the use of mobile technology. Established by an eclectic group of travel enthusiasts with an unyielding passion for exploring and discovering cites, the company is founded on the belief of experiencing cities in an authentic way. With the launch of the first mobile application, Kamino reinvents the walking tour with the ultimate social discovery engine for urban explorers.
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