Spotted by Locals for Android – Press Kit

What is Spotted by Locals?
Spotted by Locals is a series of blogs, PDF city guides and mobile apps with always up-to-date tips by handpicked local writers in 43 cities in Europe. It was co-founded by married couple and avid travelers Sanne & Bart van Poll.

For more background info, check the About us section.

Spotted by Locals for Android
An iOS (iPhone) app was launched in 2011. In July 2012 an Android city guide app was launched for the current 43 Spotted by Locals cities.


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Youtube / Vimeo demo

Other image material
For logos and other press material, check our press kit


Why did you launch an Android app?
The launch of our app for iOS (iPhone / iPad) devices has been a huge success. We have received a lot of positive feedback from iPhone users who have enjoyed using the 100% offline application with up-to-date tips all around Europe. Android has a 60% market share in smartphone operating software; it was about time we launched an Android app!

Why did it take so long for you to launch an Android app?
Considering Android’s market share, we understand why many Spotted by Locals visitors with Android devices have been contacting us impatiently, and some even felt discriminated against by us!

Incorporating all the functionality that we think is important and distinguishes us from other mobile guidebook publishers took longer than we expected. We are super excited to have launched the world’s first 100% offline Android cityguide apps with always up-to-date tips by locals in 41 cities in Europe, and hope the Android user community will forgive us for the delay!

Do the iPhone and Android app offer the same features?
Yes, both apps offer:

  • Offline detailed maps & tips – no internet / wifi required
  • Always up-to-date tips, and free regular (on demand) updates
  • Find spots around you
  • Save favorites
  • Free trials for all cities

Of course we have taken the different Android user experience and devices in mind!

Which devices are supported?
The Android app runs on all Android devices with Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above. Phones older than version 2.2 don’t have the technology required to run the apps as smooth and good as we want it to be for our users.

What platforms are next?
A Windows Phone (WP7) will be released this summer. We are not planning on releasing an app for Blackberry at this time.

Other questions?
Please! Feel free to contact Spotted by Locals co-founder Bart at!

More in the media

“…authentically local, on-the ground advice…”

The Guardian

More in the media

Get in touch

Question about our app? Want to become a Spotter? Have an idea?
Whatever it is: we’d love to hear from you!

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