Cybercom develops virtual guidebook for Norway’s largest book publisher


2011-03-23, 08:35
  Cybercom has together with Norway’s largest publisher, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, developed the first virtual guidebook for iPhone. The assignment is unique and Cybercom now have more similar projects in the pipeline that work both when you are online and offline.

The guidebook, called Oslo Nordmark, is now available for download from the App Store and is based on Gyldendal’s Oslo Nordmarka guidebook.

“This is the first virtual guidebook that you can use out in the mountains whether you’re online or not,” says Robert Åström, site manager at Cybercom in Östersund. ”That you can use the maps offline makes this virtual book the first of its kind.”

The iPhone guidebook covers hiking, biking, and ski trails in Oslo Nordmarka from its central area and northward. Users can plan and track their routes and share their excursion/performance with others on Facebook.

“Cybercom has unique knowledge when it comes to off-line maps for the iPhone,” says Harald Ofstad Fougner, editor-in-chief of digital books at Gyldendal. “That’s why we chose them, and we’re very pleased with our first virtual guidebook.”

Gyldendal is also looking at other popular excursion areas in the Nordic countries. Cybercom has an option to digitize more of Gyldendal’s guidebooks.

“The future potential for these types of virtual books is great since they can be used for things like tourist destinations and city tours,” says Åström.

For more information, contact:

Harald Ofstad Fougner, editor-in-chief of digital books, Gyldendal +47 930 49 181

Robert Åström, site manager, Cybercom Östersund +46 76 527 67 77 

Anna Trane, press and PR manager, Cybercom Group +46 708 84 74 69

About Cybercom. The Cybercom Group is a consultancy that offers global sourcing for end-to-end-solutions. The Group is an established world-class supplier in these segments: security, internet services, mobile services, and embedded systems. Thanks to its extensive industry and operations experience, Cybercom offers strategic and technical expertise in telecom, industry, media, the public sector, retail, and banking and finance. The Group employs 1,800 persons and runs projects worldwide. Cybercom has 25 offices in 10 countries. Cybercom was launched in 1995, and its share has been quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange since 1999. Find out more at www.cybercomgroup.com.

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