Japan Offers Free Hello Kitty Tourism App for iPhone

posted on by Egan Loo
Hello Kitty appears in local costumes if tourists visit 50+ sightseeing spots

The governmental organization Japan Tourism Agency collaborated with the telecommunications company NEC Biglobe to offer a "Visit Japan with HELLO KITTY" iOS app for free on Sunday. Not only will the app guide tourists to various sightseeing spots in Japan, but it will also shoot photos of Hello Kitty at those spots, with a little help from augmented reality technology.

When a tourist takes the app to one of more than 50 particular locales, Hello Kitty will appear in the app in special local costumes for photo ops. Find and photograph enough of the Hello Kittys, and the app will reward you with a special wallpaper.

The app is available in English, Chinese, and Korean.

[Via Tech Asia]

Images © 2012 NEC BIGLOBE

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