Orbis lets people discover the best local and independent venues around Newcastle upon Tyne and simply directs them via public transport.
The aim of the brief was to use mobile technology to enhance the user experience and make public transport options more open.
Designed specifically for Newcastle upon Tyne, Orbis allows users to discover great new places in the city. It allows them to follow where their friends love to go and suggests the best places around them. Orbis is designed to support the best local and independent businesses, as well as giving users simple route directions for public transport.
The local nature of Orbis makes it a great platform to access local knowledge. Taking advantage of technology in smart phones, the user can access this valuable knowledge rapidly and appropriate to their location.
"The London for Londoners book was really inspiring. We loved how personal the reviews and recommendations were, as well as the simplicity of the local maps. Bookmarking a place to visit in the book is as simple as creasing the page. We wanted to make it this easy to share places with friends."