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Janeece Keller
09-04-2012, 07:22 PM
At Bound Round (http://www.boundround.com) we've begun creating interactive travel guide apps for children. Yes, there are plenty of popular travel guides already – but the significant gap in the market is for interactive travel guides that are designed for children but are relevant to both children AND parents.

We use stories, photos, videos and games to help kids uncover all the fun things to do while holidaying in a particular location. This gives them more of a vote in holiday planning, resulting in a more enjoyable trip for the entire family.

With Bound Round interactive travel guides, children will be able to preview their destination and flag the places they think sound like fun, while the parents will have access to exclusive discounts for the venues the children rated on their ‘to do’ list. What's more they can be used offline so Bound Round is perfect for plane and car travel – keeping the children occupied and giving the parents some much needed quiet time!

The first Bound Round guide is for Sydney (the place I know best) and will be available in the App Store in late November. We’re not stopping with Australia ... our goal is to become a digital version of Lonely Planet, but for kids!

We're also committed to helping those less fortunate, so for the next 2 years, we will donate 5c from every app sold to Room to Read (http://www.roomtoread.org), helping them build libraries, create local language books and provide scholarships to children in need.

This IndieGoGo campaign (http://igg.me/p/205243?a=857301) will help generate the additional funds needed to finalise the Sydney guide, and build at least 2 additional locations before the end of the Aussie summer.

PLEASE help us achieve our dream of giving kids more of a say in family travel decisions (http://igg.me/p/205243?a=857301)!

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Janeece Keller
09-06-2012, 07:38 AM
Thanks for stopping by to find out about Bound Round and our campaign!

My team and I aren’t famous (or even that well known), but we’re all passionate about travel and helping kids get the most out of their time in a location.

We hope this video will help you get to know us a bit better… see we are real people after all!


We'd love you to share our story so we reach our $30,000 goal by the end of September and so we can meet production timeframes to be in the app stores in time for everyone travelling for the holidays!