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Cheaper? Easy!

Today I’ll tell you how to book our Electronic Tour Guide even cheaper than it is!

Of course we all like discounts, so we have prepared cool offer for you! Here it is:

In case of booking a device a week in advance you get it just for 17.95 EUR and in case a month in advance — 12.95 EUR. The price of the next day is as always 50% discounted.

That is so easy!

Posted at 12pm, June 8, 2013 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

¡Hola! Привет!

Hello, my dear amigos and comrades! New day should start with a good news, right? We have one for you!

If you have visited our website recently you might noticed that now it’s available in Spanish and Russian! You can change the language at the top-right corner of the page.

Guía Electrónica de Praga, Electronic Tour Guide, Электронный GPS путеводитель по Праге

Let’s welcome our clients from Spain and Russia!

¡Explore con plena libertad! Почувствуйте настоящую свободу!

Posted at 11pm, April 24, 2013 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

Valentine’s surprise

Hello, my dear friends! I have just heard that today is a special day for the loved ones on the Earth – Saint Valentine’s Day. There is similar holiday on my planet, called 01000101 01100100 01101001 01110101 01100111 01100101 01110110 01101111 01101100. Oh, I cannot get used to the fact that you don’t speak Binarish Numerish. In your language it means Ediugevol. Yes, it is a little bit hard for you to pronounce, Earthmen, but…

Anyway, we have a surprise for couples. You can get loudspeaker and headset splitter absolutely for free till the end of this month! Walk together, explore together. Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Posted at 11pm, February 13, 2013 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

Prices down, quality up!

“Earth is an absolutely amazing place!” The beauty of our planet has stroked Creaky. After couple days he’s started to feel at home in his new apartment. He found it very comfortable and modern, but there is a problem. He hasn’t found perfect furnishing yet.

“Yes, I’m perfectionist!” said Creaky, “and for me it’s a big problem! I accustomed to do anything perfect – spirit and body, home and work”

“Oh, by the way, my job! We had a long dispute with the Creator about one thing. I’m proud to say that I won the debate. My dear friends, I am happy to announce…”

[The sound of drums]

[boooom] Prices now decreased from 19 EUR to 17.95 EUR per day! But surprises aren’t over. Next day will cost you only for a half of price, which means – only 8.95 EUR!

“Isn’t it great?! I am so glad, that our service becomes more and more affordable! I’m so happy!”

“Keep in touch with our news feed, we have a loooot of surprises for you, my friends!”

Posted at 7pm, February 5, 2013 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

Creaky Begins

“What a wonderful new day,” said the Creator, and he was absolutely right. Although it was cold, the sun was shining. A perfect winter day! “Now it’s time to take a little rest,” he said and started to stretch oneself.

“No, no, no,” he unexpectedly uttered, “I’m not lazy, don’t even think that way! I had a lot of work to do! And now it’s time to introduce you someone you will love.”

“Oh, Mother of Code, I’m so excited about it”, the Creator closed his eyes, took a breath and made a pause. The pause seemed like an eternity to him.

“He was designed,” he continued, “especially to help us introduce our offers, promotions and all brand-new inventions that our ingenious team (and he’s a part of it now) will come up with. He’s great specialist and reliable friend. We trust him 110 percent and wanna see him as our company’s symbol.”

“Hey, buddy, show yourself to such a lovely audience!” said the Creator.

[The creature is shyly looking out of the curtain]

“Don’t be shy! Come on!”

[The creature appears]

“Gooood boy! But where are your good manners?!” asked the Creator, “Say hi and present yourself!”

[bzzzzt] I am enthusiastic and curious creature,” said Creaky lowly, “I’m delighted to be a part of the team feeling alike me.”

“I took him from the planet far far away. A good planet. A planet with the best tour guides!” – said the Creator proudly, “Right, my friend?”

“Right, Creator! [bzzzzt] Being new on this planet, I am curious about everything that happens around me and always find myself in the middle of embarrassing situations. One day I’ll tell you some of these stories if I find and untwine a cord to download them from my memory block.”

“Oh, we would love to hear all these amazing stories, but not now. I have to go,” interrupted the Creator. “There is no time to explain, but remember: I will be far and close at the same time.” He pulled out the cord and disappeared, leaving behind a note lying on the ground.

Creaky picked it up and started to read. It said:

Now, it won’t be surprise for all of you to see on our front page a cute creature with a wide charming smile (

“At your service my dear new friends!” said Creaky and cracked a smile.

Posted at 12pm, January 22, 2013 | no comments; | Filed Under: Stories | read on

2013 is here

Our team has prepared for you a small present. This card has been made in the spirit of our philosophy – using OS Linux and open source software.

The card is under Creative Commons’ license (, which means that the usage is unlimited.

Static version of picture you can find here:

Happy New Year! May your dreams come true! We hope to see you in Prague very soon!

Posted at 10pm, January 2, 2013 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

Christmas is getting closer

Our team want to congratulate you with the first day of winter!

Also today is the first day of Christmas markets at the Old Town Square in Prague. We already have our Prague Christmas tree lighted. We are looking forward to see you in here! 

Posted at 8pm, December 1, 2012 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

Desktop Silicon Valley. The story of creating an electronic device and business project from the scratch.

Today looking back, I catch myself thinking that all that experience and knowledge, which I obtained while developing, are of greater value than the immediate result of my efforts. Having a coherent idea of the process and numerous pitfalls accompanying such ventures, I’m seriously thinking of more ambitious project, about which I’ll write maybe a bit later.

As for now, I’ll tell you how the current project was developing step by step…

The Interactive audio-book Prague Electronic Tour Guide. Klubnikina.
Katya Klubnikina as a happy tourist with the first prototype of the device.

Part 1. Backstory.

So, some time ago, five years ago to be precise, I decided to completely switch to Linux OS and use it for absolutely all applications that I need for my work. On the one hand, this decision was a result of my thoughts about evolution of electronics and media, on the other hand, it comes from my understanding of a dead end track for “consumer” paradigm. It was also a desire to demonstrate capabilities of open, community-built software tools for work on professional projects, which cover not only software development, but also all sides of a complete audio-visual product development.

It has to be said, that before this project I was engaged in so-called “visual communication” for 13 years, particularly I drew graphic design, shot commercials and made motion design. Later, using bundle of programming knowledge kept from school and student years, I became interested in interactive software development including widening web-industry.

And it would be ok, when all of a sudden…

Posted at 6pm, September 21, 2012 | no comments; | Filed Under: Stories | read on

We are social

We have our own blog now with cross-posting to facebook and twitter. I can’t say that I’m a big admirer of the centralized social networks, but one marketing expert convinced me that it’s a good thing and very useful…I personally prefer Diaspora, a new type, distributed social networking service. Unfortunately, it’s still not very popular and we decided to limit ourselves to facebook and twitter. Stay tuned!

Posted at 10pm, August 8, 2012 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on

Enhance your tourist experience with our new partner!

“Robotour” is a Segway rental point located conveniently right in the centre of Prague. Now you can not only take a fun unforgettable ride along twisting streets of the city, but also have an advantage to hear entertaining stories read by our Audio-guide on the way.

Be careful though! If you change the location too quickly, you may not hear the whole story! You may prefer to walk around Prague at first to get to know the city and then have an enjoyable ride along already familiar streets.

Posted at 8pm, July 28, 2012 | no comments; | Filed Under: Partners | read on


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