Everyone loves Bibendum, a.k.a. the Michelin Man, including legions of iPhone users across the world. The list of the best App Store applications for 2011 has just been released, and three Michelin apps are among the year’s bestsellers.
They are ViaMichelin Mobile in the navigation category for iPhone, Restaurants in the Michelin guide France in the lifestyle category for iPhone and the Michelin France map in the navigation category for iPad. In 2011, a total of 1,400,000 Michelin applications were downloaded from the App Store.
ViaMichelin Mobile is a free iPhone app, the only free one among the Top 5 App Store apps in the navigation category. It allows users to take advantage of ViaMichelin’s experience and know-how in route planning and maps for mobile devices.
Developed for iPad, the Michelin France map app is offered offline so that users don’t have to pay any connection fees. Available in five interface languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), the map can be downloaded for €9.99.
For gourmands, Restaurants in the Michelin guide France ranks among the App Store’s Top 5 in the lifestyle category. Downloadable for €7.99, it enables users to locate all Michelin selected restaurants in France, from three-star establishments to small neighborhood bistros. Bon Appétit!