Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide publisher, just launched the newest version of their Guides app for iOS using our latest mobile SDK. The Guides app includes beautiful travel guides, and fast offline maps, perfect for exploring cities around the world.

With the Olympics right around the corner, travelers headed to Rio can easily navigate to their event venue in the morning, take a scenic hike in the afternoon, and grab dinner at a local restaurant before sunset — all without leaving the app.

Building upon their success of paper guides, Lonely Planet understands the power of offline. Traveling to remote places often means limited bandwidth or expensive roaming charges, and offline maps give travelers the best possible mobile experience. Lonely Planet’s city guides can be downloaded before your trip so you can explore your favorite city without worrying about your next phone bill or a flaky connection.

Download Guides for your next adventure, build your own travel maps with Mapbox Mobile, or say hello on Twitter if you want to talk mobile maps.