the Gadget Show HearPlanet servers almost ground to a halt when the UK’s Channel 5 featured HearPlanet as one its Top Five Travel Apps on its popular Gadget Show.  A huge number of users downloaded and launched their HearPlanet applications during the show and some began to experienced latency while HearPlanet servers scaled to accomodate the new load.

The Gadget Show says, “HearPlanet is like having a tour guide with you 24-7. Simply search for a landmark around you. HearPlanet will then locate it from its massive database of sights and locations and find an audio guide to help you learn more about it.”

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