Dublin Tourism? There's An App For That

Dublin's tourism board have launched a smart phone application to enable tourists to sight see around the Capital with more ease.

The Visit Dublin App uses technology allowing you to use the technology to search and move around Dublin and discover the city's best tourism spots.

According to the Dublin tourism board, simply by pointing your iPhone or Android smartphone you can find "rich information" about the places you see around you.

The powerful pointing technology performs directionally filtered searches so that tourists and sightseers can get the information on what they are looking at quickly and easily.

There are also "guide me" and Camera View augmented reality features.

There are also audio descriptions, explanations and history for over 80 points of interests around the city, 20 special offers in retail, restaurants and tours a 'point to call' function to phone a restaurant, tour and make your booking direct and a 'what's that? What's nearby?’ function allowing you to point your phone at a real world point of interest and retrieve information about it.

Frank Magee, chief executive of Dublin Tourism, said the capital will become the first city in the world to have its own app.

"It will inevitably be replicated by other leading tourist destinations around the world," he said.

The app covers the greater Dublin area and operates within a 10km radius from where the user is located.

Its contents will be sourced from the VisitDublin.com website's 7,000 pages of information and will initially cover 1,400 points of interest.


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