The official “app” of the National Attractions has been released by Andrew Barr and the National Capital Authority.
Your thoughts dear readers?
UPDATE 21/12/12 09:42: Senator Lundy has taken up her pom poms to explain:
The Canberra Guide has been developed in collaboration between the National Capital Authority (NCA) and the National Capital Attractions Association (NCAA) with support from the ACT Government through the Centenary of Canberra unit and Australian Capital Tourism.
Minister Barr said The Canberra Guide is a great addition to the growing list of social media tools available to visitors to our nation’s capital.
“The smartphone app and mobile website is useful for locating all of our significant sites and major attractions as well as information on events listed in the big Centenary of Canberra program. Information on public facilities such as bus stops, public toilets, playgrounds and barbecue areas is also available.
“Additionally, in its second phase launch early next year, The Canberra Guide will take on booking functionality. This will help ensure Canberrans and visitors alike don’t miss out on any of the fantastic activities and events happening next year.” Minister Barr said.
“I encourage Canberrans and local community and event organisers to check it out,” Minister Barr concluded.
Senator for the ACT, Kate Lundy, congratulated developers of the official phone app and mobile website and said the new digital products would enhance the travel experience for tourists visiting Canberra and allow them to access information in the palm of their hand.
“I am delighted collaboration between the Federal and ACT Governments and local businesses has resulted in a new way of communicating, making Canberra events and attractions more accessible than ever,” Senator Lundy said.
UPDATE 21/12/12 11:16: There’s now a YouTube vid: