Waterford County Council and ZolkC are developing a smartphone app to support visitors to the beautiful Nire Valley.
The app will be made available on both the Android & iPhone platform and will be used to promote the region's festivals, events and local businesses, with the goal of encouraging visitors to stay longer in the area.
The app is also being developed to support the four walking trails that criss-cross the valley. Using our AccuLoc IO software, the app will automatically provide walkers with engaging stories and golden nuggets of information at a number of designated key points of interest. It is thought that these stories will focus on history, folklore, and Nire Valley’s unique flora and fauna. Our incredible ViewCam functionality will also allow users to scan the surrounding landscape for further points of interest, as well as identifying the surrounding mountain ranges.
The app will also assist walkers by providing links to local weather forecasts, as well as the Council’s own website for tourism. The ultimate goal is to engage with the visitors pre, during and post visit encouraging repeat visits as well as promoting the local attractions.
The Nire Valley App will be available to download from the Android Market and the Apple App Store from May 2012
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