A NEW mobile phone app that cost £120,000 to develop has been launched to help boost tourism in Cornwall.
Seymac Distribution, based on the Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth, has invested tens of thousands of pounds in the development of the AppforCornwall, which is free to buy online through your mobile phone.
The company describes it as the biggest app of its kind, with details of what to do, where to go and general information.
The new app includes information about attractions, activities, places to eat, pubs, clubs, shopping, accommodation, vouchers/offers, What’s On, favourites, beaches, garages, medical and emergency, police stations, taxi services, tide times and tourist information centres.
An app is a programme designed to run on smart mobile phones such as the iPhone.
Seymac is now aiming to roll out the franchise across Britain, county by county and city by city.
“In its size, breadth of coverage and speed of use, there is nothing that comes close to it,” said Seymac managing director Tina Seymour. “We are very confident that the new app will quickly be established as an international market leader.
“It is the ultimate all-in-one aid for residents and visitors alike and represents the biggest investment in products and services in Seymac’s 25-year history.
“The clear aim is for every visitor and every resident in Cornwall to have this comprehensive, free app on their mobile phones.
“The app is packed with instantly accessible information on anything and everything in the county, and also has an associated website.”
The new app is now live and will be followed in about ten weeks’ time with the launch of AppforDevon, following a franchise agreement just concluded with Westward M. S. Ltd of South Brent.
AppforCornwall has quickly attracted over 3,000 followers on Twitter.
You can find the app by searching for it on the app store on an iPhone or Google Play on Android devices.