Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lancaster County Offers New Smartphone App

Joining the app craze, the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled a free Lancaster County Exploration Guide app for travelers’ smartphones, to enhance their visit while in the area with geo-located listings, nearby coupons, pre-set touring routes, and more.

The app is specifically designed to help visitors find the great experiences, good deals, and hidden gems that are all around them while they’re visiting Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Each of the hundreds of attraction, lodging, shopping, and dining properties in the app contains concise descriptions, photos, maps, directions, and other pertinent details.

With a free download of the app from the iTunes App Store or the Android Market, smartphone users traveling about Lancaster County will be able to:

  • Find nearby attractions, dining, shopping, and lodging, along with relevant driving directions.
  • Search an events calendar by proximity, time, or categories like Family Fun or After Five.
  • Sort coupons and offers by type or distance from the user.
  • Utilize an interactive map that pinpoints nearby properties, coupons, and events.
  • Review sample itineraries, for nearby stops while traveling ‘round the county.
  • Access a direct line to the Visitors Center information desk.

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