February, 2, 2010
Vancouver Convention Centre.
Incentive-travel groups and meeting planners visiting Vancouver can download a free application for their smart phones that puts a complete guide to the city in the palm of their hand.
Introduced by Tourism Vancouver, the application, named CitySmart, is an interactive tourist and sporting-event mobile application providing live, updated tourist and event information.
It also includes an advanced GPS system, providing detailed street navigation and breaking news on traffic situations.
Users will receive live, text-message updates notifying them of points of interest, weather reports, traffic alerts and news flashes.
In addition, the app will also provide transit-planning and emergency service contacts, along with visitor centre locations.
CitySmart is compatible with smartphones running on Windows and Android (Google) platforms (with a BlackBerry version due at month-end and an iPhone version in development).
It can also be downloaded onto a PC and is compatible with existing PC software.
To download City Smart free of charge, visit their site