Civic Resource Group and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism Launch New App on iTunes

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA: With an aim to deliver a mobile solution that provides instant navigation of data, Civic Resource Group (CRG) and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism has introduced a new app “VisitPalmSpringson iTunes, which will provide all the necessary information on the City of Palm Springs in a mobile device.

The collaboration supports Travel and Tourism, as well as Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility in the city of Palm Springs. The app provides up-to-date, useful information on where to stay, play, dine, and shop so the locals and tourists can take advantage of everything the place has to offer. It provides all relevant and required information that the tourists will be looking for.

“Today’s mobile citizens not only desire but, require just about everything on the go. “VisitPalmSprings” connects citizens and tourists with a growing base of public services and local business offerings, all in real time and on any device. It is a major step toward the goal of Palm Springs becoming a true ‘Smart City’,” says Gregory G Curtin, Founder and CEO, CRG.

VisitPalmSprings includes key functional features covering the latest information for those looking for what to do and how to get around the city using public transportation in Palm Springs. Users will be able to find accommodations, events, dining, attractions; get exclusive access to local deals; use bookmarks to help plan a journey. The app includes interactive maps & compass view. Users can virtually “move” to another location to see what’s waiting for them at the next point of interest. The app also includes Augmented Reality features such as geospatial search, pointing, and pointing- enabled search. The app works offline - meaning no surprise roaming/data charges for the users. The City’s newest addition, the BUZZ Trolley, shows real-time route information.

“This newly redesigned VisitPalmSprings app means visitors around the globe have an easy, modern way to navigate travel planning with the swipe of the finger,” says Mary Jo Ginther, Director, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “In addition to finding places to stay, play, dine and shop in Palm Springs, visitors will be able to download maps before their visit, access those maps to guide them around the city, and bookmark and share favorite places and activities. Once in Palm Springs, users can find places close to them, and access BUZZ Trolley routes in real time.”