The City Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, through the General Management of New Technologies, in collaboration with the Council of Tourism and the telecommunications company Orange, presented today Friday the 21st of February, the new smartphone App ‘LPA Visit’, a tool to have all the tourist information of the city.
The event was presented by the Councillor of Tourism, Pablo Barbero; the General Manager of New Technologies and Telecommunications, Miguel Quintanilla; and the Smart City Manager of Orange, Juan Luis Rizo, who informed about the collaboration agreement that will enable both institutions to develop other technologic solutions in the tourist environment.
This App, that will be available both for Android (Google Play) and iOS (Apple Store) devices gives availability, in a first phase, to have all the contents of the tourist website of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, www.LPAvisit.com offline (without internet signal), so that tourists can have the information without data connection.
LPA Visit contains information of interest over historical sites of the city, gastronomic references, accommodation, cultural offer and the events Schedule, along with other contents. In the first version, such information will be available both in English and Spanish.
This App have represented no cost whatsoever for the City Hall and it will be updated with new features in a second phase to offer the tourists a more complete and customised information.
The City Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Orange undersigned today a collaboration agreement that will enable both entities to work together on the design and development of innovative solutions in the ambit of tourism, based on the use of both fixed and mobile communications services.
These plans belong to the SmartCity strategy of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and will ease the start up of new services for smartphones and tablets, as well as the development of solutions and new services for the cruise tourism, one of the key elements of the Capital City that have re-launched the sector in the last two years.
With this agreement, Orange keeps its stake upon Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one of the first cities of Spain to deploy the 4G high-speed technology for mobiles. This collaboration also will enable to run new services taking advantage of the speed and quality of communications made possible by the 4G technology, both for locals and tourists.
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