FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY LAUNCHES FREE TRAVEL APP
Available for iPhone, iTouch, and BlackBerry devices
Finger Lakes Wine Country, NY (August 30, 2010) – Finger Lakes Wine Country, in partnership with Discovery Anywhere Mobile, proudly announces the launch of the free travel application (app) for iPhone, iTouch, and BlackBerry. The travel app allows users to have information on wineries, attractions, restaurants, accommodations, and events in Finger Lakes Wine Country while also sharing their trip on social media. The app is one of the first in the travel industry to incorporate Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, into the trip sharing process.
The Finger Lakes Wine Country app places the user in driver seat to plan the perfect Wine Country getaway. To plan a wine country trip on-the-fly or in advance, the app’s interactive, location-aware capability features hundreds of continually updated listings. One user shared his thoughts: “Really slick app for exploring the possibilities of a FLX getaway. Love the AR feature – shows me what lies in store no matter which direction I’m headed. Great interface – smooth and simple with lots of info.”
The user can plan an escape to indulge in wine tours, peaceful views and unique experiences by searching through hundreds of activity listings. The user can read, write and share reviews for hundreds of accommodations, restaurants, wineries, and events. See what’s nearby with location-aware listings. Call accommodation providers, wineries, and restaurants with a single (iPhone) tap. The user can share experiences while on the go and read others’ reviews with live Twitter updates. With the live interactive map the user can drive off the beaten path and discover hidden treasures. With this app, the options are endless and the opportunities are great for the user to build an on-the-fly Wine Country getaway that will fit every personality.
To download the free app visit www.FLWC.mobi.
Discover Anywhere Mobile creates iPhone, BlackBerry and mobile web applications for travel and shopping. To find out more about Discover Anywhere Mobile visit www.discoveranywheremobile.com.
Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association is a private/public regional tourism marketing association supported annually by the: Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Yates County, Yates County Chamber of Commerce, Corning Enterprises, The Corning Museum of Glass, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Watkins Glen International, Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, Best Western Vineyard Inn, Premier Properties, Holiday Inn Elmira, Holiday Inn Horseheads, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars, Rooster Hill Vineyards, Fox Run Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Shaw Vineyard, Lucas Vineyards, Hunt Country Vineyards, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Staybridge Suites, and the Arnot Mall.
View the app's screen shot photos.
Watch the short video overview of the app.