New Application "Malaga Costa del Sol": A free tourist guide of the 101 municipalities of the province of Malaga (Spain).
This free application is conducted jointly by the Malaga County Council and the Orange company. The App is based in the georeferencing and identifies, after cataloging, each and every one of the tourist Points of Interest (over 2,000 POI) existing in the 101 municipalities in the province of Malaga. It will lead users village by village, street by street, showing churches, fountains, square, monuments, museums, or telling stories and legends. Watch a video, listen to an audio guide, send an email to the local tourist Information Office, make a phone call to a museum for its schedule, share experiences on Facebook or Twitter, or find directions are some of the possibilities offered by this technology, embodied in a downloadable application for phones with Apple's operating system.
The application is multilingual (English, Spanish, French and German).
This free application needs necessarily of the Layar program to run.
Access to information is through an interface that enables augmented reality overlay on the image captured by a phone camera, geolocating information of tourist attractions nearby. Each POI will appear as an image that is added to the actual image that the user is currently viewing, so that the user can use the solution as a radar and forward 360º for guidance on where to find the POI and how far are about their position.
Detailed information on each of these points of tourist interest is available on www.malaga.es/turismo