Swansea iPhone App
Our first ever Mobile Phone & Tablet App we designed went live today on the Apple iTunes App Store.
It’s called ‘Swansea’ and it is a Travel & Tourism App that helps users discover Swansea and it’s surrounding areas (Swansea is located in NSW, Australia).
The App was commissioned by the Swansea Business Chamber and is used to help promote Chamber Members as well as encourage the growth of Swansea and it’s surrounding areas.
We originally designed the Swansea Business Chambers website, so it was a natural fit to extend this to an iPhone & iPad App .
The Swansea App features local beaches, attractions, business directory, news & events relevant to the picturesque surrounds of Swansea.
The core functionality is based around Google Maps where discovered location points are located on a google map featuring business name and contact phone number. Hence the App is intended to assist the local or visitor to learn more about there surroundings in a mobile format.
The Apps functionality feeds from a database connected to the Swansea Business Chamber website, which means that when the website is updated so is the App Data. This is especially important for the locations and contact details for the business directory & the News and Events feeds.
Other App directory inclusions are;
- Locations of Beaches & Boat Ramps
- Locations of Clubs & Pubs
- Locations of Cafes’ & Restaurants
- Locations of Retail Outlets
- Location of Transport
- Locations of Walks & Rides
- A Photo Gallery of Attractions
- Links to the Business Chamber Website and Facebook page
As this is our first ever App project we have been quite conservative in the scope of the project, however in newer versions and updates to the App we hope to implement more innovative features such as;
- Bridge Opening Push Notifications
- Beach & Fishing Web Cam Feeds
- Adding web site addresses to business balloons located from the Google maps
- Swansea weather information
If you’ve got any other ideas for future improvements, drop us a comment.
psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.
Daniel has completed over 2000 design projects consisting of branding, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.
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