May 20 2013 Latest news:
Simon Bull, London24 editor
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
London24 today proudly launches a fantastic new FREE app offering the ultimate mobile city guide combining more than 30 specialist mini-apps in one place.
Location-based, real-time and really useful - our app contains a wealth of information at your fingertips whenever you need it.
Archant, publisher of London24.com, has partnered with MyCityWay to provide this discovery tool which will help locals, tourists and business travellers alike.
The mini-apps within MyCityWayLondon24 lets you check up-to-the minute traffic feeds with live camera images of London's busiest road intersections.
You can also locate the nearest parking spot, or simply find a list of the places nearby where you can get a coffee.
Within the app, you can find out what's showing at the nearest cinema, discover concerts or special events, go shopping nearby and connect with others to share tips about places and events.
Not only can you find things on your doorstep you never knew existed, you will also never get stuck again if you're in a part of London you're unfamiliar with and looking for the nearest cashpoint, wireless hotspot or place to grab something to eat.
Paul Hood, digital director for Archant London, said: "We are very excited to be able to offer a free-of-charge urban discovery tool, enabling residents, tourists and business travellers to navigate, explore and enjoy London in unprecedented ways.
"It is a natural extension of our London24 digital brand and the Archant core mission to serve London residents, commuters and tourists with helpful and relevant information."
Go to the Apple iTunes App Store to download the FREE app for your iPhone.
The London24 app explained:
What is the MyCityWayLondon24 app?
The MyCityWayLondon24 mobile application is a real-time, location-based city guide. It is a discovery tool for London information based on the users location and purpose.
What does the MyCityWayLondon24 app do?
As the ultimate urban discovery tool, the MyCityWayLondon24 app can help you to:
- Check up-to-the minute traffic feeds with live camera images
- Locate the nearest wireless hotspot
- Purchase movie, concert, or special event tickets
- Discover the nearest place to buy a coffee or something to eat
- Search local restaurants that meet your specific needs, e.g. kid-friendly, outdoor seating etc
- Go shopping nearby
- Plan your weekend with a touch of a button
- Find the perfect parking spot
- Connect with others to share tips about places and events
- Find what you never knew existed on your doorstep
- ... and much more.
How does the MyCityWayLondon24 app work?
The MyCityWayLondon24 app is a selection of specialist mini-apps which are chock-full of information to help you find whatever you are looking for where you are.
The MyCityWayLondon24 app processes and curates data from various places, and then presents it to you in a simple, easy-to-use way. All the information that you need is never more than four clicks away.
Can you give me an example of how the London24 app will help me?
You can find the nearest coffee shop to you in under five seconds. The MyCityWayLondon24 app will instantly present a list of coffee shops near you, complete with addresses, phone numbers and photos of the premises (where available), as well as providing directions and a map showing you how to get to it from where you are.
Where can I find out more?