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  • South Korean capital launches travel app

    2011-01-03

    Helping travelers navigate the South Korean capital, Seoul, tourism officials have recently launched a new version of the mobile application "iTour," which is available on the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

    This travel app offers tourists a free and convenient tool for finding their way around the city. It is currently available in Korean and English languages, but the program's developers are working on a newer edition that will integrate information in Japanese and Chinese.

    Much of the app is focused on the GPS function of the iPhone, so a wireless network is required for certain features on the iPad and iPod, such as the use of the GPS for a navigational tool while traveling to the chosen attraction. Internet access is not required for hotel, restaurant and activity recommendations, although it would help the program pinpoint the venues closest to a user's current location.

    The app also includes important contact information for emergency and tourist information centers.

    Many cities around the world are introducing digital applications for mobile devices in an effort to help travelers easily find their way to popular tourist attractions.

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