Looking for a place to eat, shop or hang out in Lansing? You can now just check your phone.
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau
has launched a mobile application for iPhone or Blackberry that allows you to plan and map out your trip with a few thumb strikes.
GLCVB is the first in the state to offer such an application, said Tracy Padot, vice president of marketing communications.
The Greater Lansing app
offers many of the same search-and-find functions of the organizations website, including information about festivals, businesses, hotels and attractions. It will also feed into the bureau’s live Twitter
“It uses GPS technology,” Padot explains. “So let’s say you clicked on shopping. . . You would get [info about] shops near your location. You would get a photo and a description. And if you wanted to figure out how to get to them, you could map it out.”
The application is available as a free download from www.lansing.org
or from iTunes
An app for Droid
users should be available by fall.
Source: Tracy Padot, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
Writer: Louise Knott Ahern