Discount Card, What’s On and Town Trail for AberApp
The busy university tourist town of Aberystwyth now has its own mobile app. The AberApp has been put together by Advancing Aberystwyth Ar Y Blaen, a business led organisation set up to manage the Business Improvement District for Aberystwyth.
The app appeals to everyone – tourists, locals and students alike as it offers a variety of engaging content including cultural, business, tourist and recreational information. Visitors for example, are encouraged to download the app before their visit to the town, to help plan their itinerary. They can then use it again during their stay to find things to do, take a historical trail and get discounts in local shops and restaurants.
All app content is GPS driven, so content is displayed in order of location, with the nearest information being most prominent. No matter where a users is in the town, they can easily find ‘what’s nearby’. The app includes;
- Discount Card for local shops
- Places to Shop/eat/visit/stay listed by location
- Town Historical Trail (using GPS positioning)
- Women’s Heritage Trail (using GPS positioning)
- GPS & iBeacon Pub Quiz
- Events Calendar
- Themed ‘Virtual Postcards’
- Collection of 360° Panorama Photos
- Photo Gallery
- Before/After Historical Photos
Discount Card & What’s On Calendar
Aber has some amazing shops – from high-street favourites to quirky boutiques – and the app can be used to get money off in some of the best shops and restaurants. To get the digital card, visitors/residents/students simply need to install the app on their smartphone or tablet, then show the digital card to any participating stores. Users can also keep up-to-date on local events by using the ‘What’s On’ calendar, and allowing notifications on forthcoming events.
Heritage Trails & Virtual Tour
The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play and all app content is visible from any location, so you can discover Aber from wherever you are! Find out more about the app on the Advancing Aberystwyth tourism website.