15 August 2012
Make the most of your time in the City of London this summer with free Visit the City app
Visit the City - a new app created by the City of London Corporation in partnership with Ramus Tong – is out now and free to download for android and iPhone. Tailored to your tastes and needs, the app creates an ‘itinerary’ of things to see and do in the City of London on a given day, at any time.
The ‘itinerary’ presents events and places in the City of London, as a set of three, which you can follow – keep a particular attraction - or swipe your screen for a completely new selection. There is a map to guide you through your itinerary, a favourite’s button to save itineraries, and even the weather forecast to make sure you don’t get caught out by the Great British weather. The app also provides real time travel information.
City of London Corporation Policy Chairman Mark Boleat said:
“There is so much to celebrate this summer – and so much to see and do. This app ensures those visiting the City of London can make the most of their time spent here and experience some of the amazing places and events in the City that are here for all of London’s communities to enjoy.”
Simon Shearston, Managing Partner of Ramus Tong, said:
“It has been a privilege to develop this with the City of London. A lot of travel apps present lists and lists of information, so we tried to organise it around broad interests, weighted into itineraries and support in a simple interface, for a great day out. I hope that people will discover interesting places and things to do that they may not have known about and enjoy the riches of the City.”
Notes to Editors
To download the app, search Visit the City or Ramus Tong, on Google Play or the Apple App Store or visit: Google Play
or Apple App Store
City of London Police app
The City of London Police have launched an app that shares real time information with the police and people in the City of London and is free to download. The app provides street level crime information, latest news from the City of London Police – including their twitter feed @CityPolice
- and useful information on how to be prepared in the event of an emergency. A key feature of the app helps the City of London Police to assess and monitor crowd density with users who agree to share their location. Contact the media team on 020 7601 2220
for more information.
About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archive; a range of education provision (including three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge); the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey; over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, which it oversees, donates more than £15m to charity annually.
About Ramus Tong
Ramus Tong is a small partnership of technology professionals and talented developers based in the UK. They have many years of combined experience at Microsoft and Apple, amongst other leading companies… and they all still code. The increased adoption of smart phones, tablets and the cloud has changed the game for technology strategies. Mobile consumer devices are powerful enough to perform many tasks traditionally served by the personal computer but in new, innovative ways. This is a new era in computing that requires a new approach to solving problems; that is bespoke, personal and mobile with enterprise integration capability. Ramus Tong has the right skills to discover, develop and exploit these opportunities.
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