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Discover MyAberdeen – a new App for the Granite City

A new free app, called MyAberdeen, is launched today (2 October  2013) to assist visitors and locals alike who wish to find out more about the Granite City and its many attractions. The app is available on both the iPhone and Android bringing the city and all its facilities to hand so it’s easy to find the right event, restaurant, hotel or taxi service at the touch of a button. 

The app has nine informative sections – including accommodation, activities and attractions, food and drink, what’s on, promotions and deals, shopping, services, special events and travel.  Personalising the homepage is possible – four sections will appear on the homepage by default, but individuals can prioritise different sections according to what matters to them.  For example, a visitor may prioritise different sections to a local who knows more about the city.  Users can also personalise the app’s colour scheme and text so the MyAberdeen app suits their personal tastes.

The app is designed to be a practical guide to Aberdeen with the different sections enabling users to find establishments in close proximity to where they are. For example restaurants can be viewed as a list view or on a map, users can call a venue or email through the app, and it’s possible to ‘favourite’ a restaurant so you can easily locate it online and refer to it a later date. 

Nikki Morris, Marketing Services Manager of VisitAberdeen is very satisfied with the end result, “With so much information about what to see and do, where to eat and drink and places to stay in the area, as well as how to navigate round Aberdeen and save money though our exclusive promotions and deals, the app’s a great asset whether for a lone business traveller, a young family, a romantic couple, or a local Aberdonian looking for something to do at the weekend.   Even those who know Aberdeen exceptionally well will find something new to do in the latest events or can plan an inspiring day out.”

Neil Cooney from Aberdeen Inspired commented, “We are excited about the MyAberdeen app and would encourage businesses to ensure their information is up-to-date”.

Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam said: “MyAberdeen is a really handy, portable tool which will be extremely useful to business and leisure visitors to the city, as well as those who live here, and the new influx of students arriving in Aberdeen. I’m sure it will prove very popular as it helps folk keep up to date with what the city has to offer.

An offline version is currently being developed to complement the online offering, to save on 3G usage. To access the app without scanning a QR code simply enter MyAberdeen into the search engine of the smartphone app store.

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