Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New app Waalkz helps tourists and locals better appreciate historic districts

A new iPhone app, Singapore Heritage Walking Tours, allows users to walk around Chinatown-Telok Ayer, Little India, The Arab Quarters-Kampong Glam, and Boat Quay and learn about the rich history of the area.

The app, which was developed by local company Waalkz, also has Augmented Reality features that will show points of interest along the walk. All content is stored on the device itself, which means that tourists can use this app without having to incur data roaming costs.

“We hope to bring the rich heritage that Singapore has to a wider audience through a medium that is
interactive, personal, and engaging,” said Sakina Dhilawala, co-founder of Waalkz.

The app is free but the walks have to be purchased in-app. The Little India walk is free while the others are available for US$1.99. The walks are available in English and Japanese. You can download the app here.


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