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The Norfolk Broads in the palm of your hands

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Our client has launched an exciting new travel app to help tourists navigate their way around the Norfolk Broads and plan fun family days out.

TNorfolk Broadshe Norfolk Broads app is the only one in the UK to feature a clear, interactive map of the county’s famous waterways.

Detecting your current location via 3G, WiFi & GPS, the app will help the Norfolk Broads’ seven million annual visitors search for attractions and mooring spots close to their accommodation.

Packed full of features to help families get the most out of their stay, the app includes:

• Biking routes and walking trails • Personalised searches for the best hotels, pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions  and boat hire • Family, pet and wheelchair friendly searches • Live web cameras of famous landmarks and tourist attractions including Cromer Pier and Wroxham Bridge • Parking and boat mooring spots • GPS location tracking – regardless of phone signal*

Ross Clabburn, director of tourism business NorfolkBroads.com, who developed the app, believes it is the 21st century’s answer to Tourist Information Centres:

“The Norfolk Broads has so much to offer and explore so we wanted to create an app that gives visitors easy access to information on the go, essentially a tourist information centre in the palm of your hands.

“In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a dramatic jump in the number of people viewing our tourism website, NorfolkBroads.com, on mobile devices with around 20 per cent of visitors accessing information that way. So we wanted to make their holiday experience even better.

“We’re really excited to launch The Norfolk Broads app and hope it gives visitors some great ideas for their trip and helps them make the most out of their time in this beautiful region.”

The app also works offline so can still be used if phone signal is temporarily lost.

Bruce Hansen, tourism officer for The Broads Authority says: “The new app will really open up the Broads for our visitors. It will be particularly valuable in the large areas where broadband signals are limited or non-existent.”

Download The Norfolk Broads app (developed by Innershed) from the App store for 69p.

Find them on Twitter @TheBroadsApp.

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