Traveling and exploring Iloilo is made easy with the release of the Iloilo Guide mobile phone application.
Iloilo Guide, a mobile application for phones and tablets, can serve as portable reference of tourists visiting Iloilo.
The guide is part of the nationwide Digital Tourism program of Cebu-based new media startup InnoPub Media and the country’s telecommunications leader Smart Communications, Inc.
It is supported by the Department of Tourism-Western Visayas, the Iloilo City Government and the Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air.
Max Limpag, Co-Founder of InnoPub Media, said the program uses technology to enhance tourism which are two things the Philippines is known for.
Iloilo Guide provides tourists with information about Iloilo and tips on places to visit during their trip. It also contains a guide on food visitors should try. The app also contains a directory of DOT-accredited tour guides and tour operators. It also contains a listing of important government offices, hospitals and emergency units like the police and fire departments.
Limpag said that many places mentioned and listed in the guide have a “check location” link that, when pressed, uses the gadget’s GPS to check where the tourist is and show her where the tourism spot is located and provide a suggested route to get there.
The Iloilo Guide will be actively updated in the coming months to include more information to help tourists make the most of their visit in Iloilo. (PIA)
Those using other devices like iPhones, iPads or BlackBerry devices can use the mobile web version of the guide at http://iloilo.myguide.ph.