South Dublin County Council signs contract to develop heritage trail app for Clondalkin

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South Dublin County Council has signed a contract to develop a heritage trail mobile App for Clondalkin Village. The idea for the App came from the 300K – Have Your Say, participatory budgeting initiative run in Clondakin, Newcastle and Rathcoole last year where members of the public were asked to suggest funding ideas and then vote on a short list of agreed projects. The Self-Guided Walk Historical Trail of Clondalkin App is an amalgamation of five proposals, which included an app, information signage and audio tour of the Clondalkin Village Heritage Trail.

 

 

“The most efficient and beneficial way of delivering the suggestions for Clondalkin was to introduce a downloadable app which will be compatible with all mobile devices and tablets”, said Frank Nevin, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development. “As apps are a major part of most people’s lives, the objective is to create a fun, exciting and engaging app to not only showcase Clondalkin’s wonderful heritage, but to also make it an engaging experience for users of all ages. The app will also integrate with Dublin’s Outdoors to highlight weekly events, tours and businesses in the area.”

 

 

After a tender and evaluation process, the Council chose MobaNode Ltd to deliver the mobile heritage trail app for Clondalkin Village.

 

 

Shane Mc Allister, Founder of MobaNode with Frank Nevin, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development, South Dublin County Council at the signing of the contract to develop a heritage trail app for Clondalkin.

 

MobaNode will deliver a fully interactive, user friendly and user immersive heritage trail app available in multiple languages to highlight the wonderful history and heritage of Clondalkin Village whilst increasing the footfall in the area from both national and international tourists. The app will have a map of Clondalkin, and the heritage locations integrated within the app so no data will be used by any user which is essential for international visitors. It will also draw more attention to The Round Tower Visitor Centre as it will be a focal point of the trail.

 

 

Shane Mc Allister, Founder of MobaNode said “We were delighted to be chosen for this exciting project with South Dublin County Council. MobaNode have worked on many tourism apps since 2009 and an App for the Clondalkin Heritage Trail is an ideal use of mobile technology. Nowadays phones are the media of choice for consuming content and learning new information. A mobile tourism app can greatly expand on the capabilities of the phone, for example using GPS to know where you are and to guide you, the camera to share your experiences and audio to enhance the details, which combined, makes the experience much more immersive, engaging and real, helping to bring historical sites to life.”

 

 

It is anticipated that heritage trail app for Clondalkin Village will be available for download to mobile devices within the next few months.

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