Friday, October 18, 2013
Travel App Helps Foreigners Find Their Way In Toyama
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Travel guide publisher Shobunsha Publications Inc. (9475) has started offering an English-language app that provides sightseeing information in Toyama Prefecture.
If overseas tourists download the app in their countries, they can use the service without communication costs, the company says.
Users of the Mapple-Link app can store the map and information on Toyama attractions in their smartphones. The GPS-enabled software will help them identify and locate restaurants and points of interest.
Shobunsha plans to offer guides for other destinations and in additional languages.
(The Nikkei Business Daily, Oct. 18 edition)