Local web design and marketing company Blue Kaboom
has launched the Butler County mobile app, a first of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati area.
The application, developed for the Butler County Visitor's Bureau
, features news, events, local attractions around the county (like EnterTRAINment Junction, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum and Wake Nation) and hotels and restaurants.
Blue Kaboom, in Clifton, created the app in partnership with Discover Anywhere Mobile
, a Canadian-based company that specializes in mobile web applications for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
"When Butler County approached us with this idea we felt they were really on to something. There are a lot of Web apps out there right now, but we knew we had a unique opportunity to set ourselves apart and create a functional one that people would find useful in their everyday lives," said Blue Kaboom president Troy Henson.
The Butler County Visitor's Bureau has embraced Web 2.0. Blue Kaboom recently redesigned its website
. The BVB also is on Twitter
"Butler County Visitor's Bureau always looks to reach its visitors and the community in every way possible. They decided one way to do this was to keep abreast of the new communication technologies available, including mobile communications," Henson said.
The free app can be downloaded for the iphone at iTunes here
. You can browse the application by web or download the Blackberry application here
"This easy to navigate Web app will help residents and visitors easily find the information they need to explore Butler County. Maybe it will even help long time residents discover some hidden gems in Butler County that they never even knew about," Henson said.
Blue Kaboom also creates websites that are compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android and other mobile devices.
Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Troy Henson, President, Blue Kaboom
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