Halberstadt App - Integrated app for iOS, Android and other mobile devices
Topic of the practice
A city app on the availability of tourism, enterprises and public services
Good Practice Information
The Halberstadt App is a good example of how existing information of the availability of tourism, enterprises and public services in a city can be combined and made easily available through new ICT services, in this case a city app.
The Halberstadt App a mobile web- and app-based information portal for the city of Halberstadt, Germany. The App is based on the already existing information of the city webpage with a focus on tourism, enterprises and public services. There is active advertisement of information concerning the app on social media platforms (facebook, twitter, google+, xing).
The present demands of tourists, investors and citizens for mobile information services led to the thought of combining already existing internet information offers of the community and new ICT (mobile service). In order to avoid unnecessary new editorial efforts, all information where united in a city-app. Therefore, all target groups can be provided with an integrated mobile information service, no matter what device they are using.
Evidence of success
So far there has been very positive response to the app at national tourism fairs. Also ratings of the app in the respective stores show the high quality of content and programming as well as design.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Thomas Rimpler – Head of the Entrepreneur Office
City of Halberstadt
Annex completed on: 08-23-2012