11/17/2011 - Asheville brother-sister team to launch new smart phone app for exploring downtown
by Ashvegas Blog
Starting this month visitors and locals alike will have a new way to explore downtown Asheville with the Asheville Art Adventure powered by Fingo Adventures' new iPhone app. Part navigation, part tour guide and part scavenger hunt, the Asheville Art Adventure will feature all 30 Urban Trail stops and all 6 city supported pieces of public art.
Using the Asheville Art Adventure app, visitors will be able to identify urban trail stops, navigate to the stops and then access historical information, local trivia and archival photos. Following the lead of many popular location-based applications like Gowalla and Foursquare, adventurers will also earn reward badges and coins that can be shared with their friends via Facebook.
Fingo Adventures is also working with local businesses and organizations to provide users of the app exclusive special offers to drive more traffic to local merchants.
"Our goals for the Asheville Art Adventure are to elevate the profile of Asheville's artist community and cultural history, get more people exploring Asheville and have them support the local economy by shopping and eating at local businesses." explains co-founder Brian Turner.
The Asheville Art Adventure app will be available for download from the iTunes store beginning November 22, 2011, and will be offered free for a limited time so everyone in the region will have a chance to explore before it becomes a paid app.
Fingo Adventures was founded by the local Asheville brother-sister team of Brian Turner and Robin Turner Oswald to provide custom wayfinding and navigation tools, tours, and interactive adventures to popular vacation and travel destinations. For more information visit www.GoFingo.com.