Galveston group offers tourist-friendly app

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 3:02 PM

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — There's a new app for that — finding your way around tourist-popular Galveston on foot.

The Galveston Historical Foundation on Thursday launched a mobile application featuring maps, photos and information on upcoming events.

The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/1dZXEpW ) reported Friday that the free tool comes loaded with directions for a walking tour of downtown Galveston.

Marketing director Will Wright says the app is a natural step for the foundation, to catch up with what island visitors were already doing.

The application, which took six months to develop, will be able to send out alerts during events such as Dickens on The Strand and Galveston's historic homes tour.

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Online:

http://galvestonhistory.org/

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com

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