Ole Bergen, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Ole made a visualisation of the MobiTourist app:
At first one should choose a country of interest which leads to a Google map. A user can choose among different categories: accommodation, food, sightseeing, events, activities, shopping, etc. By clicking on desirable option the user gets information about it and can even see the distance to that object. In case of events calendar is used instead of the distance indicator showing when the particular event takes place.
When the project is finished the application can be downloaded without costs. However, someone has to maintain it. Ole underlined that it has been hard to get tourist entrepreneurs to understand the possibilities the apps will give to them. But those E- teams who have been active and saw different possibilities have also been really positive.