A presentation on mobile tourism application, referred to as Discover Perak was held at the Perak Secretariat Building recently. The presentation was done by Ho Hsieh Hsiung, K-Perak Incorporated Head of IT services. Executive Councillor for Tourism, Dato’ Hamidah Osman was in attendance.
Discover Perak is a software designed for tourists to discover events, foods, historical and cultural places. It uses an application known as “augmented reality” where information is displayed in real time with the integration of Google maps to enable tourists be guided to their destinations.
Discover Perak, said Dato’ Hamidah, is set to be an effective marketing and promotional tool for tourism in Perak. The software is available for free and can be downloaded into Android phones. The official launch is expected to be held on September 16, in conjunction with Malaysia Day.
Hamidah urged hoteliers, restaurateurs and all those in the hospitality industry to send their details via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for compilation. Tourism Perak will be the first to use the application.