Visit Maramureş App is a tourism application managed by Maramures County Council, for promoting the area of Maramures County, Romania.
The Application is intended for both tourists and residents, providing information on the most attractive points of interest and events in the area, services (accommodation, restaurants, bars, events, and tourism information offices).
Visit Maramureş is an interactive and bilingual application (Romanian and English) that facilitates the access for a wider palette of users, by indicating the position of the user and the possibility to guide him through the routing function.
The visitors have the opportunity to call directly from the application and send email or access a webpage. The application works primarily online, but it has also the ability to function partially offline through the cache that is stored in the phone after a first access.
The Application has the following structure: sights, restaurants and bars, accommodation, culture and leisure, tourism information, events calendar, wooden churches, Green Road, off-line map of Maramureş. Each of the nine modules is running online, but also with the ability to operate offline, by keeping the cache after a first access. The entire application is designed to support the tourists in Maramureş.
The “Tourism Objectives” tile includes monuments, historical buildings, archeology and churches.
The Information provided in the tile “Restaurants and Bars” refers to restaurants, bars, cafes and fast foods located in Maramureş County.
“Accommodation” is a tile comprising listing of hotels, pensions, motels and cottages, while “Culture and leisure” tile provides information about the museums, sports, clubs and cinemas. In the “Tourist Information” section, tourists can find out details about tourism information offices and local agencies. The “Events Calendar” tile provides the list of events organized in Maramureş County.
The “Wooden Churches” tile features the list of wooden churches in Maramureş, including the project ”Wooden Churches Circuit of Northern Transylvania” implemented by the Maramures County Council, which was awarded the EDEN Excellence Award within the Romanian Tourism Gala 2016.
The “Green Road” is an exclusive online module, aimed at displaying the 88 km route where the cars access is not allowed connecting seven traditional villages.
Along the route there are signs and information about sights such as Rooster Crest Reserve, Crăiasca Forest, Morărenilor Lake, the Rivers of Hoteni, Big Peatland, Tartar Gorge, Fir Tree Meadow, etc. The “Map of Maramureş” section presents the map of Maramureş County in jpeg format, including the main sights. This can serve as a genuine guidance tool in areas where mobile data transfer is not possible. This module also provides the possibility, when the user has access to mobile data, to find an address using the Google Maps engine.
The Visit Maramureş App is available on the Android platform and can be downloaded from Google Play, and for the iOS platform it can be downloaded from the App Store.
(From the special edition of TB 86 – „ENJOY TRANSYLVANIA!” – May/June 2019)