Using GPS and an interactive map, it can show users how to get to businesses, restaurants, attractions, hotels, entertainment and more from wherever they might be. Once a calendar of events is added in the near future this becomes the sort of super guide to whatever one is looking for, including information such as phone numbers.
Those familiar with smartphone apps know similar tools already exist that work no matter where in the country/world one might be. One assumes, since the other programs already do it, that finding government offices/services, hospitals and similar are a part of this. This one, obviously, gets to include local boosterism and sales pitches.
Along those lines, does the visitors bureau know that there exist, and perhaps could also be incorporated, applications that reveal where police like to set up their radar? Where the “hot spots” for criminal activity in a community are to be found? (To see Rome’s, go to www.crimemapping.com/map.aspx?aid=129d3e80-a32f-449c-9967-00ea5aa2d6fb).
Making such a free service helpful to this degree might really make it a valuable “personal assistant” for both Romans and their visitors.