Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Bermuda Travel Guide Phone Application


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  • Exciting attractions and tours right across the island
  • GPS in the phone leads you right to where you want to go
  • Top attractions in Bermuda, including parks, historical, cultural and theme venues
  • Hotels, restaurants and clubs
  • Public transportation pick-up and information: bus and ferry schedules
  • Easily locate emergency resources
  • Find out what’s happening, where to go, what to do at the touch of the button
  • Information is available anytime & anywhere via 3G network or Wi-Fi!

Easy to follow directions guide you to your destination in the shortest possible time for an enhanced visitor experience. The FREE “Go Explore Bermuda” mobile phone application acts as one’s own personal interactive tour guide. 


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Bermudian creates tourist app for St Lucia | Royalgazett


Tourists can now “Go Explore” St Lucia - with the help of Bermuda.
Bermudian-owned company Ultra Concepts Group has teamed up with Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Tourism to provide the official mobile guide for Saint Lucian visitors called Go Explore Saint Lucia.
UCG is the company behind the Go Explore Bermuda app for iPhones and Android devices to locate the best attractions, restaurants, hotels and beaches around the Island.
It won the Technology Innovation Award for the Best Local Mobile Application at Bermuda’s annual Tech Awards 2011.
UCG sales & development manager Michael Brangman said the Go Explore Saint Lucia is a free mobile phone application that helps tourists navigate around Saint Lucia and is “poised to revolutionise the visitor experience in Saint Lucia”.
He said the company planned on expanding Go Explore to other countries in the Caribbean.
UCG’s Saint Lucia marketing manager Donna Louis said the app will suit today’s “well-connected traveller”.
“By providing the ability to navigate more easily and safely in an unfamiliar environment and to look for services and sites of interest this application has proven its potential by providing value to tourism,” she said.
She added the app can be used “to level the playing field somewhat in that small and medium sized businesses with small budgets can be accessed by tourist just as easily as those companies with big advertising budgets...Most importantly, Go Explore Saint Lucia has created jobs for Saint Lucians and as such provides the total package focusing on both tourism development and increasing employment.”
UCG said another important feature is the generation of statistics.
“Go Explore is able to provide businesses with information such as how many people are using the app, how many have viewed their listing and even their location when accessing the app,” UCG said. “With such a robust application, Go Explore is an excellent way for businesses to target their customers. Businesses are able to tailor their marketing programmes specifically to their target markets ensuring their budgets are well spent.”
UCG is headed by Dr Kyjuan H Brown, and Hilgrove Gordan and has offices in Devonshire and St Lucia.
Watch St Lucia’s announcement at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCPSZ3Yu95I&feature=youtu.be

Bermuda’s UCG Launches New St. Lucian App

Bermuda’s Ultra Concepts Group of Companies Ltd. [UCG] has teamed up with Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and Tourist Board to provide the official mobile guide for Saint Lucian visitors called “Go Explore Saint Lucia.”

Go Explore Saint Lucia” is a free location-based, multimedia, mobile phone application that helps tourists navigate around Saint Lucia.
UCG Saint Lucia’s marketing and business development manager M. Donna Louis said the “Go Explore Saint Lucia” is beneficial to tourism by taking into consideration the demands of the well-connected traveler thereby providing an enhanced tourist experience.
By providing the ability to navigate more easily and safely in an unfamiliar environment and to look for services and sites of interest this application has proven its potential by providing value to tourism. This in effect will stimulate the economy as Go Explore Saint Lucia can be utilized to improve accessibility, information and service provision.
Ms Louis goes on to say that it can therefore clearly be used to level the playing field somewhat in that small and medium sized businesses with small budgets can be accessed by tourist just as easily as those companies with big advertising budgets. All one needs is a presence on the application.
Most importantly, she added, “Go Explore Saint Lucia” has created jobs for Saint Lucians and as such provides the total package focusing on both tourism development and increasing employment.
Apart from the multimedia integration and point to point direction, another important feature is the generation of statistics, said Ms Lewis. “Go Explore …” is able to provide businesses with information such as how many people are using the app, how many have viewed their listing and even their location when accessing the app.

Recipe for success? There's an app for that | Go Explore Bermuda | Best Mobile Application


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31: You are probably more familiar with the Ultra Concepts Group of Companies than you think.
If you have used Cheapskate Bermuda website to print a money-saving coupon, you have used an UCG company.
If you have downloaded the Go Explore Tourism app for your mobile device, you have used a company in the UCG family.
It would be easy to drive past the building UCG is nestled in along North Shore and not notice they are there, but the company is pushing ahead when others in this economy are retreating.
Located across the parking lot from SeaView Fitness Centre, UCG has eight employees.
Its umbrella companies include: New Atlantic Media, Cheapskate Bermuda, Go Explore Bermuda, UCG Business, Ideal Solutions, Go Explore St Lucia.
Alex Dill, project coordinator for New-Atlantic Media, said the location, is still close to Hamilton and has space for customers to park.
Mr Dill said: “It’s funny, but it’s quicker and easier for people to come here than travel across town.”
Michael Brangman, business development associate, said the companies under the UCG umbrella can handle a variety of business.
“One of the main things UCG business does, is we manage other companies. We manage their payrolls, their call centres, we can do their marketing. We can do all the departments that are in a large organization for a small company, that they can’t really have.
“As a result we can save them up to 50 per cent, if they had to go and do this themselves.”
The company has garnered attention this year with the launch of its Go Explore Bermuda app.
It held many meetings and parties with the Department of Tourism, St George’s and WEDCO to help get the word out.
Mr Brangman said: “We’ve met with all the major tourism players and they love the application.”
Go Explore Bermuda is mobile app that lists tourist attractions and businesses.
Mr Brangman said both “tourists and locals alike can download for free and allows them to navigate the island. This is a revolutionary concept, which really hasn’t been used in Bermuda. It’s used all over North America and the rest of the world, so why not bring it to Bermuda so we can bring it to our guests?
“We believe it will become an integral part of promoting the island that aren’t really visible to tourists, but with this application they can find out about them, learn how to get there and patronize them.
“Everyone benefits ultimately.

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“This is also great for expats when they first come to the island and this will help them get around and allow them to get adjusted to island.
Mr Brangman said while the app is free UCG makes money by allowing businesses to be put into the information database on the app.
“They can have a photo or a video or audio for their business. They can put their phone number, which can be dialled directly through the application. There are Twitter and Facebook links as well, which is done directly through the business.”
He said part of the appeal of the apps for businesses is if they want to have a special or they need to change their information, it can be done in five to 10 minutes and be visible to people using the Go Explore Bermuda app.
Cheapskate Bermuda is one of a handful of websites in Bermuda including bermuda.com/deals and bermydeals.bm, that are reaching out to customers for retailers.

Go Explore launches new Bermuda app | Royalgazette

Bermuda-based Go Explore has announced the launch of a new iPhone and Android mobile application to locate the best attractions, restaurants, hotels and beaches around the Island.
The free Go Explore Bermuda app, which was developed and built by BarZ Adventures Inc, is a location based multimedia electronic tour guide system compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Droid Smartphone operating systems.
“This new generation of tourists expect information to be available on-demand and in the palm of their hand,” said Michael Brangman, sales and development manager for Ultra Concepts Group (UCG), of which Go Explore is part. “This is the first of its kind to enter the market and we believe it will significantly contribute to the economic well being of Bermudian businesses while enhancing Bermuda’s tourism product.”
Visitors can access local events, discounts and general information such as bus and ferry schedules. Additionally, they can explore Bermuda with video and audio tours, photos, and GPS navigation. Meanwhile easy to follow directions guide users to their destination in the quickest time.
For more information visit the Go Explore website at www.GoExploreBermuda.com

Friday, 28 October 2011

Go Explore Bermuda Voted Best Local Mobile Application in 2011 despite facing stiff competition

CONTACT: Michael Brangman, Sales & Development Manager for the Ultra Concepts Group    1.441.293.2455   info@goexplorebermuda.com

BERMUDA: Everyone loves a great David and Goliath story and none get any better than this. Go Explore Bermuda, a local company under The Ultra Concepts Group of Companies (UCG) was awarded the Technology Innovation Award for the Best Local Mobile Application at the annual Tech Awards ceremony held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on the evening of Thursday 13th October 2011. Despite facing stiff competition from the Bermuda Department of Tourism and other applications, the esteemed panel of judges voted Go Explore Bermuda the winner of the coveted award.
‘Go Explore Bermuda’ a  free app, is a location based multimedia electronic tour guide system compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and android operating smartphones and tablet devices. Go Explore Bermuda is officially the best way to locate all the exciting attractions, restaurants, hotels, and beaches around the island.  You can even access local events, discounts and general information such as bus and ferry schedules.  Additionally, users can explore and learn about Bermuda with video, audio, photos, and GPS navigation. Easy-to-follow directions guide users to their destination in the shortest possible time enhancing the Bermuda experience. Soft launched on May 13, 2011, to date the application has been used over 11,500 times to access tours, attractions, and information about Bermudian businesses.
Advertising opportunities are available with Go Explore Bermuda. Visit our website www.GoExploreBermuda.com.      
Download Go Explore Bermuda from the iTunes App Store:

Download Go Explore Bermuda from the Android App Store: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.barz.tourguide.gebermuda
About Ultra Concepts Group:
Ultra Concepts Group is Bermuda’s leading business support for small to medium sized organizations. Our services are dedicated to the growth and sustainable development of these businesses. Services include all aspects of business development such as auditing and accounting, business management, billing solutions, business and leisure travel, and premier business programs. New-Atlantic Media, the marketing solutions subsidiary of the business, is a one-stop shop for graphic and website design as well as multimedia services.
We make a difference in people’s lives by helping individuals, families, non-profits and businesses achieve their goals. Our success comes from making every decision with our stakeholders in mind. We continue to expand in the ever changing world of business solutions and beyond. Over the years, Ultra Concepts Group has diversified its portfolio but we bring it all together with the same passionate commitment to customer service. Our key to success is our innovative team of associates. Looking to the future, Ultra Concepts Group will continue to invest in new technologies and explore new opportunities for continued growth. For further information please visit our website at www.ucg.bm.


Monday, 19 September 2011

GoExploreBermuda Phone Application


Description

Go Explore Bermuda is your passport to fun and informative GPS video tours! Like a guide book in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, Go Explore Bermuda enables you to select and stream or download multiple professional video tours. After you download this free application, you will have access to a variety of different tours. Each tour experience can be streamed or downloaded. The streaming tour format saves hard drive space on your device and avoids the time associated with large downloads, while a downloaded tour can be enjoyed without wifi or 3G connectivity. As you embark on your self-paced tour, you will enjoy the following features:

· Interactive, zoomable GPS maps that indicate your current location and all the included points of interest on the tour (must have connectivity for maps)

· Full color, professional tour videos and audio/image slideshow files that share the history, culture, stories and behind-the-scenes information about what you are seeing (as available)

· Pause, Play, Fast Forward and Rewind through any tour segment easily

· Multiple tour media access points: find desired tour stops from the map or a full tour stop list

· Location-based tour stop triggering: as you explore, a dynamic list of the tour stops nearest your location will continue to refresh

· Tour Stop images will help you orient yourself to your surroundings and find points of interest quickly

· Additional embedded information such as phone numbers, websites, photos, routing to address and text information deliver all the details you need for each tour stop

· Event listings to keep you informed of all the fun events on the horizon

Go Explore Bermuda has an easy to use interface that enables to you quickly download the application and be enjoying the sights within minutes!
FOR MORE INFO VISIT OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE : 

Friday, 9 September 2011

Free Bermuda Travel Application

Go Explore Bermuda- Voted #1 Application in Bermuda

Go Explore Bermuda is your passport to fun and informative GPS video tours! Like a guide book in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, Go Explore Bermuda enables you to select and stream or download multiple professional video tours. After you download this free application, you will have access to a variety of different tours. Each tour experience can be streamed or downloaded. The streaming tour format saves hard drive space on your device and avoids the time associated with large downloads, while a downloaded tour can be enjoyed without wifi or 3G connectivity. As you embark on your self-paced tour, you will enjoy the following features:

· Interactive, zoomable GPS maps that indicate your current location and all the included points of interest on the tour (must have connectivity for maps)

· Full color, professional tour videos and audio/image slideshow files that share the history, culture, stories and behind-the-scenes information about what you are seeing (as available)

· Pause, Play, Fast Forward and Rewind through any tour segment easily

· Multiple tour media access points: find desired tour stops from the map or a full tour stop list

· Location-based tour stop triggering: as you explore, a dynamic list of the tour stops nearest your location will continue to refresh

· Tour Stop images will help you orient yourself to your surroundings and find points of interest quickly

· Additional embedded information such as phone numbers, websites, photos, routing to address and text information deliver all the details you need for each tour stop

· Event listings to keep you informed of all the fun events on the horizon

Go Explore Bermuda has an easy to use interface that enables to you quickly download the application and be enjoying the sights within minutes!


FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT : http://www.go-explore-tours.com/bermuda/

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bermuda Tours & Travel Application

Explore the best of Bermuda. This FREE Bermuda Travel & Vacation Guide features an interactive Location/Wi-Fi enabled map. Easily search, browse and find Bermuda’s most popular activities, golf courses, beaches, hotels, shops, restaurants, nightlife and much more! With this must-have visitor’s guide, you’ll discover all of the must-dos and must-sees during your Bermuda vacation. 

Features include:

- View a detailed map with built-in location finder 
- Search for specific attractions, activities and places
- Browse with filters to find just what you’re looking for
- Get addresses, map locations and travel distances 
- Sort by proximity or view in alphabetical order
- Find phone numbers and tap to call
- Save your favorite places for quick reference
- Share via Facebook, Twitter and email

Make the most out of your Bermuda vacation. Get this FREE Bermuda Travel and Vacation app today. 

This app is brought to you by the Bermuda Department of Tourism. Visit the official Bermuda Department of Tourism website at GoToBermuda.com