Project demonstration and client handover for the project titled “Mobile App for Heritage Sites in Gujarat” was successfully done to SJ Haider (IAS), Secretary, Tourism, Devsthanam Management & Pilgrimage, Government of Gujarat, by the team of School of Computer Studies and Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University.
Android and iPhone App to promote heritage sites in Gujarat was developed for Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL). The project has been designed and developed under the guidance of CK Koshy, IAS (Retd), Chief Executive, Centre for Heritage Management, and Professor Bipin Mehta, Director, School of Computer Studies by a team of faculty including Professor Aditya Patel, School of Computer Studies, and Professor Santana Pathak, Centre for Heritage Management, and MCA students of School of Computer Studies.
The Mobile App provides an enriching experience of monuments/heritage sites of Gujarat to tourists/general public. Tourists can search/explore the heritage sites of Gujarat according to the city, category and name of the heritage site. The App provides detailed information of all heritage sites like image gallery, description, address, history, time to visit, best way to reach, nearest hotels, airport and railway information. It also provides integration with Google Maps so that tourists can find the travel route from their current location to the desired heritage site. Unique functionality provided is that tourists can plan their Itinerary and and shortlist the heritage sites that they are interested in visiting. The App will suggest an optimised travel route covering all the places in Map view with distance and time information.
The App was officially launched by Saurabh Patel, Minister for Tourism, Government of Gujarat, in a seminar on the “Role of ICT in Tourism Promotion” organised by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited and FICCI on September 27, 2015. The App is available for free download.