The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the launch of a new Smartphone App, “Visit McKinney Texas,” that is designed to help visitors and residents alike get the most out of their time in McKinney.
The just-launched app is now available for the iPhone and iPad, with Droid access in development for release soon. The new Visit McKinney Texas app is downloadable, free of charge, from the Apple App Store and provides users with information and links to McKinney restaurants, overnight accommodations, attractions, events, a community overview, links to city entities, and the city’s and MCVB’s social media feeds.
“We’re excited to be able to launch the app just in time for summer travel and we hope that visitors to our community will find it an especially helpful tool while staying here,” said MCVB Executive Director Diann Bayes. “We know local residents will find it very useful, too.”
While preparing the app for launch has involved many staff hours to get everything loaded, Bayes said the developers helped make it a simple process.
“Our app developer, Triangle Studios, has a tremendous staff who’ve been incredible to work with, helping us every step of the way,” Bayes said. “They designed a very easy-to-use administration interface for our staff to use in loading the data and keeping the app fresh with the most up-to-date information.”
Some businesses in town are creating coupons just for app users, a nice feature Bayes hopes app users will find helpful and appealing.
“It’s always nice when you can save some money, especially in this economy,” Bayes said. “More of our local businesses are deciding to include coupons, so we hope new app users will be patient as we get them uploaded.”
Because the app is new and due to the nature of it including events and restaurants, both of which are subject to change any time, the MCVB asks that users remember to close the app after each use, then re-launch the app when ready to use it again.
“With many apps, you have to download the updates from the app store, but the changes we’re making by adding new events, updating restaurant listings and including coupons will automatically update each time the app is launched,” Bayes said.
For questions about using the Visit McKinney Texas app, please contact the MCVB at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-649-8499.