Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014
Tourists can experience the Hollywood Entertainment District renaissance with the newly launched Hollywood Visitors Guide smartphone application now available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play app store. The app, created by the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance (HPOA) and developed by Bar-Z, provides access to all of the information that a visitor needs to plan a vacation or outing in Hollywood.
“We are excited for visitors to have this new tool to explore Hollywood. Bar-Z came recommended and the whole app development process was very easy,” said Devin Strecker, Manager of Communications and Social Media, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
The HPOA has been offering a printed map of the Hollywood area for 15 years. By adding native apps and a responsive design website version of the app, the organization is working to bring that information into the digital age.
“Hollywood is an iconic symbol of American culture that is recognized around the world. We are pleased to work with the HPOA in the development of this digital solution and we hope that the Hollywood Visitors Guide mobile solution will enhance the experience to visitors in the area. Our mobile solutions are a smart, convenient and environmentally friendly way to share information on what to go, see and do in Hollywood,” said Wm. Lee Little, CEO, Bar-Z.
The apps are designed for tourists coming from other states and countries, as well as those coming from across the region to shop or be entertained. Entertainment, food and beverage, lodging, tours, shopping and transportation information is all included as well as event listings and access to the HPOA’s Only in Hollywood blog which is continuously updated with news, information and stories about Hollywood.
HPOA members can purchase advertising in the app through the organization’s marketing co-op. A website version of the app is currently in development and will be available at http://hollywoodvisitorsguide.org.
About the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
The Hollywood Property Owners Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation that manages the Hollywood Entertainment District property business improvement district (BID). The HPOA is governed by 17 property owners and/or representatives representing the diverse array of property types in the District: commercial, residential, hotel, parking lot, nonprofit and government owned. In addition to managing the Hollywood Entertainment District BID, under contract to the city of Los Angeles, the HPOA has also entered into a service contract with the Central Hollywood Coalition, to manage the day to day operations of the Sunset & Vine BID. For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodbid.org.
Bar-Z delivers custom branded mobile and web apps “faster than a speeding bullet” with a full turn-key service offering and software platform. The company strives to deliver creative content to people on whatever device they happen to have with them including Apple iPhone and Google Android devices. Bar-Z creates apps for a variety of industries including higher education, publishing, broadcasting, destination marketing and tourism. For more information, visit http://www.bar-z.com.