"It literally puts Loudoun’s social and business events right at my fingertips" says Loudoun County resident Carrie Harris.
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Loudoun County, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011
"Loudoun360" is a free mobile app that provides an interactive real-time guide to local restaurants, activities, and fun events in Northern Virginia’s thriving Loudoun County, part of the Washington DC metro area. “This is an app just for us,” says Brandon Rigsbee, Loudoun County resident and creator of Loudoun360. “It connects our residents and businesses to one another and gives visitors a chance to look at us from every angle.”
In addition to Loudoun County events and activities, the new app also highlights local small businesses and personalities with integrated GPS mapping, and promotes Loudoun local charity events on a regular basis. Loudoun360 also delivers interactive photo galleries from professional and amateur photographers, and streaming Loudoun County videos.
Birth of a Loudoun App Whose Time Has Come
According to findings by the Internet marketing research firm, ComScore, over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones in 2010. “And by 2013, that number is expected to quadruple,” says Rigsbee, referring to predictions shared by respected business sources such as Crain’s Business and CNET.
Fortune magazine recently published research clearly showing that mobile devices will soon become the most dominant computing platform on the planet, far exceeding desktop PC usage. And according to a Google study, 74% of smartphone shoppers make a purchase as a result of using their smartphones to help with shopping, and 88% of those who look for local information on their smartphones take action within a day.
“It’s clear that we are deep within a paradigm shift when it comes to accessing the Internet for information and content” observes Rigsbee. “And we truly believe that the Loudoun360 app has arrived just in time to capitalize on that trend.”
An App to Share with the People and Businesses of Loudoun
“We hope the free Loudoun360 app is recognized by business owners as something that can help them increase sales and their own brand recognition,” reports Rigsbee. “I believe users will enjoy the fun, 100% positive and upbeat vibe that my product and company projects…and lives!”
"I use the app every day," says Loudoun local Carrie Harris. "It's the easiest way to find out what's going on around me, right now, whether I'm in a restaurant, the doctor's office, or at the mall. It literally puts Loudoun’s social and business events right at my fingertips."
All Loudoun, All the Time in Real Time
“I'd like Loudoun360 to become a trusted and on-demand resource that users depend on for info about fun and interesting events in Loudoun,” says Rigsbee. Users can turn on the Loudoun app for instant access to a laundry-list of information at their fingertips, “So that they can decide how to best spend their day and their entertainment dollar.”
The free app provides real-time location-based information on events, dining, festivals, wine-tastings, live music, children’s activities, and much more. “We update our database daily so that it is always current and relevant,” reports Rigsbee. As part of its interactive features, the Loudoun360 app even allows users to submit their own event photos. The goal is to make sure that everything of interest is illuminated and accessible the way people want it...on their mobile devices. The Loudoun360 brand covers all of Loudoun, from Ashburn, Brambleton and Sterling, to South Riding, Middleburg, Leesburg and Lansdowne.
Use of the app is already in full-swing. Loudoun360 recently partnered with Leesburg’s First Friday to offer the monthly event on its mobile platform. The Loudoun360 app's GPS-capabilities enabled users to find out exactly what was happening during the event depending on their location; it was a great success and the partnership will continue each month. In addition, Loudoun360 recently announced an exciting new partnership with the Loudoun County Fair to promote and host Fair event information on the Loudoun360 mobile platform.
Loudoun360 Today and Tomorrow
The company's website, http://www.loudoun360.com, features the same information as the app and can be accessed from any smart phone or traditional browser. The website also offers users and business owners the ability to load their own events and videos for promotion across the site and app. Like the Loudoun360 app itself, most promotional opportunities are free. “It’s our way of serving our community and helping our neighbors succeed,” explains Rigsbee.
The Loudoun360 app will continue to evolve with the times. In addition to being compatible with iPhone and Android devices, the new app also works on Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch. In the future, the company plans to release versions of the product on other mobile platforms as well.
The Loudoun360 app is available for free download at http://www.loudoun360.com, as well as worldwide through Apple's App Store and in Google's Android Market. The Loudoun360 community can be found on Facebook and also on Twitter @loudoun360. For more information, visit http://www.Loudoun360.com or call Brandon Rigsbee at (703) 999-3703.
Loudoun360 is the #1 Mobile Guide and lifestyle app for Loudoun County, Virginia. It provides residents and visitors with a complete, interactive view of Loudoun and a real-time guide to the area’s events, businesses, people, and places. The Loudoun360 brand covers all of Loudoun, from Ashburn to Sterling, Leesburg to Middleburg, Purcellville to Lovettsville, and many other local towns and neighborhoods. The Loudoun360 iPhone and Android app is available for free download at http://www.Loudoun360.com, as well as through Apple’s App Store and Google's Android Market. The Loudoun360 community can be found on Facebook and also on Twitter @loudoun360. For more information, visit http://www.Loudoun360.com.