Miami Beach launches its innovative information app for smartphones and tablets

It’s finally here! This month the highly anticipated Miami Beach travel app, recently christened the Miami Beach Information (MBI) app, arrived for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The MBI app will allow visitors and residents to easily find and connect with local businesses, restaurants, points of interest, and events around the Miami Beach area.

“After months of development, research and data mining, we’ve created a state-of-the-art, erudite app, a mobile reference guide, that takes Miami Beach to the next level providing real-time, expedient, valuable information residents and visitors can utilize to have the best experience in the city”

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority partnered with web software development company Solodev to create the app, the first of its kind for a major U.S. city. Beyond local attractions, the MBI app is a comprehensive 411 resource that provides granular details on every business as well as on city amenities and happenings. Extensive detail is available by category, so in addition, for instance, to finding an accountant nearest their location, tourists and locals can select a hotel based on its architect or a restaurant based on the noise level of its dining room.

“After months of development, research and data mining, we’ve created a state-of-the-art, erudite app, a mobile reference guide, that takes Miami Beach to the next level providing real-time, expedient, valuable information residents and visitors can utilize to have the best experience in the city,” says Steve Adkins, chair, The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

Solodev CTO, Shawn Moore, says MBI, “puts Miami 100 steps ahead of other cities around the world in providing an objective, technological resource for businesses and public spaces. This propels Miami Beach to the head of the pack, a technology leader in a rapidly changing tourism sector. It also demonstrates that Miami Beach is a serious destination for developers.”

MBI has a wealth of resources for users, focusing on shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, nightlife, sports, music, transportation and other areas. The app will complement other recent offerings by Miami Beach including a free citizen reporting app that integrates with the city’s customer support center and a parks and recreation app, also developed by Solodev.

About Miami Beach

With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, Miami Beach has an unrivaled reputation for culinary offerings, nightlife, culture, fashion, and luxurious hotels. Also a popular destination among travelers, Miami Beach was ranked by Trip Advisor as number one on its Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations for 2011 list and was included on both the Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. lists. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has just been named one of the top cities worldwide for ‘walkability’ and is equally easy to navigate by bike or by boat. Home to unique museums, to the New World Symphony and Miami City Ballet, to over 17,000 luxury, boutique and resort hotel rooms, 12 public parks and to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach is a destination for all seasons. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world! Visit MiamiBeachGuest.com or MiamiBeachINCARD.com for more information or contact Grisette Marcos at Groquemarcos@miamibeachvca.com.

About Solodev

Solodev is a leading provider of content management software that enables organizations to easily and efficiently manage their online presence. Solodev’s enterprise-level content management platform is used to build smart phone applications, interactive websites, social media applications and other online portals designed to reach an ever-growing ecosystem of screens and devices. Solodev software allows users to seamlessly manage mobile, web, social and ecommerce content in one place and runs in the cloud or on premise to provide secure and scalable online solutions. For more information about Solodev, please visit www.solodev.com.

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