Sinulog Guide can be downloaded to Android phones and tablets from the Google Play Store and to Windows Phone devices from the Windows Phone Store for free.
Those using other devices can access the mobile web version of the guide at http://sinulog.myguide.ph. Standard mobile data browsing charges apply when using the app.
The Sinulog Guide is a comprehensive resource on the festival, said InnoPub Media co-founder Max Limpag during a demo today, Monday, for a small group of Cebu media and bloggers at Smart’s Jump Center in SM City Cebu.
It contains the history of the Sinulog as well as the story behind the festival and has a complete listing of official activities, he added.
The guide also lists places to stay when in Cebu. According to him, although most hotels and pension houses are booked for the weekend, the guide indicates establishments that do not accept reservations and may still be open to walk-in guests.
Sinulog Guide also contains tips on what to do to make the most of a tourist’s Cebu visit. It also contains a directory of consulates, hospitals, taxi and other transportation companies and the complete list of Department of Tourism-accredited tour guides and tour operators.
The app makes use of new technology tools to provide a complete experience for tourists, cited Limpag, explaining that listings are active so a tourist only needs to tap a phone number to initiate a call.
Listings also have location data so that when tourists click on the “tap to check location” link, the system looks for their current location via the phone’s GPS and using the Google Maps system guide them to the establishment by providing a suggested route.