Launching a mobile application for discovering India is a fantastic idea but developing it for Blackberry devices is not a good step. In spite of knowing the huge number of users of the Android OS, this development will be half beneficial to the people. Leaving side, coming on to the application; The Ministry of Tourism launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country.
The self-guided tour application ‘Incredible India Walking Tours’ was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities which include Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Coastal Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, and Surat. This facility will be extended to 36 cities by December 2015.
As mentioned earlier, the application is available only on Blackberry mobile devices. It runs on all Blackberry 10 devices including the Z3, Z10, Z30, Q5 and Q10 phones.
An android version which is desperately required is also being worked upon and is expected to be announced in coming weeks, said a senior Tourism Ministry official. The application will be available for free to all the users.
– By Anand Thakkar