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This month, Alaska.org is launching an iPhone an iPod Touch application (app), The Alaska App: Your Expert Travel Companion. The new app is free and provides statewide travel information with an emphasis on the Kenai Peninsula's most popular attractions.
With the new app, even in areas with no mobile phone coverage, travelers can log onto an interactive map showing their exact location and receive directions and distances to their destinations of choice, as well as find other points of interest such as mountains, glaciers and rivers. The app also includes a multimedia travel guide sharing nearby landmarks and the history of the region.
Additionally, visitors can share their experiences by posting wildlife photos, videos and audio clips. They can also send virtual postcards to friends and family back home. The Alaska app will be adapted for the Android and other mobile devices in the future.