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    Cultural Affairs Bureau launches “WH Macau” for Android

    17/06/2015

    The iPhone App “WH Macau”, launched last year by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB), has already reached more than 15,000 users. The application will now be lauched for the operating system Android, in order to reach the users of all kinds of smartphones, so that they can access, wherever they are, the latest information and developments regarding the World Heritage-listed sites via a clear and practical interface.

    The “WH Macau” app includes an introduction to Macao World Heritage, real-time multimedia information on tourist attractions and an interactive interface. Using GPS (Global Positioning System) for guidance, the app “accompanies” citizens and tourists as they stroll through the Historic Centre of Macao, giving convenient and relevant information on scenic spots, such as distance, directions, profiles, opening hours and addresses. Users can share their travels with friends around the globe on Facebook via the “Share” function embedded in the app. Moreover, users can view 360-degree virtual-reality pictures and video clips about the Historic Centre of Macao -- Cultural World Heritage on their mobile phones from anywhere in the world.  This app will also be linked to the numerous free Wi-Fi hotspots (WiFiGo) that are spread around the city..

    The interface and content is available in traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, English and Portuguese. Residents and tourists can download the app for free from the Android Market by searching “WH Macau” or “Macao World Heritage”. Alternatively, the App may be downloaded free of charge on www.macauheritage.net. For any enquiries, please contact the CAB through the number 8399 6699 during office hours or the email address webmaster@icm.gov.mo.

     


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