Newport’s famous Cliff Walk is now smart-phone friendly. The tourist attraction has added 16 trail markers with quick response codes. Visitors can get historic and geological information with a quick smartphone scan.
Salve Regina University Professor Jon Marcoux worked with students to create the app.
“This is a great example of something that was doable for an undergraduate, and they did it, but hopefully it will have a big payoff for folks who are visiting.”
Marcoux said using technology increases the breadth of information available to tourists.
“If you just relied upon the kind of brick and mortar type points where the public and preservationists come into contact, things like house museums and stuff, having apps just opens that field up tremendously.”
Marcoux hopes the app will serve the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Cliff Walk annually.
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