Visitİzmir mobile application, implemented by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor and İzmir Foundation President Tunç Soyer with the understanding of "Another Tourism is Possible", won the second prize in the "Public Institution" category at the 19th Golden Spider Competition.
Visitİzmir mobile application, implemented by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor and İzmir Foundation President Tunç Soyer with the understanding of "Another Tourism is Possible", won the second prize in the "Public Institution" category at the Golden Spider Competition, Turkey's independent web awards organization. In the same category, Turkish Space Agency took the first place, and Easy Export Platform took the third place.
In the Golden Spider Awards, where more than 19 thousand applications were evaluated in 40 years, 598 projects applied this year, while a total of 265 projects made it to the finals.
President Soyer: “He made us proud”
President Tunç Soyer reminded that İzmir is the first city in Turkey to complete its digital tourism infrastructure and said, “I think a reflection of this success is the Golden Spider Awards. We are proud that Visitİzmir mobile application, prepared by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and İzmir Foundation in partnership with İzmir Development Agency, was deemed worthy of such a prestigious award. The software company of our Municipality, İzmir Teknoloji, formerly Ünibel, realized Visitİzmir with completely domestic software.”
What is Visitİzmir?
Visitİzmir mobile application, which contains information, photos and videos about more than 2 historical and touristic spots, guides those who want to discover the historical, cultural and natural riches of İzmir. It shows on the map how to reach these points with location information. You can access detailed information on all points from the Pergamon basket master to the luxury hotels in Çeşme, from the Yeşilova Mound, the first settlement of İzmir dating back 300 years, to museums and art galleries or little-known nature areas and the creatures in these areas.
Visitİzmir was also designed as a social media platform and promotion channel. With the Visitİzmir application, users can comment on the touristic values of İzmir and share their ideas with other users. In addition, they can like their own tourism spots, add them to their favorites and suggest brand new spots. Visitİzmir is constantly updated as an infrastructure that is constantly developing and growing in interaction, not a static software.