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Victoria Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips

Local Councils Urged To Promote Events On Free Mobile App

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today encouraged local councils to take advantage of a free mobile app developed by the Victorian Government to promote New Year’s Eve events in their area.

Smartphone users of the VicEvents app can submit their own events as well as search, browse and access up-to-the-minute information about events in Victoria.

The app can be downloaded for use on Google Android-based smartphones, and Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

Mr. Rich-Phillips said the app was a quick and easy way for local councils to highlight upcoming events.

“This is a one-stop-shop to find information about holiday-season events in Victoria.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.

“Many Victorians have already downloaded the app, which features around 3,000 events across a wide range of categories and is growing by the day.”

“The app features lots of great summer events for all tastes, and importantly, it’s free, fast to access, and simple to use.”

“From New Year’s Eve events and school-holiday programs, to festivals, Australia Day events and many sports events there really is something for everyone.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.

Users can search events by category, location, date range then simply add to any smartphone calendar.

Mr. Rich-Phillips said the Victorian Coalition Government recently released Victoria’s Technology Plan for the Future Information and Communications Technology an $85 Million plan to boost Victoria’s digital economy.

“Through implementing the plan, our government is committed to providing an innovative, progressive approach to better communicate with Victorians using modern and intelligent technologies.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.

“This app is a collective platform for Victorians wanting to broadcast events, as well as making it easy and convenient for Victorians to find events in their area.”

The app supports event-sharing (via email, twitter and facebook) with friends and family, and integrates with a phone’s map and GPS system.

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