Victoria Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips
Victoria’s Events Calendar Goes Mobile
Victor P Taffa
Victorians can now access up-to-the-minute information for events throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria from their smartphone, thanks to a free app from the Victorian Government.
Users can search, find, browse and locate thousands of events including community events, food and wine festivals, and sport throughout Victoria.
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips encouraged all Victorians to use the app and find out what’s happening throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.
“The app covers major tourism events as well as community and regional events in Victoria and importantly, it’s free, fast to access, and convenient to use to find out what’s on.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
“Users can search events by category, location, direction, date range and then simply add to their smartphone’s calendar.”
The app also has the ability for users to share events via email, twitter and facebook with friends and family as well as integrate with a phone’s map and GPS system.
Users looking for inspiration can simply shake their smartphone and VicEvents will suggest a random event.
The VicEvents app is one of a series that will be rolled out across government in the coming months with a focus on improving accessibility to publicly available information.
“The Coalition Government is committed to providing an innovative, progressive approach to better communicating with Victorians through the use of innovative technology.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
“The app supports the innovative use of technology to share information for the benefit of Victorians.”
VicEvents is now available on Google Android-based smartphones, and will soon be available on Apple’s iPhone and iPad.