The sun, the surf, the app: Laguna Beach is about to offer smartphone users a free app to navigate around the resort beach town, officials reported.
The free iPhone and Android app, available after Friday, will transmit current weather, tide tables, maps, and real-time local transit information.
“For the first-time ever, riders this summer will have the ability to stand at a trolley stop and see where the next trolley is in proximity to their location,” said Laguna Beach Mayor Jane Egly.
App users will also have the ability to search hotel, restaurant, shopping and activities in addition to viewing a local events calendar. Getaway offers and app-only specials will be available to subscribers in the fall. By clicking on “Come to Life” from the main menu screen, residents and visitors can click on a lifeguard tower icon to see photos of local landmarks “come to life,” its designers said.
A GPS-driven map will provide clues (“auras”) to other places throughout town where the “Come to Life” function will be able to be used in conjunction with points of interest, art and more.
The app is a joint project of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, City of Laguna Beach, and Phondini Partners, according to a city news release.