Papal Map App

Views: 1464
Fan Votes: 1

Papal Map App

The Papal Map App was developed to assist residents and visitors to Philadelphia during the 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families, September 26 & 27. It was created through a collaboration between the Comcast Local Media Development department, NBC OTS Digital and NBC10 TV.

The app used EveryBlock technology to power a live, interactive map for the event. It was available to anyone through a free download of NBC10’s mobile app and also on the NBC10.com website. The Papal Map App was the most comprehensive information resource on the pope’s visit, with live updates about all the papal events and affected services happening around the city.

The EveryBlock Map presents up-to-the-minute happenings such as news, service information and related media based on the user’s current location. This technology powered the Papal Map App, a customized application designed for use during the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. It allowed users to stay on top of all of the rapidly changing activity happening around them, such as transportation options, street closures, parking lot availability, restrooms, charge-up spots, bike share locations, and open or closed businesses in the area, by selecting drop-down topics of information to display in a city map.

Described as a “digital public transit system” by NBC10, data was continuously uploaded to the app both by automated feeds as well as by news reporters, event organizers, businesses and special roving street teams contributing on-the-ground live observations, photos and video.

The application is designed so that it can be customized to use for any type of community event.

Devices and Platforms Supported: Android , iPhone / iPad , Other

App Categories: Travel & Local

Nominated for: 2015 October Awards
Platinum Award
Best Social / Lifestyle App

Price: Free

Similar Apps

Norgutel creates new experiences by combining real-time location sharing and offline map services, with a strong focus on privacy and full user control. Norgutel's...
App in the Air is your personal travel assistant. Founded by entrepreneur Bayram Annakov and his team in 2012, App in the Air is a technology company designed...
RentBook is the #1 rental management app for your rental business. You can now manage your assets, customers and payments in one simple platform. Use the...
Hannk is available under White Label To Any Car Rental Company FREE of Charge allowing any car rental company to deliver a fully contactless car rental...