Irish Developers GIRT Mobile have launched an App for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race event in Galway. GIRT are a mobile technologies company based in Galway and we have featured some of their work on ITN before.

The App provides info on all of the race events, schedules, boat positions and radio coverage from Clare FM.

The App also provides information on local activities around Galway during the event plus maps, top ten- hotels, B&B’s, hostels, restaurants, pubs, entertainment spots, and sightseeing recommendations.

The App is available for iOS, Android & Windows Phone 7. The WP7 version, which was developed in collaboration with Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology student Conor Molloy, is available in the Windows Marketplace now.

The iOS and Android versions are available in their respective stores now.

Check out the press release below….

“App Ahoy! After 8 months in development Galway based mobile application development
company GIRT mobile, is delighted to announce the launch of it’s Galway Volvo Ocean Race app. 
The application will be available on Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Android and Windows Phone
devices such as the excellent Nokia Lumia. This app is jam packed with everything you will need
for this great event including all off-shore activities as well as activities taking place in and around
Galway City. It even has tweets coming from Ireland’s first tweeting buoy (courtesy of Irish lights)
providing all the latest information from the bay.
Other features include a boat tracker, leader board, team information and team tweets, a full events
schedule linked into your own personal calendar (you can even use the app to set your alarm for
those must see events!), maps, top ten- hotels, B&B’s, hostels, restaurants, pubs, entertainment
spots, and sightseeing recommendations. The app will allow the user to keep track of the boat
positions as they race towards Galway. The app even has its own radio built in, courtesy of Clare FM,
so you can get event updates and listen to some great tunes as the boats cruise past.
The app is available from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Marketplace.
For more information contact [email protected] or phone 091- 768 775″




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