ViewBoost Kiosks at Vermont Visitor Centers contain the same information as will be found in the iPhone app. A kiosk has already been installed at the Williston Visitor Center.
Earlier this week, in conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, Roger and Doug Allbee of Townshend launched the website for their Vermont-grown travel iPhone app called ViewBoost. ViewBoost is a Vermont based business whose products are funded through Vermont investors.
According to Doug Allbee, CEO and Co-Founder of ViewBoost, “After more than three years of hard work, we are very pleased to launch our website. It’s important for this to be a Vermont app for Vermont businesses.”
ViewBoost’s creators acknowledge that many tourist websites in Vermont focus on activities and locations that are more easily accessible.
“We feel that rural destinations are under-represented, so we focused on that. We want visitors to get far off of I-89 and I-91 to enjoy rural Vermont. We encourage all of Vermont’s rural businesses to create their free profile in ViewBoost,” said Doug Allbee.
Any Vermont business can create a free listing in the app, including a photo. These listings will be searched and viewed by visitors through an iPhone app and in kiosks at Vermont Visitor Centers. The app will be available in the Apple Store this summer. A future iteration of ViewBoost will include support on Android devices.
ViewBoost was specifically created as a native app for Apple’s IOS system so that it could take advantage of more advanced mapping and other features and also work seamlessly, even in areas without cell or Internet coverage.
Businesses should go to www.viewboost.com to create their free listing.