THE town of Fermoy has had such success with their dedicated app for local businesses, clubs and services that it is set to be replicated all over the county.
The latest version of the app was launched at Fermoy Credit Union, a little over 12 months after it was first made available.
The app offers visitors and locals a one-stop shop for information on everything from local walks to where to eat.
Paul Kavanagh, of McCarthy Insurance Group, said its success has attracted interest from as far as Bantry.
“We have launched this in Youghal and it is working brilliantly and it is going to be launched in town all over Cork, Midleton is next,” he said.
“The credit union is getting behind it in each town as well as our own company.
“We are looking at Cobh, Mallow, Clonakilty, Bantry, Skibbereen — we have loads of places interested.”
The latest launch was to highlight the new features in the updated app.
“It includes ticket sales and a way for shops to put offers on the app, with barcodes for discounts,” Mc McCarthy said. “Shops can also change their menus.
“We have updated all the information, so for the visitor to Fermoy it is totally interactive. Once someone opens the app now they will be able to virtually find their way around the town, find somewhere to get something to eat, to park and get to wherever they want to go.
“It all links into the walks and the historic part of the town.”
He said locals in Fermoy and Youghal have also embraced the app: “People are seeing the benefit because you can get information on anything out quickly, from cake sales and coffee mornings to matches.”
Having more apps around the county will also mean towns can also learn from each other.
“If we see Youghal doing something we can work with that or if Midleton see Fermoy doing something,” he said. “The app brings everything together and it is free.”