New Citi-Wise app brings all the benefits of Edinburgh to the palm of your hand

Cllr Barrie comments in this press release issued by IntechnologyWiFi today.

Edinburgh’s residents and visitors can quickly find great things to do in and around Scotland’s capital, with a clever new official mobile application for the city, launched by IntechnologyWiFi.

The free app takes people beyond the headline events in Scotland’s capital to discover a host of new, exciting and offbeat activities brought together in one place.

The launch of the Citi-Wise app follows IntechnologyWiFi’s successful roll-out of the city centre public WiFi network in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, which has so far seen more than 285,000 registrations since December 2016.

The app offers daily highlights, including places to eat and drink, daytime and evening events, museums and attractions, as well as a comprehensive local overview of the city, provided in partnership with This is Edinburgh, the Marketing Edinburgh organisation.

Users can book direct via the app, reserve tables and tickets, buy takeaway food, find nearby hotels or access vouchers, and a range of updates to the platform are in the pipeline. 

The app also allows users to group activities together and plan in advance, making the most of their precious time. 

Users no longer need to fill up their phone memory or waste valuable minutes trawling the web for things to do.

Instead they can get Citi-Wise from the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores and quickly find and book leisure activities. 

IntechnologyWiFi has partnered with a number of market-leading affiliates to populate the Citi-Wise app with useful and relevant content. These include Bookatable, Ticketmaster, Deliveroo, Skiddle and Viator.

This content gives users visibility of forthcoming big-ticket Edinburgh shows by stars such as Regina Spektor, Van Morrison and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as local but
equally unmissable city activities like haunted tours of the city’s spookier parts or a walk through the underground vaults.

Natalie Duffield, chief executive of IntechnologyWiFi, said: “We all lead busy lives at work and home and appreciate a helping hand when planning things to do with our families and friends.

“Our Citi-Wise app is speedy and efficient and provides an easy-to-use and engaging view of what’s on in Edinburgh.

“We are partnering with some of the biggest and best names in the business to give consumers an excellent service that is useful, relevant and, most importantly, free of charge.”

Cllr Gavin Barrie, Housing and Economy Convener, the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “The app follows on from our successful free wi-fi launch at the end of last year with our partner IntechnologyWiFi.“

“Edinburgh is a beautiful and historic city, which attracts almost four million visitors every year. They, along with our residents, will benefit greatly from this new app. The city is packed full of attractions , restaurants and nightlife and anything that helps to provide people with the information they need to plan their trip while out and about will be very popular I am sure.”

John Donnelly, chief executive of Marketing Edinburgh, said: “The introduction of this innovative city app is a great step in further cementing Edinburgh’s reputation as a truly connected city. 

“Following the launch of the free city centre WiFi in December, the Citi-Wise app will ensure visitors can spend their precious time getting the most out of their Edinburgh experience, from exploring attractions and events, to ensuring they get a table in that must-try restaurant.

“With Edinburgh offering so much choice and variety, Citi-Wise brings all aspects of the city direct to the palm of your hand, allowing visitors to create a bespoke itinerary that is supported by a simple and easy booking process.”

Citi-Wise has been launched in other locations, including Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, Harrogate, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chester, Windsor and Maidenhead. It is also being launched in Soho, Camden, Shoreditch, Mayfair, Chelsea and the West End of London.

For more information, please visit www.citi-wise.com

Notes for Editors:

IntechnologyWiFi delivers an innovative infrastructure platform to towns and cities, bringing the ‘Smart City’ concept to life.

Starting with the deployment of free ‘blanket’ public WiFi and the Citi-Wise app, this platform allows residents and visitors to a town or city to access the internet, seamlessly, on the go, while engaging with the best attractions the location has to offer.

IntechnologyWiFi’s platform also helps to foster and grow digital innovation, activate future technologies, including Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, and reach ever larger and more diverse audiences.

The company is part of Intechnology plc, which is owned by Peter Wilkinson, who is one of Britain’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. He has a strong track record in bringing new consumer technology to the masses.

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