The Explore LoDo app key features:
- A self-guided historic tour: The app features more than 25 historic designations in LoDo. By way of its beacon technology and geo-fencing, as users near some of the neighborhood’s celebrated sites, the app will share more about each location’s story and role in Denver’s rich history. Users will be able to read a short narrative on each site as well as see a then versus now picture comparison.
- A directory of member businesses: As users explore the LoDo neighborhood, they are able to learn about its diverse business landscape and search for their desired experiences, like food and beverage, entertainment, hospitality, etc. The app will help them track down the best deals or services they might need during their visit.
- Neighborhood news and happenings: The app provides users with the latest neighborhood news and helps them find information on events taking place in LoDo.
- Community engagement: Users are also able to share their pictures and stories as they experience Lower Downtown.
Explore Denver was developed by Envie Media for the LoDo District in partnership with Historic Denver, who provided historic information and the Denver Public Library, who supplied vintage photos from its Western History Collection. The app can be downloaded from the App Store on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and from Google Play for use on smartphones and tablets.