The Lufkin News releases iPhone and Android app to deliver Best of Lufkin Readers’ Choice results and other city information.

Online PR News – 27-August-2013 – Austin, Tx – Austin, Texas –- The city of Lufkin, Texas is now mobile, searchable and at your fingertips.

The Lufkin News just launched its free “Explore Lufkin” application geared toward residents as well as visitors to the city. The smartphone app, available for both iPhone and Android devices, includes the newspaper’s Best of Lufkin readers’ choice results along with restaurant, shopping, entertainment, lodging, real estate, news and city services information.

“The app’s purpose is to connect people with what’s going on in Lufkin — places to go, people to see,” said Greg Shrader, publisher of The Lufkin News. “Combining that information with the Best of Lufkin was an ideal way to launch it. It’s something exciting and new, and we saw a need as more people rely on mobile devices to get information.”

The applications were built using Bar-Z’s GoExplore Smartphone app platform and features searchable and organized information about local businesses and events provided by the Lufkin News. A postcard feature allows users to insert their own photos into scenes from around the area to share with friends and family.

There are already hundreds of listings, but the app will continue to grow and stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the community.

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