Annecy 2018: There's An App For That

The Annecy 2018 Olympic bid has begun to deliver its message to the mobile world with a new iPhone app. With the new tool, readers can easily view photos and videos on the full screen; they can read about the plan, the news and the team; and they can conveniently share it all with their friends on Twitter and Facebook.

The app, available in both French and English, makes use of the native features of the iPhone that wouldn’t normally be available on a website. Using location services on the device, the app will calculate your distance from Annecy with a single screen touch. Turn the phone on its side and up pops a detailed venue map to refer to as you read about the bid.

For fans of the bid, the tool provides an option to download Annecy 2018 themed wallpaper directly to your iPhone screen.

For frequent users, the app offers an option to load and store data on to your phone so that you can refer to it frequently without consuming additional bandwidth each time. This is also a benefit if you are not always connected to an Internet service.

Annecy’s competitors for the 2018 Olympics have comprehensive websites, but PyeongChang and Munich have yet to offer something designed specifically for a mobile device.

You can download the app by browsing directly to annecy2018.com from your iphone and following instructions.