A new app called Awesome South Africa has recently launched and allows travelers to locate places and activities for cities around South Africa.
The main feature of the app is using location based data so users can find restaurants, hotels and leisure activities in their immediate vicinity.
Users can expand their search in a 500km radius to find the exact venue or deal they’re looking for.
Vendors are able to list their site on the app for free, but also have the option to advertise specials and promotions in real time to end users.
Some of the cities available on the app include Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria, Durban, George, Port Elizabeth and Hermanus.
Developer Brandon Wilson said that he was initially inspired to build the app by the 2010 World Cup.
“I wanted to develop an application that would help SMEs connect to the throngs of tourists descending on the country and looking for places to eat and sleep as well as things to do and see. I approached various tourist boards with the idea and was not greeted with much enthusiasm,” Wilson said, to Disrupt Africa.
The app is self-funded, and Wilson has relied on personal bank loans and overdrafts to complete the project.