A Shortcut for Building Mobile Local Guides
TownWizard conjures up mobile travel guides for the nation's highways and the byways.
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Pickens County, located against the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Georgia, isn't exactly a tourist hot spot, especially with metropolitan Atlanta only about an hour's drive away. Dan and Stacy Guidice want to change that.
In late 2010 the couple, who live in Big Canoe, Ga.--the Pickens region's county seat--launched NGAtops, a website and iPhone app spotlighting the people, places and things that set the area apart. Optimized for visitors and natives alike, the app includes an events calendar, photos, videos and local listings for hotels, ranches, golf courses and eateries, complete with GPS-enabled maps and directions. If it's happening in northern Georgia, it's happening on NGAtops.
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