Saratoga.com Releases Saratoga.com On the GO! — A New App For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – August 2, 2011 – Local Saratoga website Saratoga.com, just released a brand new Saratoga app on Friday — Saratoga.com On the Go! This free, easy-to-use iPhone app is now available for download via iTunes, just in time for the summer tourism season, giving vacationers and locals access to information on Saratoga Springs NY and the surrounding region conveniently at their fingertips.

The new Saratoga iPhone app features the latest events, restaurant reviews, spa reviews, coupons, contests, interactive public parking maps, places to shop, itineraries and excursions, a comprehensive business directory and more. The app gives users the same power as the Saratoga.com website only in an easily accessible version for their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad tablet. Download it here!

The app is designed to give locals a handy tool that allows them to find and rate businesses, search for places to eat and events happening year-round as well as get coupons — all from their iPhone. Vacationers will also benefit from having this tool available in their pocket this summer. Those who are at the race course or out and about in Saratoga now have the ability to plan their next activity or dinner location on the fly. PLUS the app features exclusive hot deals from local businesses offering deep discounts, available directly through the Saratoga.com iPhone app.

The app was developed by Mannix Marketing, Inc., a local internet marketing company based in Glens Falls, NY. The company recently released the LakeGeorge.com On the Go! iPhone app, which has gotten thousands of downloads and rave reviews since its release in mid-May. In fact, both the Lake George app and the newly released Saratoga app were featured on the Huffington Post Travel website in a recent article entitled Sailing Lake George on an iPhone. The article was written by Ysolt Usigan who forsook brochures and paper directions to use only these 2 apps as her guide when planning her outings and meals during her recent trip to the region, and she had a great time! Read the article here

The Saratoga app is expected to receive the same popularity as its Lake George counterpart, featuring many of the same attractive features, like the GPS location coordinates that enable the user to see the proximity of restaurants and other destinations in relation to where they are. Building on that concept is the latest addition to the Saratoga.com app — the “Near Me” feature, which allows the user to discover what is nearby. For example, a hungry user can use “Near Me” to see the closest restaurants to their current location.

With nearly 5 million visits in 2010, Saratoga.com is already a valuable tool for locals and visitors, but the Saratoga.com On the Go! iPhone app takes it one step further by delivering the same valued information in a more convenient fashion for the growing number of iPhone users using their mobile device for finding information.

“This new Saratoga.com iPhone app is going to be a huge marketing tool for our region,” said Sara Mannix, President of Mannix Marketing, Inc. “Now it is easier than ever for locals or vacationers who are ‘on the go’ to plan an amazing outing here in Saratoga County, and the best part is those users will have a Saratoga icon on their phone, reminding them to return again!”

 


About Mannix Marketing, Inc.

Mannix Marketing, Inc. is a woman-owned, full-service internet marketing company based in Glens Falls NY, specializing in making businesses found on the web. The company offers search engine optimization, social media optimization, web site design, hosting, database-driven content, and tourism marketing. Mannix Marketing owns and operates 28 online regional guides, including Saratoga.com, Albany.com, LakeGeorge.com, Adirondack.net, CliftonPark.com and GlensFalls.com, which receive over 13 million site visits a year.

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of over 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Link Earning, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include Albany.com, Saratoga.com, LakeGeorge.com, GlensFallsRegion.com, CliftonPark.com and Adirondack.net, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.