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CofC tour? There's an app for that

School unveils first-in-nation iPhone tour



Visitors to the College of Charleston are the latest to get a self-guided walking tour directly from their iPhone. The school rolled out it's College of Charleston Tour application at a press conference this afternoon.

The app is currently available at the Apple iTunes app store for the iPhone and the iPod touch. According to a release, the tour features GPS assistance, 18 videos of the campus, and nearly 60 images of the school.

The application was developed in partnership with City Slicker, an interactive development company that already provides a similar service for Charleston tourists.

“We are excited to be the first university to offer a campus tour through an iPhone and iPod application and to do so in collaboration with an entrepreneurial Charleston-based company,” says College of Charleston President George Benson.

City Slicker, the developer of this ground-breaking application, also developed “Charleston City Slicker,” their first self-guided walking tour, which was the first such city tour for the iPhone, and Apple selected it as a “Staff Favorite” and “Pick of the Week.”

“City Slicker is thrilled to partner with the College of Charleston to develop what we believe is an evolutionary change in the college admissions process,” says Tommy Dew, CEO of City Slicker and a 1990 graduate of the College of Charleston. “We give prospective students and their families intuitive, convenient tools to enrich and facilitate the college selection process.”

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