The growing interest in Sofia, which is measured by the growing number of tourists from over 48 countries around the world, is an incentive for the creation of numerous mobile applications. Sofia is among the top 10 cities for entrepreneurship in recent years. Sofia Tech Park and Sofia Startup Expo are among the reasons why companies and projects in the field of information and communication technologies have had an opportunity to present and develop innovative solutions for a better and greener life in Sofia. The Bulgarian capital gathers at the same place the entire startup ecosystem of Europe (from technology creators through innovation managers to investors) to build partnerships. The new mobile applications are an essential part of this environment - your mobile guide around the sights of Sofia. The market is flexible enough to meet the different wishes and interests of the guests of the city: you can choose from a variety of mobile apps with a different range of landmarks and how to use them - you can rent something for the day through a website, or download a mobile application, which would guide you around Sofia.
At www.visitsofia.bg you can use two guides in English - Farrol City Guides, Pocket guide and the Sofia around me App. Farrol City Guides offers an overview of Sofia, 4 main attractions, 4 places where you can taste the cuisine of Sofia, and 4 interesting facts about the traditions of Sofia.
Pocket guide offers a detailed route to the main sights in downtown Sofia.
Sofia CulTOUR Mobile App is another interactive platform which provides information about the most interesting and popular cultural events, cultural and historical landmarks, museums, galleries and routes around the sights of Sofia. Sofia CulTOUR Mobile App is a virtual cultural guide which can be useful to the guests and residents of Sofia. The app is free and lets its users create their own cultural route. It offers an easy and quick choice of what to visit, when to do it and where to go: http://www.cultour.online, http://www.cultour.online/?lang=en
Those who want to learn more about Sofia’s past will soon be able to choose Reinvent Sofia – a mobile app for the cultural heritage of the city, a free game that presents a map of Sofia and includes different landmarks from different historical periods - Prehistory, the Thracian period, the Greco-Roman period, the Middle Ages, the Ottoman period, the Kingdom of Bulgaria and the Socialism. The goal of the game is to collect all places and topics in the correct historical order. You can find more information about the application at the Tourist Information Centers of Sofia. There you can also find the information you need about all sights in the city, free tourist maps and materials on different topics as well as another offer to get to know Sofia's legacy through the game Sofia: In the Shoes of one of its Residents and ideas for selfie photos around the sights of this ancient and modern city.
On September 17 - the Day of Sofia, the National Museum of Military History will present some new interactive features of its exhibitions - touch screen app with previously prepared urban routes that follow the military history of the city, as well as a platform for virtual access to the most interesting exhibits of the exposition.
The mobile app useful to all residents and guests of Sofia is Sofia Traffic - for Android 2.3 and newer versions; for IOS 7.0 or later versions. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod. It provides information on the schedule of public transport vehicles in real time.
Both real and virtual Sofia are yours – take them!