September 23 - Organisers of the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade have unveiled four mobile device applications "apps" that are designed to make the Games more accessible online as well as providing information on scheduling, competitions and disabled access.
The apps will be linked to the Games official website and will be presented in Italian and English.
The official Trentino 2013 app will be available for both Android and Apple systems, providing official and up-to-date information on competitions taking place across the ten days of action as well as providing users with a platform for sharing media content such as photos, videos and posts via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter.
The "la Scheda Atleta" or "Athlete Tab" app aims to provide the athletes competing at the Games with a unique online space that they can access through mobile devices, allowing for interaction and communication.
Its creators, Trento RISE say that the new product will provide athletes with a "tool to integrate already existing online communities".
Trento RISE, which is based in the Trentino region of Italy, have also developed the Smart Campus app that is specifically aimed at the 1,500 volunteers that will be present at the Universiade which is due to run from December 11 to 21.
The app, which is available on the Android platform, will provide volunteers with scheduling and events information, details of meetings and relevant contacts along with an internal communications system.
The fourth app is called Trentino Accessible and is aimed at people with disabilities attending the Games.
The new app was first launched during the Fiemme 2013 Nordic Ski World Championships which took place in February and March of this year, and is available on Android and Apple platforms.
Using geolocation, the app will provide people with disabilities information on accessibility to over 1,500 buildings in and around the Trentino region as well as to around 250 Universiade sites and events that will be in use during the Games.
The disability app has been developed as part of a project called Context-Aware Intelligent, which aims at providing custom and intelligent services to people visiting the Trentino region.
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