University of Sindh Journal of Information and Communication Technology (Oct 2018)

Indus Explorer: An Android Based Tourist Guide Application

  • Arsalan Chandio,
  • Fayaz ahmed,
  • ghulam murtaza,
  • nazish basir

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 4
pp. 189 – 195


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Multimedia based tourist information applications are gaining much popularity with the increased usage of electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, tables and global positioning systems. In this research project multimedia tools have been used to develop an android based digital tour guide app for Sindh Province which will be used by tentative tourists from around the globe. For the ease of the tentative travelers, the digital tour guide app is available and named as followed on the google play store “Indus Explorer”. The purpose of this application is to introduce a digital and handy view of the archaeological, historical, recreational places for the interest of tourists, people, and the cultural aspects of Sindh one of the four provinces of Pakistan has great piece in the history of earliest and organized settlements. Sindh is also known as the great Indus civilization, which dates back as far as 1300 BCE. As the scientific researchers suggest, it is one of the oldest civilization in the world. The Android platform is the most popular operating system that is being used in the world, and keeping that in mind this extremely user-friendly platform have been used to develop this application, the system would hopefully provide Sindh, Pakistan with exposure at international and digital level, as it was observed that similar tourist applications are available but this systems to serves this particular purpose of highlighting the historical cultural heritage of Sindh.