Get your mobile Loudoun and Fairfax Apps now and find the latest about what’s happening - or, for business owners, event planners, organizers or entertainers - upload mobile event details, photos, specials! New, free iPhone/Android Apps provide interactive, real-time local guides to events, entertainment, businesses, people, and places from Loudoun County, VA through the Dulles Corridor - along the entire “Silver Line” metro route through Fairfax into Loudoun!
Download the FREE Loudoun360 Mobile App
“Hey Loudoun, there’s an app just for us,” says Brandon Rigsbee, creator of “Loudoun360”, the new, free mobile application (app) available for iPhone and Android users. Loudoun360 makes it easy and fun for residents and visitors to connect with the people, places, businesses, and events of Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County and Dulles-area community in real time…and from every angle.
Loudoun360 is a free mobile app that provides an interactive real-time guide to local restaurants, activities, and fun events in Northern Virginia’s thriving Loudoun County, part of the Washington DC metro area. “This is an app just for us in Loudoun,” says Brandon Rigsbee, Loudoun County resident and creator of Loudoun360. “It connects our residents and businesses to one another and gives visitors and business investors a chance to look at us from every angle.”
In addition to Loudoun County events and activities, the new app also highlights local small businesses and personalities with integrated GPS mapping, and promotes Loudoun local charity events on a regular basis. Loudoun360 also delivers interactive photo galleries from professional and amateur photographers, plus streaming Loudoun County videos.
Birth of a Loudoun App Whose Time Has Come
According to findings by the Internet marketing research firm, ComScore, over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones in 2010. “And by 2013, that number is expected to quadruple,” says Rigsbee, referring to predictions shared by respected business sources such as Crain’s Business and CNET.
Fortune magazine recently published research clearly showing that mobile devices will soon become the most dominant computing platform on the planet, far exceeding desktop PC usage. And according to a Google study, 74% of smartphone shoppers make a purchase as a result of using their smartphones to help with shopping, and 88% of those who look for local information on their smartphones take action within a day.
“It’s clear that we are deep within a paradigm shift when it comes to accessing the Internet for information and content” observes Rigsbee. “And we truly believe that the Loudoun360 app has arrived just in time to capitalize on that trend.”
An App to Share with the People and Businesses of Loudoun
“We hope the free Loudoun360 app is recognized by business owners as something that can help them increase sales and their own brand recognition,” reports Rigsbee. “I believe users will enjoy the fun, 100% positive and upbeat vibe that my product and company projects…and lives!”
“I use the app every day,” says Loudoun local Carrie Harris. “It’s the easiest way to find out what’s going on around me, right now, whether I’m leaving work, in a restaurant, the doctor’s office, or at the mall. It literally puts Loudoun’s social and business events right at my fingertips.”
All Loudoun, All the Time in Real Time
“I’d like Loudoun360 to become a trusted and on-demand resource that users depend on for info about fun and interesting events in Loudoun,” says Rigsbee. “Users can turn on the Loudoun app for instant access to a laundry-list of information at their fingertips, so that they can decide how to best spend their day and entertainment dollar. We compile the best of Loudoun all on one free app for everyone to use. And we’re just getting started! The Loudoun360 brand will continue to grow in its support of local businesses and events, and we’re excited to offer our mobile platform as THE go-to resource for what’s happening in Loudoun and additional nearby areas along the Dulles Corridor.”
The free app provides real-time location-based information on events, dining, festivals, wine-tastings, live music, children’s activities, and much more. “We update our database daily so that it’s always current and relevant,” says Rigsbee. “As part of its interactive features, the Loudoun360 app even allows users to submit their own events and event photos. The goal is to make sure that everything of interest is illuminated and accessible the way people want it…on their mobile devices. The Loudoun360 brand covers all of Loudoun, from Ashburn, Brambleton and Sterling, Purcellville and Lovettsville, to South Riding, Middleburg, Leesburg and Lansdowne - and many other local towns and neighborhoods.
I love the Loudoun community. It’s an amazing place to live and I feel fortunate to be here. As I researched the Loudoun360 idea it really hit me; there are so many great events in our area and so many exciting ways to spend each day that I just had to do it. Honestly I thought I had a grasp on the Loudoun County scene but was pleasantly surprised to find out about so much more. The number of great events and the people behind them are absolutely impressive. Couple that with the sheer number of people in our area that are using smartphones…I mean it just seemed like a natural progression to build something useful that would easily connect the people of Loudoun to all of these great events.”
Loudoun360’s partner brand, “GoFairfax” (GoFFX) by KME Internet Marketing of South Riding is also starting to deliver integrated mobile event and entertainment information to users east of Loudoun along the entire Dulles Corridor, from the Dulles Airport area, Herndon and Reston through Great Falls and into Tysons Corner, McLean and Vienna. GoFairfax mobile events and business information sharing via iPhone and Android apps is available now, at http://www.goffx.com .
Use of the Loudoun360 app is already in full-swing.
Loudoun360 recently partnered with Leesburg’s First Friday to offer the monthly event on its mobile platform. The Loudoun360 app’s GPS-capabilities enabled users to find out exactly what was happening during the event depending on their location; it was a great success and the partnership will continue each month. In addition, Loudoun360 recently announced an exciting new partnership with the Loudoun County Fair to promote and host Fair event information on the Loudoun360 mobile platform.
Loudoun360 Today and Tomorrow
The company’s website, http://www.loudoun360.com featu,res the same information as the app and can be accessed from any smart phone or traditional browser. The website also offers users and business owners the ability to load their own events, specials and videos for promotion across the site and app. Like the Loudoun360 app itself, most promotional opportunities are free. “It’s our way of serving our community and helping our neighbors succeed,” explains Rigsbee.
The Loudoun360 app will continue to evolve with the times. In addition to being compatible with iPhone and Android devices, the new app also works on Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch. In the future, the company plans to release versions of the product on other mobile platforms as well.
The Loudoun360 app is available for free download at http://www.loudoun360.com, as well as worldwide through Apple’s App Store and in Google’s Android Market. The Loudoun360 community can be found at Loudoun360 Facebook and also on Twitter @loudoun360. For more information, visit http://www.Loudoun360.com or call Brandon Rigsbee at (703) 999-3703.
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