NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro in cooperation with Studio “Lasso” with the support of the Capital City and Telenor Foundation held a press conference on May 11, 2018. in the UCG Sports and Cultural Centre.
At the press conference, a mobile application and web platform “Click Podgorica – Your guide through the Capital” was presented.
Presentation of this interesting application was also attended by the Mayor of Podgorica Slavoljub Stijepović, Director of Telenor of Montenegro Sandra Štajner, in front of Mladiinfo Montenegro project coordinator Džemal Lekić.”For us, in the Capital city, satisfaction is double because we have received an application that greatly facilitates mobility in Podgorica, but because of the fact that we have young, capable and smart people who care about their city and direct their knowledge to the good of all of us”, said Slavoljub Stijepović mayor of Podgorica. He also noted that the project has been supported by the Capital city since the start because it corresponds with the efforts of the city to digitize city transport and other content of the city.
This application is a set of the most important information relevant to citizens and tourists.
In the first version, information on city transport in Podgorica will be available, then all about cycling, cultural and historical sites, catering facilities, parks, sports facilities, health facilities, financial institutions and railways. “All this information is also important for our tourists, which are growing in Podgorica every year, so we can talk about the touristic value of this project and give it the epithet of a digital guide through the Capital City. Also, most importantly, the realization of such projects disburdens citizens and contributes to their comfort, affecting both the quality of traffic and the overall mobility of our citizens”, stressed Stjepović, pointing out that the Capital will continue to provide all technical assistance for such projects which are of benefit to all our fellow citizens, to be realized.
Director of Telenor Montenegro, Sandra Štajner recalled that as many as 70% of people use smart devices.
“The project, “Click Podgorica”, is one of nine that we successfully implemented last year in cooperation with non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals, following the needs of society and the principles of responsible business. Precisely because our focus is on the users and the whole community, together with the Capital, we have supported the idea of NGO “Mladiinfo Montenegro” to develop an application that will make the necessary information accessible to citizens and tourists. Practical data on traffic, health, culture, sports – are digitally integrated in Click Podgorica application, “Štajner pointed out.
The application was being developed for almost a year. For this period, the research was mostly focused on both urban traffic and other elements in the application. The application itself includes information from city traffic (500 bus stops), a timetable, contains a relevant database of catering facilities with information which objects are available to persons with disabilities, in which can be paid by card and other.
“The first version will find close to 1,500 locations in these categories. The plan is to continue researching and data entry for several other categories that would benefit residents and tourists of Podgorica, “said Project Coordinator Džemal Lekić.
According to Lekić, cultural, historical and religious heritage, users can search through 80 objects on the Click Podgorica application.
“Cycling got a special place in the application, where all bicycle paths, bicycle parks, as well as shops and services for bicycles were laid out. Users can search sports facilities in relation to sports that interest them, as well as to filter open and closed terrains and facilities selling sports equipment. The rich contents of parks and excursion sites allow users to search for children’s playgrounds, trim tracks, sports fields, exercise equipment and other public goods within parks and picnic grounds “, emphasized Lekić.
Health institutions are divided into pharmacies, clinics, polyclinics, health centres, offices, laboratories and emergency centres. In addition, users can find all branch offices of banks and ATMs in the territory of the Capital city. It is also possible to look at the stations and the timetable for rail traffic. A special place in the application will be cultural and entertainment events, where users will be able to be informed about details of the event, start time, location, price of tickets and the like. The application is translated into English, which will be of great use to tourists who visit Podgorica.
The application is available on the Google Play Store, and will soon be available on the Apple App Store.