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Abu Dhabi Rolls Out Cell Phone App To Ease Navigation

Posted: Jul. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Remember the days before cell phones, where getting lost even in your native country was a nightmare? What about a country with locals who can't speak your language? Well, in Abu Dhabi, there's now an App for that or at least there will be soon. QR encoded road signs will guide tourists through the city, making the once unfamiliar streets into an easily navigated paradise.

Street signs in the emirate of Abu Dhabi will soon include QR codes that can be recognised by smartphones, the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) announced in a statement sent on Tuesday.

The codes will provide historical and background information about the street and its name while also providing additional details about the location. They will first be implemented by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City in the capital, and are being developed as part of the Abu Dhabi Emirate Street Addressing, GeoNames and Signage System (ADAGS), which aims to uniquely identify addresses and streets in the emirate.


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