Beaufort lands on the Iphone app market (Updated: Hilton Head chamber gets an app, Beaufort says one is coming)

Beaufort SC 365

Updated December 31: You may remember that when we first reported this the Beaufort app we were talking about was an unofficial app, that is it wasn't connected to a chamber.

Well The Island Packet has a report that the Hilton Head Island chamber's app will be out in February for Iphone and Ipad.

As for the Beaufort Chamber, it says Beaufort should have an official app in four to six weeks.

Check out the Packet report here.

Reported October 9: Albeit long overdue, Beaufort finally has found itself in the iTunes App Store.

For $1.99 you can download what appears to be a pretty comprehensive guide of Beaufort and the Sea Islands to your Iphone or Ipad

The app is called Beaufort SC 365 and was authored by Lisa Annelouise Rentz, public relations head for ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, and published by Sutro Media.

Here is the iTunes summary of the new app:

Beaufort SC has festivals on the water, history in the homes, art on the walls, architecture on the streets, gardens in the shade, drama on the stage, and fresh seafood on the tables— all twenty minutes from the beach and miles from hectic. 

Explore the Queen of the Sea Islands year-round. The 'Good to Know' section gives context to the tidal rivers, the Gullah people, Spanish Moss, oysters, and other Lowcountry intricacies. The 60 entries mapped in the historic district amount to a great day or two or three of relishing a small but not sleepy town; add your own excursions to old village Port Royal, the barrier islands, and beyond with geographic filters. Sort through 'Performances & the Arts' and 'Festivals & Active Fun' and 'In & On the Water' to find the scene that suits your speed, or choose from the 9 recommended tour-- on foot, kayak, boat, or horse. 

If you're moving to Beaufort with the military or as a retiree, this guide is a friendly introduction to the people and events of the past 300 years. Welcome.

We haven't yet had time to work through the app, but we will and will shoot a review on here as soon as we do. In the meantime, below are some screenshots from the app, and if you buy the app we invite you to shoot your comments up here. Just launched this week, the app hasn't received a rating on iTunes, yet.

While we're talking apps, it appears the Hilton Head Island - Bluffton Chamber of Commerce also is getting into the app game according to its monthly newsletter. 

According to the newsletter:

Visitors will soon have a way to explore the island via smartphone. Chamber members can soon get in on the app screen. Direct business to your door by listing profile information on everything from menus to hours of operation. This new service will be available to chamber members later this month.

Hopefully this app will be more valuable to the island than the other Hilton Head Island travel app out there which has received 1 1/2 star rating on iTunes.