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Panama Canal Launches Mobile App

Date: 17-MAR-2014

Panama City, Panama, March 17, 2014 - The Panama Canal has launched its new app for mobile devices in its communication effort to enable a broader audience to experience what the waterway has to offer.

"The new mobile applications will allow the Panama Canal to reach more people," said Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. "We have great content in our everyday operation of the waterway, and with the new mobile app we will able to deliver it to our audiences."

The Panama Canal mobile app is available for the following operating systems: iOS (Apple for both iPhone and iPad), Android and Windows Phone. The Blackberry app will be available in the next few days.

"This app is also a way to communicate about Panama around the world and for people to know more about our country and its Canal," added the Administrator.

Features

The application in its first version allows users to access the live webcams, tide charts (for the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans), weather radar, photographs and videos, as well as current facts and information to visit the Canal, especially during this year in which the waterway celebrates its centennial.

From within the app, available in English and Spanish, content can be shared in several social networks.

The new mobile app strengthens the current Panama Canal's communication efforts digitally and online. Online communication at the Panama Canal is developed through the following channels:

  • The Panama Canal official website - http://www.pancanal.com - The website includes photos, videos, animations , computer graphics and information, now easily shareable through social networks.
  • Social Networks - The Panama Canal has an active presence in Twitter (@thepanamacanal), Facebook (canaldepanama), Instagram (canaldepanama) and YouTube (PanamaCanalOnline).
  • The Panama Canal visitor website - http://visitacanaldepanama.com - The new official tourism website invites visitors to live the Panama Canal experience. In this website, visitors can find detailed information to plan their visit to the Canal.

About the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
The ACP is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The operation of the ACP is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. Please refer to the ACP's website: http://www.pancanal.com/ or follow us on Twitter @thepanamacanal.


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