Nestled in middle of the desolate Nevada desert rests a little oasis that is best described in a quote by one Obi Wan Kenobi: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”  While that could be used to describe the city’s seedy, mob ruled past, people prefer to just shorten it up and call it by the much sexier, “Sin City.”  After all, the “City That Never Sleeps,” was already taken, and the tourism board thought that, “City that Shouldn’t be Visited by Epileptics After Dark” seemed too long to fit on a brochure.

With the city’s newly adopted “cleaner” demeanor, the ARIA Resort and Casino has decided to make the experience of being a tourist that much more efficient by releasing three groundbreaking apps meant to put the city at your fingertips.


ARIA
Considering how massive resorts are getting nowadays, it only seems like common sense to have an application that at least acts as a map for the haphazardly navigating visitor.  Not only will you be able to find your way around with relative ease, but you can also make reservations at your establishment of choice, all without ever leaving the program.  If your meal left an impression on you, there is even an option to rate your location, so that others can see what you thought.  At the end of a tough day, you can even use the tool to hail the aid of concierge service, which is always at your beck and call.  Talk about being in total control!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-07-08 :: Category: Travel


CityCenter Fine Art Collection
Scattered throughout the sprawling ARIA Resort are numerous pieces of art, strewn about.  Think that wall near you looks odd and maybe even out of the ordinary?  You can use this app to verify if in fact what you’re looking at is a work of art, or just the pipe dream of an overambitious interior decorator.  With a collection that is made up of contributions from fifteen different artists, you can make a scavenger hunt out of art watching.  That sure sounds like a heck of alot more entertaining than looking at a painting from behind a velvet rope.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-07-06 :: Category: Travel

Vegas Reality
In what is probably the most useful software of the trio, Vegas Reality is your one stop shop for information about everything on the Strip.  Through a simple scan of an image, you will get updated information about what you are looking at, how to book reservations, and interesting anecdotal facts about the location in question.  Those that are navigationally challenged, like yours truly, something like this would be irreplaceable as I attempt to stagger from casino to casino, looking for my chance to finally hit it big.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-04-30 :: Category: Travel

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