TAMPA – Tampa Bay Online, Tampa Bay’s largest local news website, has launched a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices to provide Tampa Bay visitors with the latest news, weather and traffic information related to the Republican National Convention, as well as recommendations and maps for things to do and see while in Tampa Bay.
The RNC Visitors Guide App features recommendations and maps from the TBO.com newsroom including dining, beaches, attractions, museums, theme parks, nightlife, golf, shopping, relaxation and recreation, as well as the opportunity for local businesses to highlight themselves. The app also includes a political blog, questions and answers about the Republican National Convention, road closures and the latest traffic information, breaking news from the Convention and weather conditions.
The app is available as a free download. The recommendations and maps are also available on TBO.com’s mobile website, m.tbo.com. More information about the app can be found at http://www2.tbo.com/rnc-visitorsguide-app
TBO.com is Tampa Bay’s largest local news website, according to comScore, and along with The Tampa Tribune is owned by Media General, a leading provider of local news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company’s broadcast operations include 18 network-affiliated television stations and their associated digital and mobile media services. Media General got its start in the television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida, as an NBC affiliate. Today, WFLA is the company’s largest TV station, operating in the 14th largest DMA in the United States. Media General continues to own The Tampa Tribune and its associated print properties and expects to enter into a transaction with one of several prospective buyers for the group.