Phuket Tourist Police launch new iPhone app
PHUKET: The Tourist Police have released a new bilingual app to help local and foreign tourists alike.
Friday 23 September 2011, 04:38PM
The app provides information in English and Thai about the locations of Tourist Police stations, local attractions, restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, hospitals, and more. In addition, tourists who need assistance or are involved in accidents can use the app to directly inform the Phuket Tourist Police. The service also works in Ranong, Krabi, Trang, Songkla, Surat Thani, Koh Samui and Narathiwat.
Deputy Director of Sub-Division 5 of Tourist Police Division Pol Lt Col Sathit Polpanit said the application will be convenient for tourists.
“As tourists can now contact us at anytime it is more convenient for them. Moreover, if they need help there is a function that shows their position in relation to the nearest tourist police station,” said Pol Lt Col Sathit.
Currently only compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, there are plans to further develop the app.
“It was only launched on September 14, so I think in about a month we will have better feedback from users. Right now it is only available in only two languages, Thai and English, but we plan to release it in other languages as well to better cater to international visitors,” said Pol Lt Col Sathit.