THE DEPUTY Leader of the Council, Peter Brooks, has praised the council's iPhone app designed to promote Greenwich.
Speaking at last week's full council meeting, Cllr Brooks said the application, which cost over £5,000 to develop, was "worth every penny".
Holding his iPhone in his hand, the councillor said he had downloaded the app a day earlier and that it was a "very good app".
It was revealed in a written answer to Councillor Alex Wilson that the application was downloaded 185 times between 20 August 2010 and 18 November 2010. Since then, the developer has not been able to supply further information, the answer states, but downloads have been estimated at 15 per week.
However, in a previous answer given in response to a Freedom of Information request from 853's Darryl Chamberlain in December 2010, it was stated that the app had been downloaded 563 times.
Destination Greenwich has been promoted in the council's Greenwich Time newspaper, which is delivered to every home in the borough.
The application contains a countdown to the London 2012 Olympics and a list of "treasures" in the borough.
£2,550 of the development cost was spent on the script, studio time and narration of the application's list of local treasures. The application contains 35 minutes of narration.
Destination Greenwich's list of Greenwich Treasures
- The O2
- Royal Observatory
- Greenwich Park
- Old Royal Naval College
- Queen's House
- National Maritime Museum
- St Alfege Church
- Greenwich Market
- Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre
- Cutty Sark
- Royal Artillery Barracks
Which "treasures" do you think the council should add to its list?