OK, I am impressed with GoCablecar. What? What's that? I can hear you ask. So the Dubrovnik Cable Car, one of the most popular tourist attractions (for good reason) in the south of Croatia has recently gone step further with their offer by creating a special app. You might think that in this modern, technological world that everything in Dubrovnik, you would be wrong. In fact, the Dubrovnik Cable car is one of the first. But, as the English say, the proof is in the pudding, so I downloaded the app to check it out.
You can search through either the App Store or Google Play, or simply scan the QR code that you see here. I was greeted by a rather funky and easy to use app that had all the info at the swipe of my finger. I even learnt a few things about the cable car. I never knew that the average speed was 6.5 metres per second. I am rather a nerd and love those engineering facts. Such as the track length that is 778 metres or that the height of the Upper Station was 405 metres.
Real-time status of cable car
With the app you can see ticket prices, see the status of the cable car, interesting facts, find things to do when you get to the top (and believe me there are plenty of options) and even find the location of the cable car which handily opens in Google Maps, along with directions. Really, really good, and I am not a great lover of apps normally. The blurb states that "The GoCableCar app allows you to receive real-time status updates from the Dubrovnik Cable Car and offers key information about the cable car and activities at and around the upper cable car station."
And yes, it is available for both Apple and Android. And the app will only act as a base that can be developed and added o in the future. I have a sneaky feeling that other similar apps will pop up like mushrooms after the rain following in the footsteps of this cable car one. But imitation is the highest form of flattery, so hats off to the cable car team. And yes, it is still download on my smart phone. What are you waiting for?