Downtown Roanoke gets informational iPads - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Lets Talk Technology

Downtown Roanoke iPads

ROANOKE, VA -

Technology is hitting Downtown Roanoke in a big way.

Many people are stopping by iPads at different places in Downtown Roanoke.

With a few clicks, Art Sellers says he could find out what restaurants or shops are downtown, how to get there, and even where to park. He says it's a great way to attract more people to the downtown area.

"If they know where they are going to go and see it here and they can plan their meet up," Roanoke resident Art Sellers says. "They can know more about the town and look for the restaurants, bars, and bakeries."

David Blevins says he's impressed too.

"It's great," Roanoke resident David Blevins says. "I'm really into technology and the better the technology the more we should use it and it's a great example of it being used."

The employees at Downtown Roanoke Inc. Are behind the tech boost in the area. The money for the iPads comes from the organization's Special Project's budget.

"We wanted to increase visitor awareness of the area and introduce people already here to new places," Matthew Klepeisz, DRI Communication Manager. "It shows how tech savvy we are."

The iPads are located at the walkway between Hotel Roanoke and the Market Building, the Taubman Museum of Art, and the Jefferson Center.

You can also find the information on the iPad at the Downtown Roanoke Inc. website.

  • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
    Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...
  • Valley View interchange construction closes I581

    Valley View interchange construction closes I581

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:23:40 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.