The Malta Independent 11 August 2022, Thursday

Ċittadella App nominated for international award

Monday, 8 October 2018, 09:04 Last update: about 5 years ago

Ċittadella App was nominated as best national digital solution for Malta for the international World Summit Awards (WSA). The World Summit Awards are a global initiative selecting digital innovation making positive impact on society.

With this nomination in the Category Culture and Tourism, Ċittadella App qualifies for evaluation among over 400 international projects by the WSA Jury 2018. Ċittadella App was nominated as best national digital solution for Malta for the international World Summit Awards.

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Designed and developed by keen.com.mt, this app is an exposition of the Citadel on the island of Gozo. It is a virtual presentation of the landmark location and it serves as an excellent guide when one is exploring the fortress city. In July 2016, the Ministry for Gozo launched the Campaign “#Ċittadella Gozo – Discover a National Treasure” to mark the inauguration of the restored Citadel. The Citadel App was part of an extensive campaign to bring the Citadel closer to the people.

The App was developed in a way that helps the user to explore the Citadel further and, in more depth, thus enhancing his/her visiting experience via a virtual guided tour. The App was devised to be used by the Citadel visitors as soon as they are approaching the fortress as well as other points of interest within the fortified city.

Facts, info, videos and immersive images are received on the App as the user is wandering and roaming around piazzas, streets and various cultural heritage attractions with the ultimate object to help the visitor discovering this unique gem on the island of Gozo. The WSA nominees 2018 show the richness, diversity and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world.

The WSA 2018 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value. Each year, WSA nominees are selected by the WSA National Experts from more than 180 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country – one for every WSA category. A nomination to the WSA hence is already and award in itself – the qualification to compete and be presented on an international level and being the best practice in Culture and Tourism nationally.

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