Israeli tourism: There’s an app for that

Israeli tourism: There’s an app for that

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Tourism Ministry launched an application for the iPhone that will make visits in the country easier.

The application launched Sunday will find the user’s location and allow him to receive fast and updated information on sites, tours, accommodations and events taking place in the immediate area, as well as other areas in Israel he plans to visit.

The system, in English and Hebrew and soon to be translated into Russian, German and French, is set to be adapted also to other electronic devices, according to the ministry.

The application, which can be downloaded for free, can be used offline. The iPhone user also can upload photographs and comments in real time to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.