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Jakarta Post

Nusantara Beta: Indonesia for free

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 18 2012   /  08:00 am

Going places: A new mobile application for Indonesian tourism informs users of the nearest tourist attractions and how to get there. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)A youth who described himself as far from being a seasoned traveler has created, with his friends, a travel guide application lauded by the country’s officials.

Sidiq Permana, Taufan Arfianto and a number of their colleagues from UIN Syarief Hidayatullah University launched earlier this month the second version of their Nusantara Beta application, described as a location-based mobile application for national tourism.

The application’s main function is to inform its users of the nearest tourist attractions in the archipelago and how to get there. However, Taufan, who is Nusantara Beta’s chief executive officer, said the application’s second version tries to move beyond that function.

“We want to feature ...