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Downtown Guelph Scavenger Hunt
July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm
Imagine an app like Pokémon Go, but for grown-ups. People could go on scavenger hunts and collect prizes, while also discovering can’t-miss local small business destinations in turn. An app that connects customers with businesses in entirely fun and novel ways, while contributing to our city’s success. Now there’s an app for that…and it was made right here in Guelph, Ontario.
Guelph-based mobile app development company Midnight Illusions is bringing fun to your phone through Dux, an app that uses the power of Augmented Reality to help locals and tourists rediscover the magic of Main Street, and beyond. Simply hold up your iOS or Android phone as you walk down the street, and local culture, tourism, and small business information pops into view in real-time. The app also informs users about specials and deals being offered by stores and businesses that can be shared via social media with friends.
In partnership with the Downtown Guelph Business Association, Dux users can take part in a Downtown Guelph Scavenger Hunt running from July 10-21. Use the app to locate four puzzle pieces hidden around downtown. Collect all pieces to unlock a ballot to win one of 20 prizes, including “Downtown Dollars” (redeemable at many downtown locations) and local cook books.
“We are very excited to be launching our novel Augmented Reality-based app in our hometown of Guelph,” said company director Jason Bavington. “Dux was designed from the ground-up to specifically meet the needs of local small businesses, uniquely connecting owners with shoppers. It gives people a fun and playful way to explore our city and region at their own leisure and pace directly on their phone, alleviating any concerns regarding crowding or distancing.”
The bonus? When the scavenger hunt is over you’ll still have a direct link to unique local small business gems and cultural discoveries in the downtown Guelph area and throughout Wellington County and beyond – a long-term prize for everyone and a win-win for our entire region!
Join the Downtown Scavenger Hunt from July 10-21 by downloading the Dux app this coming Friday for your iOS/Android phone here: www.dux.city/download