Welcome to Coun­try app wins

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Wee­ri­anna Street Media’s Welcome to Coun­try ap­pli­ca­tion has only been around for a few months but has al­ready notched up its first award.

The app won the award for best in­no­va­tion in online media at the Re­mote In­dige­nous Media Awards.

WSM di­rec­tor Tyson Mowarin said the award was recog­ni­tion for the pop­u­lar­ity of the app. “This gives it a bit more back­ing to go and po­ten­tially se­cure fund­ing to make an An­droid ver­sion and hope­fully en­cour­ages other groups to con­trib­ute wel­comes from their coun­try,” he said.

The free iPhone app uses push no­ti­fi­ca­tions to dis­play a welcome to coun­try video, text or im­age by a tra­di­tional owner when cross­ing avail­able tribal bound­aries.

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