Toronto dad, Phil Vlach, released a new app called “The Toronto Fun Guide,” which aims to solve the cumbersome process of registering kids for various Toronto Parks and Recreation programs.
Vlach took over 100 pages from Toronto’s official Parks and Recreation website and various PDF guides to manually extract the information. He then took the information and wrote an iOS app to display the information in a user friendly way so parents would have an easy to use resource. In a statement, Vlach said:
“It’s designed around searchability and making search really easy, grouping stuff together, saving it to a favourites program and then being able to actually hit the ‘register button’ from the app.”
The app allows parents to filter programs based on location, age group, and specific categories. Once you found an event of interest, you can add it to your favourites or your devices calendar.
The City of Toronto currently runs approximately 80.000 recreational programs with more than 600,000 participants each year.
The Toronto FUN Guide for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 7.0 or later.