New German Foreign Mission Abroad App
Like many people today, I spend a considerable amount of time on my mobile smartphone. I just downloaded the new app, created by The Federal Foreign Office, who runs a global network of more than 230 missions abroad. This app is interactive and informative and it provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO and its embassies and consulates.
You may have to download the App Store for your mobile device here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id375380948?shopNamespace=shop&mt=8
And then search for “Auswärtiges Amt”. When it shows up, you will need your Apple ID (e-mail and password you signed up with). Once it downloads, you can immediately start using it.
Once I selected Vancouver, it brought me to a page that says: “Herzlich Willkommen auf der Startseite des deutschen Generalkonsulates Vancouver.” On the same page, they offer a “Reise (Travel) App”, Hinweis der Vertretung (Tips from Representatives) which was empty and then a video and photo gallery. The videos and photos all seem to show Germany-related content, rather than local Vancouver content, but it is still convenient to have this all in one place.
The funny thing is that it allowed me to see the introduction to the new Consul General, Josef Beck, through the app much sooner than me checking it out online.
There is also a Facebook Page now. https://www.facebook.com/GermanyInCanada