Before going to the beach in Barcelona this summer check your Smartphone. Thanks to the “Infoplatges” (beach info) app which the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) has just developed, you can access all the information you would need in order to plan a day of chilling at the beach. The Infoplatges App tool will tell you not only meteorological information such as the weather, the state of the sea and the local weather forecast, but also information on facilities and activities available at each beach, directions, emergency information and other recommendations.

All information is real-time and constantly updated. Infoplatges is the latest example of Barcelona’s local government’s efforts to use technology to connect with its citizens. Other examples include the AMBtemps Bus that lets you know the arrival time of any metropolitan bus and AMB Taxi Barcelona that allows you to calculate the cost amount of any taxi journey within the city.