Broughty Ferry RNLI Launches IPhone Website PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 January 2010 15:19

Broughty Ferry RNLI Launches IPhone Website

Following the success of www.broughtyferrylifeboat.org, Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station launches its own Apple IPhone Webapp.

On January 25th 2010, Broughty Ferry lifeboat station was announced as Scotland’s busiest lifeboat station for 2009 with a total of 103 shouts saving 44 lives. The busy station has a busy website also. www.broughtyferrylifeboat.org currently attracts about 600 visitors a month and has many features to keep visitors coming back.

Launched in August 2008 the website has grown from strength to strength every month since. The website has features such as photo galleries, video content, a shouts section that is updated for every shout, a news section, information on the crew, station and boats, and a forum where people and supports can communicate.

Broughty Ferry Lifeboat station has just launched an Apple IPhone Webapp. IPhone users, can now get Broughty Ferry News, events, and shout information right to their Phone in a compatible format.

http://iphone.broughtyferrylifeboat.org is the latest in an effort to raise the profile of Broughty Ferry Lifeboat station and the RNLI. All sections of both sites are updated regularly.

Stephen Stack, spokesman for Broughty Ferry RNLI says

‘We want to use technology to keep our supporters and people with an interest in the station involved in station activities. Our website is a huge success, and we are always thinking of new ideas to keep people coming back to the website. We expect the IPhone Webapp to be very successful. The key is keeping the site up to date; content is updated 2 – 3 times a week.’

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RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Stephen Stack, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07827 892243 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Rachel Martin, Media Relations Manager Scotland on 07786 668903 or ramartin@rnli.org.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789


RNLI online

For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 138,000 lives.

A charity registered in Scotland (SCO37736) and England and Wales (209603). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2010 10:28