Cockermouth in West Cumbria is the first town in the county to launch its very own app.
It has information on local amenities including places to eat and drink, tourist destinations and mother and toddler groups.
Joe Broomfield, the town centre manager, said: "More and more people are using apps today. You see them walking down the street with their smart phones out and with their tablets. On its own it's not going to be a panacea but it is part of the marketing mix."