DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The River District Association (RDA) in Danville has announced the River District Downtown App, Distrx, will be launched in early March.

The purpose of the app is to provide both visitors and residents of the Danville area with a directory of downtown businesses, parking information, walking tours, a calendar of downtown events and updated COVID-19 protocols.

The Distrx app is part of a nationwide network of Main Street districts. Locally, it will allow local businesses to keep contact information, business hours, websites, promotions and coupons they offer which can be updated in real-time.

All participating businesses will also be included in the Distrx search engine optimized website: https://distrx.com/districts/1457-danville-river-district-danville.

(Courtesy of the River District Association).

New districts are being added regularly, so mobile users throughout Virginia and across the country will be able to see information about Danville’s River District.

Those who download the app will be able to use it in participating districts throughout the country with no additional downloads needed.

The app and additional functionality are provided by the River District Association and is available at no cost to all businesses located within Danville’s River District.

The River District Downtown App will be able to be downloaded on Apple and Android devices within the Apple Store and Google Play App Store for free starting on March 6 with a scavenger hunt “apptivity” for the community.