Hotel booking, flight booking, train and bus booking are done through the app for a long time. This has made travel apps popular. What else is grabbing a place of travel app in wanderlust mobile device is the companionship. It is like a true buddy to any traveler. It can not only book things for you but also suggest places, things to do, easy ways to reach there, and so on. A city guide app is kind of a local friend giving travel suggestions.
The growth of digital travel sales globally is 15.4%. Also, the growth of online hotel booking globally is 10.3% and that of air travel is 6.8%. The cumulative travel sales globally are $564.87 Billion. Now, if you are a travel app developing company, you must look twice to these statistics before clinging on to your next project.
Clients have different needs but as one of the top travel app development agency, We want to share the features such an app must have.
Features To Have In A City Guide App
1) Supports Multiple Language
Language can be a barrier to traveling to different countries. This makes multiple language support one of the core features in a city guide app. The app must support the local language of the city you are visiting and some of the most popular languages across the world.
2) Offline Access
Poor network connectivity can be one of the major issues when you are traveling places. No network means no internet and no internet means no use of mobile apps. The whole purpose of developing a travel app goes in vain in such a scenario. Which is why the app you develop should also work in the offline mode. Well, not many apps have this function and hence it will give you an upper hand compared to your competitors.
3) Emergency Contact
Emergency contacts are different country-wise. The ambulance, police station, and such emergency contact must be available in the app based on the country the user is visiting.
4) Public Transport
Travelers don’t have any knowledge or experience of public transport. The app must show what kind of transport is available in the city they are visiting like bus or train and their timing of arrival and departure. This will make the users know the cheapest and easiest way of traveling in an unknown destination.
5) Push Notifications
Websites are great but can they send messages to the users? No, for sending the push notifications directly to the users, a mobile app is the best way. The users stay tuned with the special events, discount or deal offers, and any other thing a user needs to know.
The location feature is one showing the user how to go where they want to go. The users won’t get lost and be spared from asking direction at every turn to unknown people in an unknown destination with GPS feature.
7) Social Sharing
All the people these days are on social media and everyone want to be active and wants to share all the things they are doing all the time. This makes integrating social sharing feature a compulsion in your iPhone or Android app development.
You might pour your best efforts in developing your city guide app. But, there will certain things you would have missed or done it wrong. A feedback feature will help the users get those things to point out and help you make the app even better.
Who Should You Hire For Developing Your City Guide App?
When you come to the confusion of hiring with an ample amount of companies available, choose the one with experience. 360 Degree Technosoft has an experience of 8 years and have developed a similar app. Preparture is a city guide app having almost all the features mentioned above. The app works as a travel planner for the user. The user can feed different locations and the app make a route by covering all the locations and showing which destination should be covered first, which one second, and which is the last. It also shows the directions to all these destinations.