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.