App Features

Single Use Passcodes Now Available

Tour Buddy Apps listens to clients to help them reach more visitors and users in a variety of industries.  A feature that has become increasingly important is privacy and controlling who consumes their content.  For over 2 years, Tour Buddy has offered a private sign-in for branded apps.  Now, clients can increase privacy with single use passcodes that can only be used on one device.

Here are just a few examples of how single use download codes can be used:

Tour Operators

Tour operators can offer a mobile app as an “add-on” to their guests.  The mobile app can provide additional tours or foreign language tours to guests who take the tour.  Guests would download the tour operator’s app and then enter the download code in the sign-in.  Guests would not be able to share their passcode with anyone else because once the passcode is used on a device, it can not be used again on a different device.


Special Events

Organizations who want limit how many people and/or who downloads their content can use single use passcodes.  Particularly for paid events or experiences, organizations offer the single use passcode to access the tour after guests have paid.


Books and Paper Map Tours

Book publishers and producers of paper maps can create and offer a digital tour to people who purchase their products.  The book or map would have download instructions and the username and single use passcode for the consumer to download the content.  This information would be written in its material and only accessible to people who buy the product.


Interested in using single use passcodes for your location, event or book?  Contact us now!


3 Ways for Tour Operators to use the Tour Buddy App


As the winter freeze leaves and spring is in the air Tour Operators all over begin gearing up for the new season ahead.  Each wondering how to maximize their time and resources by offering their tour services in a new clear, concise, innovative way.  Tour Buddy Apps helps Tour Operators across the globe launch unforgettable GPS triggered app tours.  


3 ways to use the Tour Buddy App:

  1.  The Tour Buddy App can be connected to the vehicle’s speaker system.  The app then plays engaging GPS triggered content.  The audio plays hands free every time automatically.  The hands free audio can provide a high quality tour every time without depending on a live guide for the entire tour.
  2. Offer foreign language tours and cater to guests from all over the globe.  The guests download the Tour Buddy App and then access the tour in their language through a private sign-in.
  3. The Tour Buddy App can be pre downloaded on Apple or Android device with the tour operator’s tours.   Guests can then pay an additional fee to rent the device.  This removes the need for guests to download apps to their own device.

Bonus Option! These features are all included with a Branded App, that can be easily launched by the tour operator with the easy to use Tour Buddy App Builder.  The branded app can include tours for purchase as well as  a private sign-in for guests who pay for tickets on site.

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Media and Weblinks in Your Guide

Media and Weblinks engage users longer

Including audio and video in your mobile app tour allows users to listen, watch and experience the story you are telling.  Users can listen to audio as they walk around a location or watch a video for a deeper understanding about a point of interest.  These elements keep users in an app longer than just text and create an interactive experience.  Clickable weblinks and clickable phone numbers also help users get more information or interact with a point of interest in real time within the app.


Media and Weblinks are great for guides with:

  • An Audio Tour
  • A Video Tour
  • A Virtual Tour

Want to see how media and weblinks work on the App Builder Platform?

Click here to see a video that shows the audio feature on the App Builder.

Click here to see a video that shows the video feature on the App Builder.

Click here to see a video that shows the weblinks feature on the App Builder.

GPS and Custom Maps in Your Guide

GPS and Custom Maps connect your content, location and users

Telling your story with a guide created on the App Builder platform gives you the opportunity to paint a complete picture of your location.  Users can see where each point of interest is located on the GPS enabled map as well as where they are located on the same map to get directions or scroll through stops and listen to audio.  Custom maps that are usually found in brochures or are printed give users another view of a location that is curated for a specific experience.  Both maps give a sense of place, context and navigation as they experience a tour on location or from anywhere.


GPS and Custom Maps are great for guides with:

  • Driving Tours
  • Walking Tours
  • Facility (Indoor) Tours
  • Museum Tours
  • Events


Want to see how the GPS Map and Custom Map work on the App Builder Platform?

Click here to see a video that shows the GPS map feature on the App Builder.

Click here to see a video that shows the Custom map feature on the App Builder.

Multiple Lists and Categories in Your Guide

Why Multiple Lists and Categories can benefit your guide

As you create your guide on the App Builder Platform, thinking about how to organize your content usually is one of the first things to consider.  The multiple lists/categories feature is a great way to include different tours or themes in one guide. Users can have an even richer experience as they interact with your content according to location or theme.

Multiple Categories and Lists are great for guides with:

  • Multiple Tours
  • Multiple Themes
  • Multiple Languages
  • Event Schedules
  • Sponsors

Want to see how to turn on multiple lists/categories and use them in your guide?  See this video.