Festival Guides

Bookmarks Book Festival App

Bookmarks 14th annual Festival of Books and Authors going on September 6th – 9th, 2018 is known as the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas.  Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit based in Winston-Salem, NC with a mission to connect readers with authors and books.  This year’s festival promises not to disappoint with 51 award-winning authors, panels & exhibitors, readings, book signings, & Family-friendly events.  And, for the first year ever you can plan your festival experience with the Bookmarks Book Festival app available on the App Store and Google Play for free.

The App

The festival app not only contains scheduling and directional information but also includes each authors biography and website.  The scheduling categories include: Schedule by Day, Schedule by Venue, Ticketed Events, and Booksigning Times.  With this easy to use app any of the venues can be quickly found using the GPS directions or the custom Festival Map. Other categories in the app include: Exhibitors & Food trucks, Sponsors, & FAQ’s bringing all that is available right at your fingertips.

Tour Buddy Apps is proud to work with Bookmarks that in 2017 reached 40,000 people through its programming and hopes to reach more than 55,000 in 2018.

11th Annual Savannah Book Festival App Now Available

The Savannah Book Festival is happening February 15-18, 2018 for the 11th annual year.  It is free and open to the public. Festival Saturday now features over 40 authors appearing at seven venues around three historic squares in beautiful downtown Savannah.  To help the attendees from all over the US optimize festival Saturday, the Savannah Book Festival created an app using the Tour Buddy Apps platform.  The app gives users the opportunity to see the schedule and learn about featured authors and their books.  The app is now available on the App Store and Google Play

The App

The Savannah Book Festival saw an opportunity to digitize their content by adding an app to their festival.  The Savannah Book Festival App allows users to not only see the full schedule, but also the exact location of each venue.  Users can use the GPS map to click on the various venues and choose “Get Directions” so that they can get walking/driving directions to each location.  One of the biggest draws of the festival, coming to see the authors and learning about new books, is made easier with the app because users can click on links to read more about books and authors directly from the app.  The app includes an interactive GPS map as well as a custom map created for the festival to help navigate the seven venues.  The delicious and enticing Food Truck and Eatery information is also available with the full list of food trucks on site.

Catch the highlights of the 10th Annual Savannah Book Festival

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To create an app for your festival contact Tour Buddy Apps.




The Geekend App is here for the 2018 Geekend Conference in Savannah, GA

The Geekend App for iOS and Android devices helps attendees navigate the Geekend Conference February 2 – 3, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia. This intentionally interdisciplinary conference brings together cutting-edge tech and creative visionaries who will inspire attendees with startups and innovative thinking to grow and scale any business.   As one of the Creative Coast’s signature events, the Geekend conference started in 2009 and has been part of a creative renaissance and revitalization in Savannah.


With the Geekend App, attendees can decide which awesome session they want to attend each day. Users can navigate from a session on ‘Designing for the Future of AR/VR’ to another on ‘Cryptocurrency Crash Course.’   Attendees will be inspired at sessions and make connections with other artists, entrepreneurs, educators and techies at Happy Hours or the Closing ProjectMQ Indie Game Awards on Saturday night. The Geekend App also includes push notifications to communicate with attendees for interactive voting and real time messages.


Don’t miss your chance to meet the people behind Savannah’s hottest products, experiences and companies!  Tickets are still available here. Check out the Geekend App today on the App Store and Google Play.



The Look Book Hunt App

The LOOK Book Hunt App is a product of self-published author Barbara Tibbetts’ scavenger hunt book series, The LOOK Book.  Barbara had a vision to make these well loved scavenger hunt’s available as an App for family outings, adult competitions, and team building.  This stimulating, interactive outlet is now available on the App Store for $2.99.

The App

The current scavenger hunts available are:

  • Nantucket Christmas Stroll
  • L.A. California (The Getty Museum)
  • Philadelphia, PA (Constitutional Walk)
  • Springfield / Home of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston, MA
  • Boston, MA (Custom House)
  • Boston, MA (Freedom Trail)
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Concord / Lexington, MA
  • Nantucket, MA
  • Salem, MA

Each scavenger hunt has 10 stops.  Each stop contains a picture for the participant to look for, some interesting information about the location, and a quiz question with multiple choice answers.  The quiz is interactive and fun for adults and children of all ages alike with “Oh No, Try Again!” and “Congratulations! You got a sticker!”.  Competitive anticipation can entice the participant to fill up their scorecard to get to the next stop.  Each stop has GPS points and a google map for those that may need help finding a location.  Happy Hunting!

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City Guides, Savannah, Georgia


As Savannah’s local mobile app company, Tour Buddy Apps wanted to give the over 7 million tourists who visit Savannah every year an easy way to find and download the best guides to history, attractions and events in the area.  Savannah Experiences available on iOS and Android includes over 10 guides for download and was created using the App Builder Platform.  

What’s in the App?

Savannah’s amazing attractions range from beautiful historic parks and picturesque beaches to delicious local food and kid friendly museums. The Savannah Experiences App is a Multi-Guide App that lets users download guides for a wide range of experiences all in one place.  Tourists and locals alike can check out the local event app like First Friday Art March or download the Bonaventure Cemetery Tour and learn about the cemetery’s famous inhabitants.

Partnering with Visit Savannah

Tour Buddy Apps has partnered with Visit Savannah, the visitor bureau of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to offer our Savannah Audio Walking Tour in 7 free Foreign Language Tours.  All audio and tour content is available offline in separate apps for the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.

Apps available for download in Savannah Experiences:

Bonaventure Cemetery Tour LITE: Free
Der Savannah Stadtrundgang: Free
First Friday Art March: Free
Geekend: Free
Passeio de Savannah: Free
Paseo de Savannah: Free
The Scout Guide: Free
Savannah for Kids: Free
Savannah Walking Tour: $8.99
Savannah Walking Tour LITE: Free
Starland District: Free
Stopover Music Festival: Free
Tour di Savannah: Free
サバナウォーキングツア: Free
萨凡纳徒步游: Free

City Festival and Walking Guide for 150th Anniversary

The App

Fort Thomas’s Birthday

A new app is being rolled out just in time for the 150th birthday of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The town has employed the Tour Buddy app to keep participants informed about the long list of events that are in store during the sesquicentennial in early July 2017.

Fort Thomas birthday festivities:

  • Cupcake eating contest
  • Fireworks display
  • School of Rock Concert

Fort Thomas’s History

Not only does the app include the schedule and details about the upcoming festivities, it also includes historic tours around Fort Thomas. For example, one stop showcases the oldest home in Fort Thomas, the Taliaferro Home. GPS location triggers help participants find their way. Historic black and white photos, accompanied by modern color photos show how the home has changed throughout the years. Nuggets of historic information are included in the app as well.

Did you know that in 1947 a plane crashed in town and a local grocer came to the rescue?

Learn more while taking the Fort Thomas North End Tour. Or, take the City Center Tour, to view the home and studio of Harlan Hubbard, aka “Kentucky’s Thoreau.” Tour participants can view the accompanying video that celebrates the memory of Harlan and Anna Hubbard to learn more.

Check out the video >>>

In the News

The Fort Thomas Matters online newsletter quoted the city’s sesquicentennial planning member, Chuck Keller discussing the new app, “It becomes a very interesting e-card for the city, a way to introduce ourselves to new businesses and new residents.”

Read the full article >>>



The app will not only benefit the citizens of Fort Thomas, who will now be able to learn about their town’s history and upcoming citywide events, but it will also appeal to visitors who may be unfamiliar with the long and rich history of the area. This app gives local businesses a chance to introduce sales and promotions directly to users as well. From providing programming information about upcoming town festivals to sharing stories from the town’s long history, the Tour Buddy app is helping to maintain a strong and unique community.