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Gettysburg Tour Guide App

Guidebook Companion Driving App for the Gettysburg Battlefield

“The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here” -Abraham Lincoln

July 1, 2, and 3rd of 1863 are remembered by so many for the epic and most important battle fought on American soil, the battle of Gettysburg.  You can now experience and explore the battlefield at your own pace from your car or home.  Gettysburg Tours wanted to transform the typical history lesson into an immersive and self guided auto tour with action videos, stunning photos, GPS-triggered audio, and interactive maps. They accomplished all this using the Tour Buddy App Builder Platform.  The Gettysburg Tour Guide App offers a flexible and easy fun family experience for all ages.  Visitors can download the free app on App Store and Google Play and preview the app’s content and then download the FULL version for $14.99 as an in-app purchase.

 

Experience Gettysburg Tour Guide Package

The Gettysburg Tour Guide App is accompanied by the Experience Gettysburg Guidebook written by Nicholas Wiley and Joseph E. Mieczkowski (Licensed Battlefield Guide).  The guidebook is available for purchase at gettysburgtours.com for $29.99 with a free download code for the app.  This package empowers you to imagine the battle unfolding right in front of you.

 

About the App

The 16 stops and 31 driving tracks are all GPS activated and hands free so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road and sights to see.  These stops and tracks are packed with information containing leaders and soldiers in the battle, monuments and markers that honor them, artillery and weapons used, facts and figures, and a YouTube link depicting battle reenactment.   The Gettysburg Tours team also wanted to include local art in their app. Users will see beautiful dramatic paintings by Dale Gallon, a world renowned local artist whose art tells a history lesson in themselves.

See more driving tour apps and contact Tour Buddy Apps to learn how you can build a better visitor experience.

Sightseeing Manchester trolley tour

City Trolley Foreign Language App Tour

Sightseeing Manchester launched a year round hop-on-hop-off trolley tour of the iconic city of Manchester, England this year.  They wanted to offer the tour in several foreign languages as well as English.  The Tour Buddy App Builder Platform allowed them to create and launch an app that includes the entire trolley tour in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, German and Chinese.   Learn about how Sightseeing Manchester’s new trolley service and foreign language app tour are engaging locals and tourists in Manchester, England.    

 

About the Bus Tour

Sightseeing Manchester has carefully planned 23 hop-on hop-off stops, so that visitors can choose how much time to spend at each stop.   Visitors can view this timetable to catch the next bus to the next stop.  Some of Manchester’s key sights included are Town Hall Manchester, National Football Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester United Football Club.  The English commentary on the bus tour is Dominic Monaghan, actor from Lord of the Rings and Lost.

 

About the Foreign Language App

Manchester is a hot spot for tourists from all over the world.  Sightseeing Manchester wanted each of their visitors to experience this exceptional tour in their own language.  Tour Buddy had the perfect app platform to make this possible for them.  With features like the GPS enabled map, offline audio, hands free GPS triggers and the ability to make automatic changes to the app, the Sightseeing Manchester App has helped visitors gets the information they want to know on their own language on their own smartphone or tablet. The languages in the app include German, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese.   Download the iOS or Android at the App Store and Google Play.

You don’t want to miss this! Follow link to purchase your bus ticket.

Contact Tour Buddy to learn how you can make a Multi-Language App Tour.

Cultural Roadmapp App

Driving Tour of Ireland’s Coastal Highway

Cultural Roadmapp was on a mission to transform the traditional road trip and they envisioned a hands free mobile app tour that helps visitors hear and see the best of their destination.  Using the Tour Buddy App Builder platform and the Gimbal geo-fence technology, Cultural Roadmapp created an engaging, fun, lively and altogether wonderful experience showing 10 different towns in County Clare Ireland.  Read about their app and download the Cultural Roadmapp App for iOS and Android for free for a limited time.  

The App

You can now explore one of the world’s richest cultural landscapes as you drive the spectacular 1500-mile coastal route with this hands-free, GPS-enabled audio tour app.  There are the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which stretch for five miles and reach over 700 feet at their highest point. There’s Lisdoonvarna: It’s annual Matchmaking Festival is a mecca for hopefuls around the world. Come with expectations for expert commentary, leading historians and folklorists, local musicians, and captivating storytellers.  Tourbuddy has used the latest technology to make it possible for you to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the view as you listen. You can learn more in this video: https://vimeo.com/221478794
 

About Cultural Roadmapp

This transatlantic startup based in County Clare, Ireland is on a mission to transform the classic road trip. This App is the first of a four-part audio tour series designed specifically for motorists. Deborah Schull is an award-winning writer and producer and also the founder and CEO of Cultural Roadmapp.  She had long wanted to do something to showcase Ireland. “My first idea was a guidebook and then I thought a TV show might be better,” she says. “Then I came up with the idea of a travel app and when the Wild Atlantic Way opened in 2014, I realized it should not just be a regular app. It needed to be an audio tour.” However, it wasn’t until technology became hands free and triggered by GPS that Deborah’s idea fully took shape. “That allowed us to create a fully immersive app experience,” she says. “Because you can use the app without using your hands and because it’s linked by GPS to where you are, you can look at the world around you while you learn more about it. It’s like having locals along with you in the car.”
Watch the Cultural Roadmapp Promo here:
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Museum Tour App

ADA Accessible Museum Tour App

The last ten years of smart phone technology has presented so many new opportunities to make destinations even more accessible than ever before.  The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Shipwreck Museum in Alpena, Michigan has made its museum and boat tour accessible to guests who are visually impaired through on site displays and a museum tour app that can be continually updated.  Learn how the Shipwreck Alley App was created and how it is helping the museum meet accessibility guidelines.  


The App

The National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan recently created a museum tour app.  The mobile app tour would allow guests to take a self guided tour.   The Shipwreck Alley App offers guests a self-guided tour of the Shipwreck museum as well as a GPS triggered outdoor tour on their glass bottom boat.  The vision for creating an app grew out of the desire to make their museum and boat tour accessible for people who are visually impaired.

Accessibility Features

The goal was to make the museum and boat tour a self-guided and independent experience for all guests.   After much research, the Marine Sanctuary liked the Tour Buddy App because they input their own content into the easy to use App Builder and they could integrate the app with ibeacons.  The ibeacons would make it possible for guests to be notified when they are in a particular section of the museum and hear audio about that section.  In addition to the ibeacon integration, the iOS Tour Buddy App is also optimized for accessibility.   Users can turn on the voice over mode (this feature only available in the iOS version of Shipwreck Alley) and listen to the app’s content being read, a key feature in iOS devices for users who are visually impaired.

Now, all guests can enjoy an interactive and self-guided tour of the Shipwreck museum.

Self-Guided Tour of Ebenezer Creek

Explore Ebenezer Creek is an iOS and Android GPS triggered mobile app tour of the Springfield Ebenezer Greenway in Springfield, Georgia.  Ebenezer Creek holds so much beauty and history that the City of Springfield wanted to create a self-guided tour that invites visitors and locals alike to learn more about the Creek at their own pace using their own devices.  10 points of interest are included in the app and each one provides a deeper look at the nature or history of the wildlife, plants and stories told about the Creek.  From the first settlers who arrived from Salzburg, Austria in Savannah to an intriguing look at the Tickseed Sunflower, the Explore Ebenezer Creek App tells the story of the Creek.  The City of Springfield created the app using the App Builder Website and the app includes audio, video, original content, GPS triggers and a clickable GPS map.  For the launch of the Explore Ebenezer Creek App, the Georgia Conservancy, City of Springfield and Backwater Expeditions went on a group paddle down the river to experience the river and learn about its beauty and history with their devices.  Read more about the launch event here.

Now, the City of Springfield can provide a historical and nature focused self-guided kayaking tour on their beautiful Creek any time of the year!

GPS Triggered Audio App Tour

GPS Triggered Audio App Tour

International guests experience the Old Town Trolley Tour in Washington D.C. throughout the year. As a result, Old Town Trolley Tours wanted a GPS triggered audio app tour to provide a tour in guests’ native language.  The app tour tells the story of Washington D.C. stop by stop.  Read about how Old Town Trolley used the App Builder Website to create their GPS triggered foreign language audio tour. 

About the GPS Triggered Audio App Tour

Old Town Trolley Tours is one of the most well-known and highly rated trolley tour companies in the United States. As leaders in tourism, they have created a GPS triggered audio app tour for foreign language guests.  They envisioned a user friendly and practical app that would tell visitors in their native language about what they were seeing.   This stop by stop narration gives visitors a personal tour at their fingertips.

After purchasing a ticket, guests are given sign in access to their tour.  The app is accessed through the Old Town Trolley Tours App on the App Store and Google Play.  Guests will experience the following:

  • A choice of 7 languages including: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese.
  • GPS triggered audio for every point of interest.
  • GPS enabled map with clickable pins.
  • App shows all of the stops with the option to get directions from their current location.
  • Slideshow of images that rotate as guests listen to audio.
  • Once downloaded, app  works offline.

 

More than ever, Old Town Trolley Tours knows they are providing a relaxing and meaningful experience for every guest.  With their app, Old Town Trolley can make any changes to their tour in real time.  The App Builder offers the ability to update stops or content automatically.  It’s just that easy.

Contact us to learn how to get started using the App Builder Website for your tour, click here.

Historical Tour, Summit, New Jersey

The Historic Tour of Summit NJ App was created by the City of Summit Department of Community Services and Summit Downtown Inc. to show historic Summit NJ and to explore its vibrant downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

The tour includes images and audio and users can  choose their own route or follow a recommended tour route that leads them through Summit’s beautiful historic business district, in and around famous landmarks, residences, shops and restaurants.

Haunted Tour, Savannah, Georgia

The Haunted Savannah App takes provides a tour of 25 haunted stops in Savannah, Georgia.  Created by S.G. Adventures, this self-guided app includes links to videos, images and audio to provide a haunted experience.

See what Visitors are Saying about the Haunted Savannah App

Big Cat Sanctuary Spanish Language App

Big Cat Sanctuary, Tampa, Florida

Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary for big cats, wanted to communicate their mission of rescuing abused and abandoned big cats through a virtual tour app, not only in English, but also in Spanish so that they could reach even more hearts and minds.  Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue created the Big Cat Rescue App as well as the Spanish version, Grandes Felinos al Rescate using the App Builder Website.  Read about how this non-profit organization is spreading the word and awareness about its important mission through their app.


 

Interview with Big Cat Rescue

We caught up with Big Cat Rescue’s #1 cat lover and CEO Carole Baskin about her experience using our tourApp Builder Platform.  The app offers a tour of the Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary complete with photos and audio for over 100 Cats along with a GPS based and Campus map.  The app is updated as new cats are brought in to the sanctuary.  The app is available for iPhone and Android.

Tour Buddy: What made you decide to build an app for your organization?

Baskin: We had an app designed for us by a donor, but we didn’t have the ability to keep it current and didn’t want to keep asking him to update it, so the Tour Buddy app was a great way to get what we wanted, without bothering anyone else.

Tour Buddy: How long did it take to create the content and create the app using the Tour Buddy app builder website?

Baskin: It took me two days to build our tour, and that included 105 exotic cats (or stops, as would be the lingo on most tours). There was a photo of each cat, a written bio and an audio bio recording for each cat. We also plotted each cat out on a map in the app. I think it could have been done in a day, if I had all of the files ready ahead of time.

Tour Buddy: What is some of the feedback you have received from the app users?

Baskin: Big Cat Rescue app users love being able to see the cats and hear their stories. It is also a great training tool for our tour guides to learn the cats’ stories and facts about all of the cats at the sanctuary.

Tour Buddy: What is the best part about your app?

Baskin: My favorite thing about Tour Buddy is the ability to update it any time and that it is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Tour Buddy: What did you like about working with Tour Buddy to create your app?

Baskin: The interface was so user friendly that I didn’t need to schedule training and that means a lot to me since time is what I have the least of.

Tour Buddy: What advice would you give to other organizations that are looking to create an app?

Baskin: The Tour Buddy app is IT. No one knows your site like you do, so take the time to put it all in an app and you will benefit from the effort.

Tour Buddy: How often do you make updates to the app content?

Baskin: We update the content less than once a month and expect that we will maintain this same schedule.

Tour Buddy: What impact has your app had on your organization?

Baskin: The Tour Buddy app has enabled me to make sure that every tour guide gets the exact, “purrfect” story on each cat. In the past, our tour guides trained tour guides and, like the old game of telephone, the message gets changed the more it is handed down. We use a written guide, but people still repeat what they hear more than what they read. By having our audio stories all contained in the Big Cat Rescue app, every guide is hearing the accurate and relevant stories of the 105 exotic cats at the sanctuary.

More Big Cat Rescue Information

Find Big Cat Rescue on YouTube at BigCatTV.com (More than 63,000,000 views) or on

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BigCatRescue (More than 95,000 Big Cat Rescue fans).


Tour Buddy helps its clients reach new audiences.  Create an app, update it on the fly, and build your own tour in less than a week (Baskin finished theirs in TWO DAYS!).  If you are interested in creating your own mobile app, or you have a question about our tour app builder, please feel free to sign up for your 14 day free trial! You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

 

City Tour, Savannah, Georgia

S.G. Adventures proudly presents: Historic Savannah. This interactive app enables anyone to take a self guided tour through the rich history of downtown Savannah, GA. Its easy to use, extremely informative and very entertaining.  The audio and images paint a vibrant picture of Savannah and its treasured history. Users have all the information they want right at their finger tips to explore Savannah with their devices.

 

Art Tour

This app and media-rich tour guide were created by artist Anthony Hawley for his exhibition “Fehlerdiagnose/Fault Diagnosis”, a five-day multimedia art installation that combines sculpture, performance, video projections, as well as audio narratives and text. The tour experience in this app provides GPS-triggered content, souvenir images and more!

Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm, North Georgia

The Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm App allows users to explore the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm at their own pace on site or as a virtual tour on their device.    The farm is an outdoor agricultural museum that functions as an educational and interpretive center in northeast Georgia. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is unique for its collection of over 20 intact historic buildings in their original location.

The tour experience shares some of the rich farming history of Northeast Georgia and users can choose their own route or follow the recommended tour route that leads them through the farm core and to nearby farm buildings.

The mission of the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm is to provide and operate an educational and interpretive outdoor museum that uses historic preservation and the natural environment to increase an awareness and understanding of Georgia’s agricultural history.

 

Morristown, New Jersey Walking Tour App

Walking Tour, Morristown, New Jersey

The Morris County Tourism Bureau in New Jersey created the Morristown Walking Tour App to promote  the area’s exceptional historical, cultural and recreational opportunities to residents and business owners across the tri-state area, business travelers and tourists from around the world.

 

Multi-Guide Driving and Walking Tours, Northern Michigan

The Northern Initiatives  is a community development financial institution who is committed to growing the economy and driving tourism in Northern Michigan, so they created the Explore M123 Multi-Guide App using the App Builder Website to showcase different areas to residents and visitors alike.  The 3 different apps help users discover local attractions, businesses and provide a sweeping picture of all that Northern Michigan has to offer. 


This interactive guide of scenic Northern Michigan offers 3 individual guides for you to download and access offline.  Each of the guides offer beautiful images and audio narratives of this rustic and storied country as well as interactive GPS maps and contact information for places to visit. State route M123 is just one road.  One road.  Many stories.

  1.  Explore M123 takes you down state route M-123, 63 miles of pure Upper Peninsula Michigan.  The audio tour dishes on the stories behind picturesque stops like the Crisp Point Lighthouse and its amazing place in Michigan’s maritime history. Winter and summer activities guides help you find interesting local pastimes.  An accommodations guide is also included to help locate lodging.
  2. The Great Water’s Region Guide includes three trail tours that show every bit of the area’s natural beauty, charming small town life and world renowned landmarks. The Lake Superior Trail, Lake Huron Trail and Lake Michigan Trail are all at your fingertips for use with your iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
  3. Because Explore M123 is a Multi-Guide App, it also includes a video tour of the Tahquamenon Scenic Byway.  The video tour provides more depth through real stories and experiences, which illustrate the beauty and singularity of the area.  You can download the video tour and access it offline, along with all the other tours in the enterprise app.

 

 

 

Heritage Farm Tour, North Georgia

The Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center gives visitors an inside look at how nature and farming inspired a North Georgia mountain man to write great poetry and novels.  With the self-guided app, visitors can roam the farm while listening to the history about the Reece Family, Native American and Early Settler history and info on local towns.  Instead of relying solely on docents or tour guides to take visitors around, the Farm and Heritage Center uses the app to not only let visitors explore at their own pace but also as a virtual tour for potential visitors who want to learn more about this dynamic poet and his farm in the North Georgia Mountains.  The app also gives visitors information on local businesses and events to share all the exciting activities for visitors to the area.

 

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: $4.99
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
Tricentennial Park Guide: Free
サバナウォーキングツア: Free
萨凡纳徒步游: Free

Foreign Language Tours, Savannah, Georgia

Visit Savannah, Savannah’s business unit of the Chamber of Commerce, wanted to create foreign language tours for international visitors so that they could learn about and experience the wealth of history and stories that Savannah is known for.  Their 7 free foreign language tours were created using the App Builder Platform and they are available through the Savannah Experiences App on iOS and Android.  


What’s in the App?

Users can choose their own route, or follow the recommended tour route that leads them through Savannah’s beautiful historic district, in and around famous landmarks, museums, and shopping and dining options. Users can choose from seven languages including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.  Navigate the content through the detailed stop menu or tour map which links to a GPS tour map. The tour works offline, too, so users don’t have to worry about needing a network or wi-fi connection.

Local Impact

While the city of Savannah has such a diverse selection of tours to choose from, the foreign language tours in the Savannah Experiences App are set apart from all the others because they are GPS enabled tours in international guests’ native language.  Fox 28 in Savannah aired a story about this new exciting app and how it is tapping into a stronger engagement with international guests:

Cemetery Tour, Savannah, Georgia

The Bonaventure Historical Society created the Bonaventure Cemetery Tour and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour LITE using the App Builder Website so that their visitors could hear and experience the wealth of stories told throughout the past century with a self-guided app tour.  Visitors can download the Bonaventure Cemetery Tour ($4.99) on the App Store and Google Play, and the Bonaventure Cemetery Tour LITE (free) is available through the Savannah Experiences App.


What’s in the App?

As one of Savannah’s most visited attractions, The Bonaventure Cemetery has a hauntingly beautiful landscape and wealth of stories to tell.  This GPS enabled app has many important historical figures and artists who are buried at Bonaventure including poet Conrad Aiken, Academy Award-winning lyricist Johnny Mercer and Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair.

 

The Bonaventure Cemetery Tour LITE is available through the Savannah Experiences App and it includes a select number of stops that users can preview.  The Bonaventure Cemetery Tour ($4.99) that has the full tour of 31 stops is available for download through the App Store and Google Play.

All proceeds from the app purchase go directly to support the preservation efforts of the cemetery by the Bonaventure Historical Society. Come experience this rich historical 100 acre cemetery and download the Bonaventure Cemetery Tour App today!

Download Bonaventure Cemetery Tour on the App Store

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Download Bonaventure Cemetery Tour on Google Play

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Foreign Language Tour, St. Augustine, Florida

The Red Train Tour trolley in St. Augustine, FL  wanted to provide foreign language guests with an equally amazing experience on their trolley tour, so they created 2 foreign language apps using the App Builder Website.  


The Red Train Tour is the best way to experience the beautiful and picturesque city of St. Augustine, FL.  Because the trolley is such a popular way to get around and learn about the city, the team at Red Train Tour created an app with the Tour Buddy App Builder Platform for both French and Spanish speakers so that their foreign language guests can experience the tour in their language.

 

After visitors pay for their trolley ticket, they receive instructions on how to download the French or Spanish App with using a specific download code.  Once downloaded with the settings adjusted, the foreign language visitor will hear the audio files as they trigger riding on the trolley tour.  The visitors get a tailored experience and the Red Train Tour can control who downloads the tour with the privacy of the download code.

 

Foreign Language Tours, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain Park’s recent app launch using the Tour Buddy App Builder features a multi-guide app that showcases 6 foreign language self-guided app tours, enhances engagement and creates a better experience for both the park employees and visitors. Caroline Figiel of Creative Digital Productions shares more about the experience using the Tour Buddy App Builder and the overwhelmingly positive impact on Stone Mountain’s visitor experience. To learn more about using Tour Buddy to create a foreign language app tour for your destination, click here. 

Creative Digital Production’s  Mission:

Our Mission…to interpret Stone Mountain’s and Georgia’s history using engaging audio spots on an affordable and easy to navigate delivery platform in multiple languages.

The Results: A Foreign Language Tour App Featuring 6 Languages

A beautifully crafted 6 language mobile app where visitors can imagine another time and place; designed so that each user can take a self-guided tour of each site and know exactly where they are on the GPS enabled map without the attention of a tour guide or fumbling with a paper map.

The Buzz: Visitor Engagement & Experience

Do park employees on the front lines of tourist engagement feel proud to offer a quality product? Yes! Is visitor feedback overwhelming for both the content and the delivery platform? You betcha!

The Story: 

As interpretation specialists, we knew that we had been given, not mounds of boring information for a report, but instead… the seeds for some really good storytelling about Georgia and the mountain which would “edu-tain” every person who downloads the app. You see Stone Mountain itself, is not only the largest exposed granite mass in the world, but is also the site of the largest bas-relief carving in the world. Did you know because of political events, temperamental artists, and financial struggles, the carving took 55 years to complete? That in itself is a sweeping saga worthy of a summer blockbuster!

From the beginning my partner Danny, and I knew we would uncover many fascinating events and amusing legends, so we decided in partnership with Stone Mountain Park, to let many of the stories tell themselves through fictionalized characters based on the time period of the subject matter. As the scripts began to unfold, our characters came to represent a cross section of Georgia’s population in the 1700-1900s including  a frontier doctor, farmer’s wife, field slave, rich planter, and real life super hero.  Some of their stories would tickle your funny bone while others would tug at your heart.

As script writing and production of  the initial 22 “edu-taining” audio spots were taking place, we began phase two: implementation.  In order for media interpretation to be successful, the production can’t stand alone.  If technology fails, the carefully crafted content won’t be heard and users will become frustrated, so it really was essential to offer a delivery platform that allowed visitors the best user experience. With 132 media files, Tour Buddy’s Multi-Guide App was our best choice.

On the back-end for us, the app was very easy to load and could handle a lot of media because it was a Multi-Guide App. We were able to create one tour and then copy it so that we did not have to enter data multiple times. Once downloaded, visitors enter in a special passcode for their specific language to find the GPS guided tours, insightful video links, picture gallery and social media links.

Stone Mountain Park can now reach each visitor to inform, engage and entertain in order to create lifelong memories and a unique understanding of Stone Mountain Park and its history.

That in itself is worthy of a tale!

 

Gettysburg Driving Tour App

Driving Tour, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

One of Pennsylvania’s most visited tourist destinations has been overflowing with tourists and history buffs from all over the world.  Many visitors want to learn about the historic battlefields and the Civil War. Now, thanks to InSite Gettysburg, a Gettysburg born and bred everything tech tour company, and Tour Buddy Apps a high quality driving tour app is available.   Visitors can learn about Gettysburg as they drive along in their car with the Gettysburg Driving Tour App.

 

GPS Triggered Audio Tour

A visitor can download the app for $9.99 on the App Store or Google Play.   Visitors can drive, yes drive, through the battlefields as their app triggers at various points to tell the story of Gettysburg. At each stop, images display of historically accurate paintings, and audio plays automatically to explain what visitors see from the comfort of their car. In addition, users can click on a link in each stop that takes them to a Youtube clip that further explains the battle and gives a deeper understanding of what took place.

 

Experience Gettysburg by car

With more than 1,400 monuments, markers and tablets in Gettysburg, it’s daunting to sift through all of them understand one of the Civil War’s most decisive battles. The Gettysburg Driving Tour App does just that by identifying some of the more prominent markers at each stops. The InSite Gettysburg team also wanted to include local art in their app. Users will see beautiful dramatic paintings by Dale Gallon, a world renowned local artist whose art tells a history lesson in themselves. (See painting pictured above)

 

Download and learn more

The Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Tour gives visitors freedom to see, hear and watch the story of Gettysburg. Try the Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Tour App today on the App Store and Google Play.

 

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See more driving tour apps. Learn more about how InSite Gettysburg used the App Builder Platform to create the Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Tour.

 

Campus Tour, Tampa, Florida

Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary for big cats, wanted to communicate their mission of rescuing abused and abandoned big cats through a virtual tour app.  Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue created the Big Cat Rescue App as well as the Spanish version, Grandes Felinos al Rescate using the App Builder Website.  Read about how this non-profit organization is spreading the word and awareness about its important mission through their app.


 

Interview with Big Cat Rescue

We caught up with Big Cat Rescue’s #1 cat lover and CEO Carole Baskin about her experience using our tour App Builder Platform.  The app offers a tour of the Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary complete with photos and audio for over 100 Cats along with a GPS based and Campus map.  The app is updated as new cats are brought in to the sanctuary.  The app is available for iPhone and Android.

Tour Buddy: What made you decide to build an app for your organization?

Baskin: We had an app designed for us by a donor, but we didn’t have the ability to keep it current and didn’t want to keep asking him to update it, so the Tour Buddy app was a great way to get what we wanted, without bothering anyone else.

Tour Buddy: How long did it take to create the content and create the app using the Tour Buddy app builder website?

Baskin: It took me two days to build our tour, and that included 105 exotic cats (or stops, as would be the lingo on most tours). There was a photo of each cat, a written bio and an audio bio recording for each cat. We also plotted each cat out on a map in the app. I think it could have been done in a day, if I had all of the files ready ahead of time.

Tour Buddy: What is some of the feedback you have received from the app users?

Baskin: Big Cat Rescue app users love being able to see the cats and hear their stories. It is also a great training tool for our tour guides to learn the cats’ stories and facts about all of the cats at the sanctuary.

Tour Buddy: What is the best part about your app?

Baskin: My favorite thing about Tour Buddy is the ability to update it any time and that it is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Tour Buddy: What did you like about working with Tour Buddy to create your app?

Baskin: The interface was so user friendly that I didn’t need to schedule training and that means a lot to me since time is what I have the least of.

Tour Buddy: What advice would you give to other organizations that are looking to create an app?

Baskin: The Tour Buddy app is IT. No one knows your site like you do, so take the time to put it all in an app and you will benefit from the effort.

Tour Buddy: How often do you make updates to the app content?

Baskin: We update the content less than once a month and expect that we will maintain this same schedule.

Tour Buddy: What impact has your app had on your organization?

Baskin: The Tour Buddy app has enabled me to make sure that every tour guide gets the exact, “purrfect” story on each cat. In the past, our tour guides trained tour guides and, like the old game of telephone, the message gets changed the more it is handed down. We use a written guide, but people still repeat what they hear more than what they read. By having our audio stories all contained in the Big Cat Rescue app, every guide is hearing the accurate and relevant stories of the 105 exotic cats at the sanctuary.

More Big Cat Rescue Information

Find Big Cat Rescue on YouTube at BigCatTV.com (More than 63,000,000 views) or on

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BigCatRescue (More than 95,000 Big Cat Rescue fans).


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