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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.

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

Hotel App for Westin Savannah Harbor

Hotel App for Westin Savannah Harbor

The Westin Savannah Harbor always provides a relaxing resort experience.  This world class experience includes easy access to downtown Savannah.  This hotel app engages users within the resort and throughout the city.  Now, the Westin Savannah Harbor App for iOS devices helps visitors connect with the Westin before, during and after their stay.

Push Notifications

The Westin Savannah Harbor Hotel App puts essential information right at visitors’ fingertips.  The app allows the Westin to communicate with their visitors in real time through Geo-fenced push notifications.  Is it Happy Hour?  The Westin can let guests know through the app.

Resort Guide

The Westin Savannah Harbor App also showcases the amenities, dining options, events & promotions.  The clickable guide has images, explanations and GPS locations.  Users have all the essential hotel information available in one place.  No searching the internet or fumbling with a paper schedule.  

Private Sign-in for Custom Tours

Because the App Builder Platform is incredibly flexible, the Westin is able to offer a hotel app with custom itineraries.  The hotel app provides a private sign-in so that guests can privately access their custom itinerary or tour.  Does the guest like seafood restaurants and childrens’ museums?  The Westin concierge can create a specific tour for the guest(s) that they can download using a sign-in through the app.  As a premium feature, the personal touch of a customized tour for a guest can make a lasting impression.

 

Visitors and locals alike want a retreat from everyday life and to experience Savannah in a whole new way.  A stay at the Westin Savannah Harbor provides a refreshing vacation with so many opportunities to explore Savannah.

Historical Tour, Sparks, Nevada

 The Nevada Humanities and Union Pacific created the Sparks, NV Historic Tour App using the App Builder Website in order to retell and digitize over twenty years of work and research by the volunteers of the Sparks Heritage Museum.  With several tours in the app not only of the Sparks Hertiage Museum and the city of Sparks, NV, visitors and residents alike and relive the rich history of Sparks, NV.  


The Sparks, NV Historic Tour provides a GPS-based walking tour and new, interactive way for visitors and locals to experience the city’s original business district through the tour labeled “Stories of Nevada’s Past.” At designated stops throughout the route—such as the Southern Pacific Roundhouse, Machine Shops and Union Pacific Yards & Depot—users listen to histories share information about each location’s past. They can also view vintage photos to compare the past and present in real-time.   Six nationally registered historic buildings are featured on the tour.

 

The app also fills a need for Sparks Heritage Museum to provide visitors with a self-guided tour tool and is curated with information about the exhibits that showcase the rapid changes Sparks and its surrounding areas have experienced through the years. App users will learn about Sparks’ start as a ranching and mining community all the way to its significant role in the Space program.

“The app enables us to share our collection, to educate residents about the history of their immediate surroundings, and to preserve local Nevada history in a digital format,” says Anthea Humphreys, the Museum’s Director.

We’re excited that the Nevada Humanities and Union Pacific saw the value in sponsoring an app for the city of Sparks and the Sparks Heritage Museum so the historians and museum volunteers could compile their knowledge and artifacts with our tour app builder and create an interactive experience for visitors.

 

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.

City Tour, Fairfax, Minnesota

The City of Fairfax, MN created the Fairfax, MN App to showcase their beautiful community that blends agriculture and small town living.  Users can preview many of the local business, their phone numbers, websites and learn about what they offer.  City landmarks, buildings, local events and attractions are also included.

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.

 

City Tour, San Francisco, California

The Into The ‘Hoods Walking Tour created by DPlane takes users through eight amazing neighborhoods in San Francisco using GPS guided points of interest and custom maps.  Each neighborhood is accessible from the downtown area and has no shortage of restaurants, stores, cafes and hidden gems.  Between the greenspace in Head Heron’s Park in Bayview, to Bella/Molte Cose, a vintage and unique gift shop on Polk Street and Miss Sai Gone Vietnamese Cuisine on Sixth Street, users will enjoy a diverse and culturally rich walking tour of these eight neighborhoods. The neighborhoods include Sixth Street, Polk Street, Fillmore, Bayview, Noe Valley, Mission Creek, Dogpatch and MIssion Bay.

City Tour, Winthrop, Minnesota

The Winthrop on the Go App was created to give visitors and residents alike the big picture of what is happening in the City of Winthrop, Minnesota.  Local businesses, landmarks and events are all included with clickable information and GPS enabled map markers to get users where they want to go.  The Winthrop on the Go App is sponsored by the City of Winthrop and Winthrop Economic Development Authority with help from the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.

Wine Trail, North Georgia

This Unicoi Wine Trail App provides detailed information on all Unicoi Wine Trail wineries, tasting rooms and events throughout the year. It also includes high resolution pictures, a detailed map of winery locations, google maps, links to each wineries’ website and an informative Unicoi Wine Trail video.

The Unicoi Wine Trail is nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains 80 miles north of Atlanta, Ga and is home to 6 of North Georgia’s premier wineries. The Vineyards & Tasting Rooms are located only miles apart, making it easy to enjoy all local wines without a long drive in-between. With vast acres of estate vineyards, award-winning wines; White County’s Unicoi Wine trail is the epic center for nearly 30 tasting rooms spread across North Georgia.

 

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.

 

 

 

City Tour, Gibbon, Minnesota

The City of Gibbon, MN App is a convenient way for visitors and residents alike to find information about the city’s landmarks, businesses and organizations.  The city has used this app as a marketing and communication tool to gain momentum for local events and attractions as well as for businesses to have a ‘stop’ on the app to show their phone number, website and any other important information.

Walking and Driving Tour, Henderson, Minnesota

Several historic foundations and local societies in Henderson, Minnesota provided funding and research to create the Discover Henderson App using the App Builder Website.  They wanted an easy way to create several different tours of Henderson in order to preserve the history and stories of their town.  


What’s in the App?

The Discover Henderson App invites users to experience one of Minnesota’s most historic towns nestled in the Minnesota River Valley.  Major highlights in the Discover Henderson App include a tour of Sibley County Historic Museum, Henderson’s Historic Main Street, and a GPS guided historic walking tour. Users can listen to audio clips that elaborate on the various GPS triggered stops, or scroll through the various town celebrations such as the Classic Car Roll In or Sauerkraut Days. The Discover Henderson App relates the rich history and traditions of the town and people of Henderson, Minnesota.  The Discover Henderson App is available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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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: $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

Multi-Guide, Edisto, South Carolina

Explore Edisto is a media outlet dedicated to the exploration, history, ecology and cultural diversity of our island. The Explore Edisto App is a Multi-Guide App that features multiple tours throughout various locations on the island and beach. Use our guide to find out about local restaurants, activities and shopping. These self-guided tours take you along a beautiful drive or walk and back through time as you travel across Edisto Island.

Put the app into GPS-Auto play mode so that the audio plays automatically as you drive by the points of interest and ‘Kiosk Mode’ so that the app does not go into ‘power save’ mode and turn off while you are driving. These can be found in ‘settings’.

 

In certain heavily wooded areas throughout Botany Bay, it is possible that the GPS-Auto-play may not work. Should this occur, simply manually press the play button to continue listening to the audio of the tour.

 

Art Tour, Lisbon, Portugal

The Urban Art Tour App brings engaging and transformative graffiti street art from Lisbon, Portugal to your iPad, iPhone or Android device. The app is in Portuguese and you can navigate more than a dozen stops with the GPS coordinates to discover a wide variety of street art that shows the heart of Lisbon’s culture, and its important place in the international graffiti art scene. Along with GPS coordinates, the Urban Art app includes a map of Lisbon and the tour’s stops.

The Urban Art Tour App guides users to stops where artists have used the canvas of the street to communicate relevant social and political ideas. Stops like the Tùnel de Alcântara show how graffiti artists have taken a simple subway stop and transformed it into an intoxicating gallery that pleases the eye and transports the mind.

 

Civil Rights Tour, Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas played an important role in the Civil Rights movement that helped set the stage for a major national movement.  The Department of Arkansas Heritage along with several other organizations and institutions funded a grant to create the Arkansas Civil Rights History Mobile App.  Using the App Builder Platform, the Department of Arkansas Heritage was able to create a comprehensive tour of more than 30 locations, all available in English and Spanish.

 

This narrative tour guide will takes you through numerous sites in Little Rock that have played significant roles in the city’s civil rights history, covering both the more familiar and the less well-known people, places and events.  Multimedia and links to further resources will help you to delve even deeper into this history throughout and after your journey. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Art and City Tour, Cathedral City, California

The Cathedral City Arts Commission (CCPAC) created the Cathedral City: Where Art LIVES! App for iOS and Android using the App Builder Website. They created several tours of Cathedral City and included sponsors and local artists. Their app has branding for their organization and they are able to communicate with all of their users immediately simply by updating their information on the App Builder Website.


Why an app?

The Cathedral City Arts Commission (CCPAC) has worked tirelessly over the past year to fulfill their vision of creating an app that would bring together their community in celebration of Cathedral City’s unique structures and public art collection.

What’s in the app?

Users can explore Cathedral City with the GPS enabled downtown walking tour and driving tour that give an in depth look at some of the most intriguing structures, statues and pieces of art in the area.  A detailed list of art galleries, local artists and historic sites show just how diverse yet cohesive the community is in its commitment to honoring art and those who create it.  The local parks and city events are also showcased to inform users about events and local gatherings.  Users can scroll through the countless images of beautiful art and landmarks, take a walking or driving tour or learn more about Cathedral City’s history in this exciting new app.

 

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Celebrate Bluffton

Historical Tour, Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton Buddy is a self-paced audio tour of historic Bluffton, SC. With Bluffton Buddy as your guide, you will discover the people, places and traditions that give Bluffton its unique culture, and its fascinating heritage, as an antebellum Lowcountry summer planter’s colony. Step back in time with Bluffton Buddy to explore, and experience, the history of this charming Southern town as you journey along Bluffton’s Heritage Trail.

Bluffton Buddy will take you to historic churches and historic homes. It will bring you to a famous Civil War naval battle and share insight into life on a plantation. You’ll learn about the Gullah people of the Sea Islands, their religious and community traditions, and the success of a freedman working to build a future for his family during Reconstruction. Along the way, you will hear about the Bluffton Movement where the the seeds of secession were planted many years before the Civil War began with the shelling of Ft. Sumter. And you’ll discover that Bluffton was the winter home for one of America’s richest families as well as the center of the country’s short-lived oyster packing industry.

Bluffton Buddy has 13 stops that take you through centuries of history. The tour is GPS enabled to direct you to every location. You can go at your own speed; start anywhere anytime; finish anywhere anytime. Take the entire tour (about three hours) or just visit the locations that interest you most.

 

Art Tour, Kansas City, Missouri

The City of Kansas City Missouri created an app with GPS triggers so that users could drive or walk around their city and view the “outdoor museum” of art.  The diverse mix of styles and themes are captured in the images in the app and users can click on the pins in the map and get directions to the piece of art.  The app also makes these pieces available through a virtual tour as users can click around and preview all the outdoor art.

 

Art Tour, Los Angeles, California

The Brewery Artwalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex in downtown Los Angeles. The Artwalk takes place in the Spring and Fall, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

THE EVENT:
Admission and parking are free. Come and support LA’s finest artists, take home some great works and dine at the on-site restaurant. Open studios are spread across the Brewery’s 16 acre campus including a few multi-story buildings. If you are inclined to see it all, we suggest you come both days.

HISTORY:
The creation of the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 at the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. With the passing of the Artist-In-Residence code, artists could rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings.

In July 1997, the LA Weekly called the Brewery “the world’s largest artist-in-residence community” and in a March 1999 Los Angeles Times article The Brewery was quoted as the “world’s largest art complex.” These are true lofts, in industrial buildings that are a part of what has become a uniquely vibrant and creative community

THE APP:
Download this free app to enjoy a self guided tour of The Brewery’s 16 acre campus, which includes information about many of the Brewery’s historic buildings as well as a list of open studios in each building.

With the Brewery Artwalk app, you’ll always have the latest information on event dates, parking, dining and more right at your fingertips.

Art Tour, Atlanta, Georgia

Experience remarkable artwork by local, nationally and internationally recognized artists, with our easy to navigate app created by Creative Digital Productions. This digital guide will lead you through downtown Atlanta corridors and touch on historical sites and monuments that speak to the heart of Atlanta’s character. Our digital app is a great way to learn about Atlanta’s place in history through our cultural and artistic heritage.

 

Walking Tours, Sacramento, California

Sacramento Heritage, Inc. one of Sacramento, CA’s most beloved non-profits, has been offering walking tours for years to inform residents and build a sense of heritage and community.  In order to reach even more people, Sacramento Heritage, Inc. decided to create a GPS enabled mobile app tour using the App Builder Website.  Now, even more residents, visitors and history lovers can learn about Sacramento’s vibrant neighborhoods and culture through the Sacramento Heritage, Inc. App.  


Sacramento Heritage, Inc. has been promoting historic preservation since 1975, and one of their key components to educating is through walking tours of the various neighborhoods in Sacramento. Their current app uses different categories/lists for their different tours including Capitol Area Walking Tour, J & K Street Corridor Walking Tour and City Hall Area Walking Tour.  Sacramento Magazine writer Jordan Venema’s article titled “All Summer Long” describes why the app is great for users who are looking to explore the city on their own time instead attending a scheduled tour with a tour guide.  

Because Sacramento Heritage, Inc. is a dynamic organization that is always growing, they are going to add another tour to their app within the next year.  With the App Builder Platform, they are able to add or delete stops and categories easily and independently.  The article here discusses their plans to add a new tour.  With so much to explore in Sacramento, there may be even more tours to come in the future.