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Push Notifications and Geo-fencing in your mobile app tour

Incorporating push notifications and geo-fencing into a mobile app can be a powerful location based communication tool.  Both features engage users in real time in a specific area or location.

What are Push Notifications?

Push notifications are alerts or messages sent to the dashboard of an iOS or Android device.  When users download an app, they need to press ‘allow’ to receive the push notifications.  Push notifications can contain a message or  URLs about special events and promotions.  Sending a message to the front of users phones keep their attention in real time.

What is Geo-fencing?

A Geo-fence is a virtual geographic boundary around a location.  It can be as small as 50 meters and as large as an entire city.  The push notifications work with the Geo-Fence so that the users who are in the Geo-fence receive the notifications.

How do Push Notifications and Geo-Fence work in an app?

A hotel could send notifications to only users on the property.  The message could tell guests about happy hour in the lobby or a promotion on golfing.  A city or destination could expand the Geo-fence of the notification to cover the entire city.  You can send specific messages when users enter the geo-fence and exit.  If a destination wants more reviews, they can send a message asking for a review with a link to the review page that is sent when the visitor leaves the geo-fence.

Incorporating Sponsors and Advertisers in Push Notifications

For potential advertisers in cities and destinations, the app could send a notification to users who enter or exit the Geo-fence around a business or merchant.  The message could tell users about a promotion at that business or event happening there later that day.

Possible issues with Push Notifications and Geo-fencing

Both features create an excellent medium of communication between the app creator and the user.  However, both features require that the user opt-in by pressing “Allow” after downloading the app.  Therefore if the users press, “Don’t Allow” they will not receive the push notifications/Geo-fences.

If any of the information communicated through either feature is hyper important, you may want to reconsider sending it through the notifications or Geo-fencing and just make it part of the app content.  Not every user will allow the notifications, but every user who does will certainly see them and be very aware of your message

Push notifications along with Geo-fencing creates an even greater connection between the user and the app to direct attention towards specific events, promotions or businesses.

Contact Tour Buddy Apps about this premium communication feature today.

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.