Mobile may be new to you.
You'll have questions.
We get that!
How are you different to any other app development organisation?
That’s a very important question!
The overriding difference is that we are not an app development company, we are team of tourism experience professionals. The focus of the TouristWise initiative is to bring mobile into the tourism sector in a way that is financially achievable for ALL.
Do we need any technical knowledge or experience?
That’s an emphatic NO!
Our key aim is to ensure that anyone can use our platform, irrespective of their previous experience. Quite literally – if you can write an email then you can use our platform. It is simply a matter of completing a small number of content boxes, just as you would simple online form.
Do you provide support and guidance?
For many this is their first experience of mobile and we want to ensure it is a painless and rewarding experience. We are not only here to help and guide prior to becoming a TouristWise client but most importantly, during the process and post launch. We have simple short videos showing exactly how to manage each item and live chat if you need to speak to someone right away.
What about future development?
We are continually being asked to consider new elements of functionality, sometimes for general usage and occasionally for a more specific reason. If these requests will aid in providing a more feature rich solution for our clients then there is no question – we will oblige. Once the functionality has been created it is automatically made available to all TouristWise clients.
Does the app run on both IOS and Android devices?
It certainly does.
TouristWise has been developed separately for each platform to ensure that it always retains the utmost in functionality and flexibility. There are numerous apps available which have been developed using “cross platform” tools – tools that provide “quick and easy” development. However they can only provide basic functionality and “basic” simply won’t cut it!
What if we want to change content?
Add or alter content whenever required using the web based content management system. The moment your app is launched by a user it will check for any updates and automatically update everything.
What if there is no network or Wifi?
A great question!
The TouristWise app is not reliant on a connection to a network – all content is downloaded to the users device. This was developed purposely to ensure that no matter where your user is located, they can always utilise your app. They may be in a rural location, a network blackspot or even the dungeon of a castle – no problem. They will always be able to use everything you have created, ensuring they get your great experience ANYWHERE.
The only limitation to functionality will be the use of live navigation which simply cannot function without a suitable network connection.
Can we launch multiple apps?
Your setup may dictate the need for multiple apps, each of which delivers a specific experience or content delivery requirement. From your TouristWise dashboard you can manage all requirements and with a little customisation, deliver different content to individual apps.
As an example you may wish to have a self guided tour app for your local area, together with a specific experience app for a particular attraction. Later you may decide to bring both offerings into a single app as you begin to consolidate your mobile offerings. That is just fine and enables you to tailor your mobile approach as your needs change and evolve.
Will our content be safe and secure?
All data is stored on our secure servers owned and operated by Iomart Group PLC. They are one of the largest hosting organisations and in the UK host data for organisations such as The BBC, NHS, Ministry of Defence and The Guardian. If you are considering TouristWise for overseas use then their data network extends globally so your data is in very safe hands!
How many languages can we use?
The moment you add something to TouristWise it will be automatically translated into any of 42 languages and for your convenience we have listed them below. You decide which you would like to make available to your users (if any).