Mobile Apps for Tourism

Our hybrid approach to mobile tourism apps means that we will work with you to create a custom look and feel, and then give you the tools to manage the content using our exclusive Grandstand Builder. This unique approach means that you will always have an app that matches your brand, without the price tag that is usually associated with apps of this quality.

Pricing for mobile mall apps starts at just $89/month with no setup fees and no long-term commitment.

Simple Setup. Powerful Results.

Custom Maps

The most important part of any tourism app is the map. Grandstand makes it easy to create and manage an interactive map that makes it easy for your visitors to find what they are looking for. Using your own map designs, you can upload the map into our Grandstand Content Management System and then drop map pins over all the locations you want to designate. These could be hotels, restaurants, camp sites, or anything else you would like your map to highlight.

Our platform even gives you the power to use your own pins to match your overall branding. For example, your tourism app could have a branded pin for food and a different look and color for lodging.

All maps feature the ability to search and filter by type. In addition, all locations can be shared via social media to encourage and allow visitors to help spread the word about where they are.

In addition, you can have multiple maps in the same app, which is useful if you host annual events, arts festivals, concerts and more that might each have their own map, in addition to your general purpose apps.


Coupons

Prove how effective the app is to your locations by offering redeemable coupons directly from the vendor pages or following an interactive game completion or even a survey. These coupons can be set to be redeemable only once or unlimited with multiple types of redemption options. You can even create a form that the user must fill out before redeeming the coupon to gain even more demographic data.

In addition to coupons, offer your venues ad space in the app, including loading page spots, and lower banners on each page of the app.


Lodging & Restaurant Lists

One of our most powerful tools is our custom list builder that allows you to create and manage lodging, restaurants, or anything else you might want to serve up in list form. Using our Grandstand App Builder you control the order of the list, can set priority tiers to represent varying levels (lodging types, for example) and provide custom action items direct from each list item. For some lists you might want to send them to a webpage for each item. For some you might want to direct the user to a specific area on the map. Or you could mix and match.

With Grandstand, anything you want to display to your customers is both easy to setup and manage.


Alerts & Notifications

One of the biggest benefits of a mobile app over just a mobile website is the ability to send the user push notifications. With custom alerts we give you the power to reach out to your customers at specific times. We offer three different types of alert setups. The first and most basic is a single alert that every app user can either opt in or out of. The second type allows your users to toggle the types of alerts they want to receive. Then, using our Grandstand App Builder tools you select the subgroup you want to send to, craft your message, and hit send. It’s as simple as that.

In addition, you can include custom action items that will take the user from the alert to the app to a video, for example. New for 2017 is the ability to schedule all of your alerts for your event before it starts, and have our system send them out at your predetermined time.

You can even offer alert notifications that are available just to your tourism venues. This signup requires a single password but allows you to contact all venues in a quick and efficient manner.


Photo Booth

Any app can include a link to the camera feature on a phone, but we take it one step further with a unique photo booth feature that allows your users to add various enhancements to their photos, including your tourism logos, hashtags, and other theme items. By creating a custom experience for your users they are shown to not only take more photos but to more frequently share them via social media. Even better, we give your users multiple choices of filters that they can preview just by swiping left to right after taking the photo. Filters can be custom created to match your brand.

 

 


Concierge

Give your tourism visitors a direct way of communicating with you with our new ‘Concierge’ feature, which enables you to provide a direct call and text option.


Scavenger Hunt

Create an interactive game for your visitors by adding a scavenger hunt to your app. At each location stop the users can verify they are there with a code entry. This is a great way to get your visitors to explore all areas of your city, county or state or encourage them to visit select stores and restaurants. Even better, create a unique redemption coupon or prize for users that complete a configurable percentage of the stops. For example, you could have 10 stops and offer customers who collect at least 5 stops a gift card or coupon. New for 2017 is the ability to require a location match to redeem a scavenger location.

Calendars & Events

Feature all the events going on with our unique calendar and schedule builder. Your visitors will be able to see details for each event with action items associated with each. You can encourage them to share the event, add it to their mobile device calendar, find the location of the event on the map.

Each schedule item can be linked to venue information, the actual location on a map, websites, phone numbers or more. And best of all, all of this is controlled from the Grandstand App Builder platform.

Creating events using our admin tool couldn’t be easier with the latest addition that gives you the ability to setup recurring events that might occur, daily, weekly or even monthly.


Robust Search

Allow your users to search through schedules, vendor lists, sponsors, map locations, and results all from a single search box on the home page. In addition, each section has its own built-in search for context-sensitive searching.

Social Media

All of our apps have social media hooks built into nearly every screen of the app. If you are on the schedule page you are encouraged to share specific events via your social feeds and provided with one-click links to do so. If you are on the map page you are encouraged to check-in at various venues. If you are on the News page you are given the opportunity to post via a specific hashtag for your event.


Surveys & Forms

Find out what your shoppers are thinking with our easy-to-setup survey and forms tool. Ask many questions or just a few, including open-ended text questions, multiple-choice questions, and more. To encourage more responses, some malls tie the surveys to coupons and rewards upon completion.


All of this can be managed using our innovative app management platform called Grandstand Builder. To learn more give us a call at 402-770-1654 or fill out the form below.

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