After years of being in the tourism industry, our client saw first hand just how crazy it was that there’s not an ‘all-in-one spot’ resource for Eureka Springs, AR tourists. Dining reviews and menus from from Yelp, tour information from brochures, city information from signs and visitor’s centers, etc. In addition to this information being spread out, it’s largely biased by advertising. Even with honest advertising, having to wade through the ads is annoying.
Modern Tourism quickly figured out that with today’s technology, all of this could be rolled into a single application that could reside on a visitor’s mobile device. This application could be profitable as paid download or purchased by the city (either way cutting down on amount of advertising needed).
Doc4 designed, under close scrutiny, a mobile iOS app that provides visitors to Eureka Springs, AR the ability to locate nearly every point of interest from a map view as well as a curated, searchable list. Additionally the app assists in booking a room at a local hotel, finding nearby trails, locating wedding locations, reading news and classifieds, checking out area webcams, making healthy dining choices, finding local emergency services, and so much more.
The Modern Tourism Eureka Springs app is the brain child of Chip Ford who wanted to do more for his hometown by helping visitors locate the amazing historical aspects and experiences that Eureka Springs could offer. His successes in this field helped spawn several offers from various Chambers to purchase the app.