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Abstract

Shaka Guide is a collection of GPS driving tour apps for Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Big Island of Hawaii. These tour guiding apps are the perfect choice for self-guided travelers, who are traveling to Hawaii’s Islands. The apps give users a sightseeing trip to explore the entire islands.

Better than a bus tour or guidebook, these tour guide apps have hours of audio with hundreds of narration points, fun stories, and music by local Hawaii musicians (both modern and traditional) and GPS driving direction, showing hikes, beaches, and viewpoints on the map. Each application provides a turn-by-turn driving direction to the most popular places to visit on each island.

Client’s Requirements

Based in Hawaii, United States, our client is a passionate traveler and love to explore different countries and places along with his husband and friend. She has traveled many countries and cities and got an amazing traveling experience.

Being an avid traveler of many countries and islands, she has interest in exploring all the points and places with complete narration, but it was not possible to have a tour guide on all the islands and places.

Understanding this problem, our client got an idea of developing a complete collection of tour guide apps for all the Hawaii travelers, helping them to explore all the points with audio narrations. Along with her husband and one friend, she decided to develop 4 different local driving tour guide apps for Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Big Island of Hawaii.


How We Came
into the Scene

After deciding to develop a travel tour guide apps collection, our client started looking for the travel app development company in the Google, and she found one of our traveling blogs that was ranking on the first page of Google SERP. After reading our travel app development blog and checking our tours and travel apps portfolio, she got impressed and decided to contact us with her requirements.

Then, one of our sales representatives analyzed her project requirements and comprehend the type of travel guide apps she wanted to make. As our client wanted to make 4 different travel guide apps for Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Big Island of Hawaii, we took some time to understand her requirements.


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The First Step We Took

After taking some time to understand her project requirements, our business representative made one proposal, offering her “Shaka Guide” that is a collection of 4 different travel guide apps. Our proposed solution helps travelers to explore Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Big Island of Hawaii using GPS Navigation System, Audio Narration, Driving Directions, and Music in between.

Using any of these 4 tour apps, travelers can explore hundreds of spots and points of the islands along with interesting stories and narration. Automatic audio tours with turn-by-turn directions give an amazing traveling experience of Hawaii islands.

Moreover, this app works offline, allowing users to access offline maps for turn-by-turn directions, GPS Navigation and Audio-based narration.

Key Features of
Shaka Guide Apps Collection


GPS Navigation System

Shaka Guide comes with GPS Navigation System, guiding and suggesting interesting places and spots for travelers along the way. Travelers, who prefer their own pace and itinerary on traveling, follow turn-by-turn directions with audio tours apps.


Map

Using Map feature, travelers get driving directions to all the points and spots along with the things they can do and see. They can view all the spots and places on the map and get turn-by-turn directions to reach the places.


Offline

One of the best things about Shaka Guide is an offline feature, so users do not need data to access the app. With offline maps, audio narrations about places, interesting stories, and music by local Hawaii musicians, travelers enjoy the freedom to travel at their own pace while having the benefit of a local tour guide app.


Audio-based Tour Narration

Travelers also enjoy hours of audio with hundreds of narration points that play automatically as they drive. They can listen to interesting stories, enchanting Hawaiian legends and things to do and music by local Hawaii musicians (both modern and traditional).


Live Chat

The app provides 24*7 live chat support for travelers, allowing them to communicate with the support team in case if they have any problem or confusion while traveling to Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Big Island of Hawaii.


Search Places by Category

Travelers search the places by categories like beaches, hikes, kids special, restaurants, and things to do and see. They can choose any category and get different options under it with complete information like website, phone number, and directions with an offline map.


Rating System

The rating system allows travelers to rate this travel guide application as per their traveling experience. They can rate and share feedback, helping Shaka Guide team to keep improving constantly.


Social Media Integration

Social media integration allows travelers to share Shaka Guide application with their friends and relatives through WhatsApp, Allo, Gmail, Facebook, Messenger, Skype, and Xender.

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iOS APP DEVELOPMENT

Our client wanted to develop Shaka Guide apps collection on both the platforms (iOS and Android), so our team decided to start with the iOS platform. As there were 4 different apps to develop, so our Russian team assigned two Sr. iOS app developers, who have more than 4 years of experience in the iOS app development industry.

To understand our client’s requirements, both the iOS programmers communicated with the client directly through the call. After comprehending the requirements, both the developers started developing the applications one-by-one.

During the iOS development process, the Live Chat feature took much time for our assigned developers. Ultimately, both the developers developed the live chat feature and made 4 apps that were ready to launch on Apple App Store.

Android App Development

After developing 4 iOS applications for Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Big Island of Hawaii respectively, it’s time to develop the Android version of these apps. To develop these apps on the Android platform, our Russian team assigned two senior Android app developers, who have 3+ years of experience in the Android app development industry.

Both the Android developers did not take much time to develop these apps as they both easily understood the entire concept referring to iOS versions.

Other Successful Tours & Travel Apps
Developed By Us

Apart from Shaka Guide, we have also developed various other tours and travel apps like Hotel Tonight, Detour, and Roadside America. In fact, our full stack mobile app developers have already developed over 30 tours and travel apps. You can check out some of these apps here.

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