Success Story

Industry-leading custom tourism apps

GCD developed a platform from which Oli’s tourism and audio guide applications could be developed, the most recent project being a multi-lingual audio guide app on behalf of The Gobbins in County Antrim.

What we did:
  • Custom Software Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development Consulting
  • UX & UI Design

What was the challenge?

To create a tourism and audio guide application that would improve the customer experience of tourists visiting The Gobbins in County Antrim.

GCD and Oli enjoy a thriving partnership in the development of bespoke software solutions, we originally developed a platform from which Oli’s tourism and audio guide applications could be developed. The most recent project being this multi lingual audio guide app.

The Solution

The journey between GCD and OLI began in 2009, when they met at a ‘Technology Strategy Board’ briefing session for a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. Oli entered the competition and won the largest amount of funding from over 80 entries to develop an innovative and really intuitive audio guide app – My Tour Talk.

As a result, GCD developed a platform from which their tourism and audio guide applications could be developed. Together, we created a number of white label versions of My Tour Talk to include features such as in app purchasing and itinerary builders.

But our journey together didn’t end there, we entered a further SBRI in 2013 on behalf of Visit Wales to allow further innovation to their application, such as offline mapping and a structured download system with a self-select feature for inquisitive visitors.

We continued to develop the platform for clients that included Councils and Authorities across the island of Ireland. Two live and prominent examples are the Fáilte Ireland and the Dublin Discovery Trail apps that include place card technology allowing visitors to select a theme of particular interest before setting off on an interactive walk through the heart of Dublin.

The most recent project that GCD and OLI developed was a multi-lingual audio guide app on behalf of The Gobbins in County Antrim. It was the first of its kind; a truly innovative experience allowing visitors to follow the trail using their own devices to listen to a real time live guide whilst enjoying a diverse range of commentaries in either French or Spanish.

There have been lots of great moments on our development journey, we look forward to continuing this success story into the future!

The Results

One of a kind, innovative experiences for the public.

What we did

Custom Software Development

Mobile App Development

Software Development Consulting

UX & UI Design

Company Overview

Oli is an end-to-end tourism, heritage and digital consultancy with a passion for taking the visitor experience to the next level, creating unforgettable moments that they will tell others about, and increase visitor numbers and revenue for your site or destination.

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