Our lives have improved so much after we’ve been introduced to booking tickets online, and nowadays digital travel arrangement is turning mobile. According to eMarketer, up to 40% of digital travel income this year will come from mobile sales, and in 2021 it’ll make a half. Take into account that the figures grow yearly - the amount of people using mobile tickets booking has already grown about 14% since last year.
Global travel income is predicted to pass $200 billion by 2019, and mobile travel sales will make a half of it.
Application’s Main Features
Your product’s aim plays an important part in developing the whole concept itself.
For example, if you are a proud owner of a travel agency and plan to develop an application as an extension of your already established business, it must be an efficient aid and mostly just provide an online presence.
However, if the application is your main focus, the scape of features must be broader and you might ponder how to monetize it.
Anyway, of course it depends on whether you plan to create a product intended to provide a specific service or a bunch of ‘em, but here is our list of features your app must have to be the most efficient for users if you pick the latter:
- Trip organizer
- Hotel booking
- Booking tickets
- Weather forecast
- Maps and geolocation
- Local transportation
- Cafes and restaurants
- Tour guides and sight finders
- Ratings and feedback
- Social network integration
How to Create a Travel App
Before starting the development, make sure to decide what exactly you want your app to be, what it would be used for, and does it actually bring something that is wanted on the market.
Besides all the fun additional feature that will make your app stand out to the audience, here are the core ones that are irreplaceable in a travel application:
- User profile
- GPS services
- Offline maps
A note from Thunderrise:
Developing these features takes about 300 hours, and a team of iOS dev, Android dev, web dev, and a designer will be able to finish off in about a month/a month and a half.
Of course the final price would depend on the desired features and your developer’s hourly rate.
If you want to get an estimation and develop your own travel app, make sure to contact us.
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