Lazy days on Antigua & Barbuda
Believe it or not, the idea of iLandGuide, now a worldwide company, was born here on our island in the Summer of 2011.
> By now we have divisions in Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Bali and other locations with a headquarter in Florida, US.
> We are a bunch of friends from different countries, who arrived to this island a couple of years ago and - like many others - fell in love with this special place. We decided to settle here and while enjoying the many pleasures this island has to offer, we were thinking, what can we add to this? How can we help people who come to visit to be more aware of happenings on the island, find their way around easily and know many useful info about the place?
Some people prefer using guidebooks but more and more opt for the easier way of using travel applications on their mobile phones (instead of carrying around a book all the time).
> No wonder there are hundreds of different apps coming out every week in the Apple and Play stores and travel apps are one of the most popular ones.
Its a proven business model!
So we thought, let's do this!
We created an application that different than others in many ways. Why?
> For several reasons like:
> - unlike most big companies, we focus on smaller vacation places instead of big cities
> - it has a beautiful design and a user friendly navigation (thats not always given)
> - as we work with local franchise partners, we are able to maintain a strong local presence on the island with our local marketing activity. No other applications work this way. (We have posters, flyers, even free wifi spots established at the Pantip market, Thong Sala - main road 7eleven and at the Blue Top Coffee Shop and more to come)
> - the app is free to download and works offline but still very interactive as every time the user has net connection, the content is being refreshed on the app which makes it up to date all the time
> - we have the most detailed offline map of Phangan (that was built by us) with GPS navigation!
and my favourite bit:
> - businesses that sign up for listing can log in to our admin system and update, change information on a daily basis
That is pretty cool, isn't it? It gives great interactivity to the app!
In a magazine or on a flyer, you cannot change information once its printed and it is not easy to do so on websites, apps either. With us, it is just few clicks and the next day it is there.
Perfect for many sorts of businesses. And it is ECO-friendly! Let's go digital and keep the island clean.
iLandGuide is ran by a local team with a local office to be at your service at any time.
We hope you like our product, feedbacks are always welcome!
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