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Accidental Tourist

Accidental Tourist is a local tour guide in your pocket! Find the hidden gems, local’s favourites and discover the rich history of an area as you travel. The app does not list mainstream tourist attractions. Every place on the app is strictly unique and reviewed by the team before being listed. Perfect for finding places you’ll love whilst on the move or exploring a new city.

Key Features

Accidental Tourist is a local tour guide in your pocket! Find the hidden gems, local’s favourites and discover the rich history of an area as you travel. The app does not list mainstream tourist attractions. Every place on the app is strictly unique and reviewed by the team before being listed. Perfect for finding places you’ll love whilst on the move or exploring a new city.

Technologies Used

PHP, Cordova, Ionic

Why these technologies ?

PHP: PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor and is a server-side programming language. There are many reasons to use PHP for server side programming, firstly it is a free language with no licensing fees so the cost of using it is minimal. PHP can also run on Windows, Linux and Unix servers.

Cordova: Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) is a mobile application development framework originally created by Nitobi. Adobe Systems purchased Nitobi in 2011, rebranded it as PhoneGap, and later released an open source version of the software called Apache Cordova. Apache Cordova enables software programmers to build applications for mobile devices using CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript instead of relying on platform-specific APIs like those in Android, iOS, or Windows Phone.

Ionic: Ionic is a complete open-source SDK for hybrid mobile app development created by Max Lynch, Ben Sperry and Adam Bradley of Drifty Co. in 2013. The original version was released in 2013 and built on top of AngularJS and Apache Cordova. The more recent releases, known as Ionic 3 or simply "Ionic", are built on Angular. Ionic provides tools and services for developing hybrid mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Sass. Apps can be built with these Web technologies and then distributed through native app stores to be installed on devices by leveraging Cordova.