Today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest addition, the 'Tourism Events of Albania' app. This cutting-edge digital tool, created in partnership with the National Agency of Tourism of Albania and Dope Agency, aims to offer both locals and tourists an in-depth guide to exploring the beautiful and diverse land of Albania.
Our app comes with a range of innovative features designed to enhance the user experience, allowing anyone to navigate through an extensive catalogue of attractions, activities, and events throughout the country.
The Map View displays all 61 municipalities in Albania, providing users with a broad geographical perspective. You can zoom in and pan across the map to locate a city that piques your interest. When you tap on a city, the map populates with pins indicating the different events occurring in that city. A corresponding list of these events appears, providing further details at a glance.
The Map View also includes a robust filtering system. Suppose you're interested in a specific category of events, like theater, or activities suitable for a certain audience. In that case, you can filter the events displayed on the map using these criteria. The same applies to tags, allowing users to find events related to their specific interests, such as 'Archaeological Site' or 'Food'.
The List View presents users with a categorized list of all events happening across Albania. When you tap on a category, the app displays all the events related to that category. For instance, if you're interested in theater, you can tap on the 'Theater' category to view all theater-related events.
Just like in the Map View, the List View also allows users to filter events. After choosing a category, you can narrow down the events list by city, audience, or tags. This way, you can customize the list to show only events that perfectly match your preferences. For example, you could choose the 'Theater' category and then filter for events in the city of 'Durrës', suitable for 'All' audiences and tagged as 'Archaeological site'.
Detailed Event Information
Each event listed in the app is accompanied by a wealth of information. This includes the name of the event in both English and Albanian, a description of the event, and the start and end dates. For example, users interested in the "Theatrical performance in the amphitheater" would be able to see that it runs from February 15th to July 18th, 2023. The provision of event descriptions in both English and Albanian caters to our bilingual audience, making the app accessible to both locals and international tourists.
Location Information and Directions
A standout feature is the comprehensive location information provided for each event. Along with the geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude), users can click on the 'pin_location' to view the exact event location on Google Maps. This gives users a sense of the event's surroundings and offers clear directions on how to get there. The "Theatrical performance in the amphitheater" event, for instance, is at a specific location in the city of Durrës, easily accessible via the provided map link.
Event Categorization and Tagging
To make the discovery process smooth and personalized, the app categorizes each event by its type and intended audience. The 'category' field signifies the type of event - the example event is categorized under 'Theater'. Furthermore, the 'audience' field indicates who the event is suitable for. The sample event is suitable for 'All', making it a great choice for families, individuals, couples, and groups of friends.
Along with categories, the app also uses a tagging system. Users can discover events related to specific themes or interests. In this case, the event is tagged as an 'Archaeological site' and 'Theater', providing additional context about the nature of the event.
Social Sharing and Calendar Integration
Users can easily share event details with friends and family via social media directly from the app, facilitating group planning and ensuring that no one misses out on exciting events.
Additionally, the app allows users to add events directly to their calendars. This feature ensures that users can easily remember and plan for the events they're interested in, like our example, "Theatrical performance in the amphitheater".
Users can mark their favourite events, providing a personalized shortlist they can return to. This makes planning an itinerary or remembering intriguing events much simpler.
Overall, the 'Tourism Events of Albania' app is a user-friendly tool that transforms the process of discovering, planning, and attending events across the beautiful country of Albania into a simple and enjoyable experience. Whether you are a local or a tourist, this app is your ultimate guide to exploring the vibrant Albanian events scene.