- UX Research
- Product Design
DropTour is a platform, that connects people who have knowledge of a local area in Ireland with people who want to pay for this local knowledge. Dropotur came about, becasue as part of my High-Tech Entrepreneurship module at Dublin City University, we had to come up with a high-tech business idea. Whilst travelling in Portugal in the summer of 2015 I realised that the truly best way to experience a new place was through the eyes on a local. So in my final year at Dublin City University I had the opporutnity to work on this idea as a team of four.
I found out from my research that people who are travelling miss out on authentic local experiences. So many people come away from their travels feeling FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Also, there are so many people who have a unqiue perspective of their local area and who are unemployed.
It was clear from our problem that we wanted to improve travellers experiences of a local area in Ireland. So we came up with the solution of creating a web based application platform that would allow people who had knowledge of a local area to advertised their local knowledge online to people who would want to pay for their local knowledge. This web based application could be used as a mobile applicaiton and on a web based browser.
With Droptour there is more than one type of user. In order for this platform to work we need locals with the knowledge and then we need the people who want that local knowledge. So we broke it down into groups - tour guides, also known as 'Drop Guides', and tourists/travellers. In each group I created different user personas.
So from our research the opportunity was clear. We could charge a comission fee of 20% for every tour executed using our platform if we connect tourguides, tourists & potentially asylum seekers. All we had to do was created the platform. So, I worked on creating an MVP.
BOOKING A TOUR
SIGNING UP AS A TOUR GUIDE
- Fail fast.
- Always look after intellectual property.
- If you want to build an exceptual MVP you're better off hiring professionals (if you can afford it).