Whether you’re looking for a hidden gem while traveling around the globe, or you’re looking for a local adventure – the Where Is This? App has you covered. The app helps users find exciting and interesting places all around the world. Find out how Bill Tirrell’s Where Is This? went from app idea to reality.
While talking with Bill Tirrell – the saying, “You’re never too old…” comes to mind.
His passion and zeal for life is evident.
Tirrell, 53, recently reconnected with his high school sweetheart after a 30+ year absence.
Tirell and his significant other, Dawn, have 3 grandchildren and one on the way. He considers himself a simple man who enjoys this thing called life.
When he isn’t coming up with amazing app ideas, you can typically find him outdoors enjoying activities such as auto racing, skiing, frisbee, as well as camping.
He and Dawn also enjoy spending quality time with close friends.
They play in a weekly dart league and bowling league. He’s a true and firm believer of “a body in motion stays in motion”.
So how did Tirrell become an app inventor?
We recently talked with him to get the behind the scenes story on how the Where Is This? app came to be.
We love hearing how our clients come up with their amazing app ideas.
We asked Tirrell how he came up with his app idea. He explained, stating:
We travel a lot and like to find things off the beaten path. Every time we visited a new city or town at the end of the day I often wondered if there was an exciting or interesting attraction that was missed, and I’m sure there were many!! So I looked around to find an app that offered users a way to explore unique attractions that every city or town has to offer, and I couldn’t find one, so with the help of BrainyApps, we built one.”
Who doesn’t like finding cool locations and attractions?
Tirrell created a solution from a problem he noticed and was sure others experienced, too.
They say, “scratch your own itch” and more than likely there are others out there with a similar need.
Since Tirrell isn’t the most tech-savvy – he needed to partner with an app developer to make his app idea a reality.
Fortunately for him, he found BrainyApps.
We asked him why he chose BrainyApps to help develop his app. He explained, stating:
I chose BrainyApps to help build Where Is This? because of all the positive reviews on the BrainyApps website from other every day people who had a great idea for an app. From the beginning I had many ideas on how the app should function and as with any business relationships, there were some growing pains along the way. With the professional help from BrainyApps – we worked through all of them and launched, Where Is This? in 2017 with great success.”
We’re glad he chose us, too!
Tirrell and the BrainyApps team got to work and began developing his amazing app idea.
Where Is This? App Info
We asked Tirrell what the goal was for his app. He explained, stating:
I am looking forward to the day someone sends an e-mail stating the fact that they we’re in a new city or town and needed something to do and with the help from the free app, Where Is This? they found the perfect attraction just down the road from them that made their day extra special.”
What a noble idea? He created an app to help other adventure seekers just like himself.
We love hearing the goal behind our client’s apps!
Tirrell also wanted to mention another fun fact about the Where Is This? app. He explained, stating:
The first three letter of the name of app are W.I.T, these are also my initials, William I. Tirrell (W.I.T.) how cool is that?!”
Pretty cool if you ask us!
Reflections of an App Inventor
One of the biggest misconceptions in app development is, “I’m not tech-savvy enough – I can’t develop and build my app idea!”
Well, that’s not correct. That is exactly why BrainyApps was founded.
Our goal is to help everyday people develop their amazing app ideas.
While talking to Tirrell, he addressed this concern that he and people like him have.
We asked him to elaborate on the app development process with BrainyApps and asked if he had any advice to others like him. He explained, stating:
One of the deciding factors that made me want to build the app, Where is This?, was there really wasn’t another app like it. More importantly, I was afraid if I didn’t do it then someone else would!! So if you have an idea that makes life simpler and more enjoyable and you’re on the fence about whether to invest the necessary time and money, ask yourself this, ‘will you be okay if someone else’s name is listed as the ‘Owner’ of your great idea?’.”
That’s a great question and ultimately why many of our clients come to us to help them develop their amazing app ideas.
We asked Tirrell if he had any final thoughts he wanted to share with everyone. He explained, stating:
One thing I would like is if everyone who loves to travel and likes to explore the “off the beaten path” attractions would visit the web site www.whereisthisapp.com and download the free app. Please post all the exciting and interesting attractions in your local city or town, as well as places your find along your travels. Then future travelers who visit these towns would know where to travel and what to explore!!”
That’s simple enough! Because, after all, who doesn’t like finding cool and exciting new places whether they are down the street or on the other side of the globe?
Let the inner explorer out and download the Where Is This? app today!
You can follow along on the Where Is This? app journey by connecting with them on social media.
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