City Guide Ionic - Full Application with Firebase backend

City Guide Ionic - Full Application with Firebase backend

Explore cities and find destinations!


Stavros Kounis

Stavros Kounis

Member since 2015


iOS, Android  
5 years ago
1 year ago
android, catalog, city, cordova, directory, firebase, guide, ionic, ios, listing, local store, phonegap, properties,

What's new in version r2:
Ionic 5.x version of the app available. Ionic 1.x, Ionic 4.x and Ionic 5.x versions are all included in the download file.

What's new in version r1:
Ionic 4.x version of the app available. Ionic 1.x and Ionic 4.x versions are both included in the download file.

What's new in version 1.4:
Fix marker and destination in map app on Android

City Guide Ionic is a complete attraction/business listing solution for a specific city that consists of a mobile application with a powerful content backend with data updates.

Users can easily browse through businesses and stores using various filters such as category, name, rating or distance.

Store and Business owners can display and promote their products, services, news, catalogs, contact information and more.

Best practices, proven techniques and experienced software architecture are packed with a well-crafted design.

This distribution includes 3 versions of the City Guide app. The first version is based on Ionic 1.x, the second one on Ionic 4.x and the third on Ionic 5.x.

What is it

City Guide is a travel assistant for a specific city, aiming to guide its users through attractions and businesses providing reviews and showing their products/services. It requires minimal setup enabling even non-developers to make use of it. ### In a nutshell

The ultimate tool to build a mobile app which lists attractions/businesses with their products and services. Minimal setup effort, no code required. ### Why choose City Guide Ionic:

  • No code knowledge or tech development required
  • Clean and user-friendly interface
  • Highly customizable structure, with modular architecture
  • Comes with carefully curated color themes
  • Easy installation, detailed quick start guide
  • Easily maintainable data, via the Firebase Graphical User Interface
  • Free updates: New features added constantly
  • A single codebase compatible both with Android and iOS
  • Quick and efficient Support

Feature request

Help us improve this app in a way that absolutely makes sense. Suggest the next feature you would like to see implemented. We are taking suggestions very seriously. Demo

Ionic 5.x

Ionic 4.x


Plenty of Color combinations - Themes

Tens of carefully selected, awesome color schemes to choose from: Square default, Square dark, Awesome, Ocean, Material indigo, Material blue, Material red, Material pink, Material purple, Material dark purple. Just pick the one that suits your brand and activate it with a single modification of the related file. ### Attraction/Business Finder

Intuitive finder with several search filters such as category, name, rating or distance (measured from your location). Users can use one or all the available filters at once to find exactly what suits them best.

Integration with Firebase for Backend management

The City Guide Ionic app comes with a powerful, flexible solution for backend management, by integrating with Firebase. Firebase is a powerful platform for your mobile or web application, through which you can power your app's backend, including data storage, user authentication, static hosting, and more. The City Guide app reads data from a Firebase database and makes it readily available to all of the app users. As soon as your Firebase project URL is set, the app treats the content dynamically. The integration with Firebase offers easy data synchronization and data maintenance.


Users can read reviews and ratings about the businesses/stores to help them make informed decisions. Also, they can submit their own review-rating and make it visible to the other users of the app. ### Favorites Screen

Users can add businesses or stores to their favorites and gather them in a single place for quick access. ### Map Screen

Map screen displays all attractions and businesses of a specific city as map pins. Users can easily access a store profile just by tapping a pin. ### Comprehensive Business Presentation

City Guide Ionic effectively displays all the necessary information for each listed attraction/business using relevant screens while engaging the user with one tap actions.

In detail:

1. News Screen

The news screen displays business news and announcements organized in lists with a title, a thumbnail and short introduction. Data can be fetched by using a local/remote JSON structure or Firebase. Everything you need for that is already built and no additional code is required. #### 2. Products Screen

The products screen displays products organized in lists of cards with a title, a thumbnail and price. A detailed screen provides additional information-description for each product including a slideshow of images and a “Buy now” link. The link points to the actual web site where the user could find more information about a particular product and proceed with the purchase. #### 3. Services Screen

The services screen displays services in lists of cards with a title and thumbnail. A detailed screen provides additional information for each service including a slideshow of images and a “Read more” link. The link points to the actual web site where the user could find more information about the particular service. #### 4. Catalogs Screen

Displays a list of cards with catalogs where users can access documents with informative or product-based content. A detailed screen provides additional information-description for each catalog including a slideshow of images, a “View online” and/or a ”Download PDF” button. You can view a catalog either by downloading a pdf file or by clicking the link to redirect to a website. #### 7. Wordpress and Drupal

You can integrate your Wordpress and/or Drupal site with the mobile application and be able to see its posts organized in lists with a title, a thumbnail and short introduction of each one. You can also share the post with your social media account, like Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or any other social network site/application of your choice. Everything you need for that is already built and no additional code is required. #### 5. Contact screen

This screen displays business or store information. It also enables users to interact with app making one tap phone call, send an email, get directions or connect with social networks. #### 6. One tap actions:

  • Call us: It will make the device to start a call to the phone number you have defined
  • Send us an Email: Mailer will open with your business’s email already set so as the user won’t need to type it
  • Map / Get directions: The map application which is already installed on the device will be launched to show your exact location on the map and the user will be able to get directions to reach your business. (Note: You can set more than one locations in the configuration file)
  • Visit us on Facebook: Users will be able to see business's social profile with just one click.

7. Opening hours

Let users know if a business is open at the particular time they open the application. The app gets the current time from the device, takes into account the time zone of the business and the device and displays a friendly message to the users. A list of the opening hours is also displayed in the “Contact Us” screen. ### Data Sources

Firebase data storage

The app’s data is stored in Firebase as JSON object and any data changes are synchronized in real time with the app. You can use the Firebase UI to either import data that you have already prepared or create/manage your data in a tree structure. In the documentation, a full example of a Firebase project is demonstrated showing the required data fields and structure. #### Data storage in JSON files

There is also the option to configure City Guide app to fetch data either from a local location or a remote one (e.g. Amazon S3) where data are stored in JSON files. Basically, a single JSON file is the one responsible for all the business related information. The source URL is set as a single variable in the application’s configuration file and no additional interference with the code is required. The News, Products, Services and Catalogs listing windows for each business are fetching data from online sources by using JSON structures too. Images, texts and whole entries can be updated by adjusting the remote sources without the need to rebuild and redistribute the application. All the content of the application can be updated just by adjusting the remote sources.

Easy Configuration / Modular Architecture

City Guide Ionic’s modular architecture is going to eliminate any unnecessary complexity for its configuration or modification/addition of its features. Its code is clean and well-organised into modules. ### Ionic design

City Guide Ionic is based on the UI elements that the Ionic Framework provides. Ionic Framework comes with a detailed and impressive CSS framework for layout styling. Furthermore, it handles header elements in a very similar way to existing libraries you may have used. Headers are available in many different default color options. Adding a footer element is as easy as adding a header. Moreover, Ionic comes with its own icon library built in which contains almost everything you should need. Use Ionic’s UI components and they will give you a fully customised and functional UI. ### AppSeed

This is a product of AppSeed. Find out more by visiting our website

Change log

Ionic 5.x

5.0 - May 14, 2020 - Initial Release

Ionic 4.x

4.0 - Feb 5, 2020 - Initial Release

Ionic 1.x

``` 1.4 - March 7, 2017 - Fix marker and destination in map app on Android

1.3 - February 22, 2017


  • Fetch business name, address, images and description from JSON data/Firebase on "Contacts us" screen

1.2 - October 6, 2016

  • Released sample firebase data fixed

1.1 - August 26, 2016

  • Category images are fetched from local/remote sources or Firebase.

1.0 - August 12, 2016

  • Initial release