Become An App Author

We are looking for people with excellent writing skills, who are passionate about the city they live in, to jointly create iPhone city-guide applications.

Working Together

We have developed a cutting-edge technology platform for publishing city guides on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and have by now published over 470 such applications for more than 470 cities worldwide. We are now looking for authors to work on the next generation city-guide applications.

As a tour author, you will:

  • Receive city guide assignments from GPSmyCity
  • Write descriptions and take photos of sights
  • Collect sight addresses and GPS coordinates

We will turn your guide(s) into a fully-fledged iPhone app, which will include features such as city map, built-in compass, findme, off-line operation, and more. Then we will publish it in the App Store.

GPSmyCity is currently focused primarily on the development of directory guides (single-theme, non-sightseeing guides). Please see example: Top 20 Vegas Wedding Chapels.

The following list contains the top most wanted themes:

  • Best Restaurants for Tasting Authentic Local Food
  • Best Local Food
  • Best Nightlife Spots
  • Best Bars
  • Best Pubs
  • Best Cafes
  • Best Food Markets
  • Best Shopping Places for Visitors
  • Best Places for Entertaining Kids
  • Best Places for Antique and Memorabilia Hunting

Sharing Revenue

Your relationship with will be similar to that between a book author and a publisher, with you being the author. You will receive royalty payment for each copy of iPhone app sold in the App Store. Namely, you will receive 50% of the net sales revenue which is the gross sales revenue minus the sales commission (30% of the gross sales) charged by Apple.

Your Qualifications:

  • Native English speaker with excellent writing skills (please feel free to send us your writing samples). Travel writers and bloggers are particularly welcome.
  • Must have lived in the city of choice for at least six months.
  • Owning an iOS device is preferred but not required.

Some Basic Facts About iPhone Apps:

  • 300+ million iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users worldwide
  • 800,000+ iPhone apps in Apple's App Store
  • 40+ Billion apps downloaded!

Check out the following articles to learn more about the "App Economy":

Author FAQ

Please read the Author FAQ to learn more about the program.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us.

App Author Registration

To get started, you must first register an app author account (registration is free). Once you have registered, we will contact you with a list of guide topics that we are interested in developing.


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