The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Mobile Tour App

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, located in Gross Pointe Shores, Michigan, have published an awesome web app and iPhone app. The web app works on any mobile device with a full Internet browser - just go to fordhouse.toursphere.com or scan the QR code at the bottom of this post. We loved writing the script, … Continue reading The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Mobile Tour App

Touring the Mobile Market

Are Native Apps the Solution for the Mobile Universe? Museums & Mobile Marketplace Today As museum visitors become increasingly connected with smartphones, iPods and other mobile devices, museums have begun feeling pressure to develop mobile applications that will allow the visitors to self-tour with their devices. While this opens up educational opportunities for museums, it … Continue reading Touring the Mobile Market

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Mobile App

  Historians believe that over three thousand miles of Underground Railroad trails existed in Ohio alone. Small wonder then that one of the nation's most notable museums of conscience sits beside the Ohio River, whose crossing once signified freedom for millions. Since 2002, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati has become a … Continue reading National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Mobile App

Funding Your Mobile App: Grants, Sponsors & Private Donors

One of the most stressful issues facing museums is: What to do with all of those extra funds lying around... right.  If you’re like most organizations,  the first question that usually comes up when you begin thinking about a mobile app for your museum is, “How on earth are we going to find the budget … Continue reading Funding Your Mobile App: Grants, Sponsors & Private Donors

Boston Public Garden Mobile Tour App

Every day, children come to play with Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in the Public Garden, as they have for over twenty years. Nancy Schön's bronze sculpture recreation of the characters from the Caldecott Award winning classic, Make Way for Ducklings, could easily be the Garden's most popular attraction, and not just for the little … Continue reading Boston Public Garden Mobile Tour App

Welcome to our Blog! (and apologies to George Washington)

When I was 5 years old, my dad took me to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. I wanted to be a good son, so when we took a guided tour of the estate, I didn’t complain. In fact, I was in awe, imagining the Leader of the Revolution strolling through the halls. “This … Continue reading Welcome to our Blog! (and apologies to George Washington)