What are QR Codes?

A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a two-dimensional barcode that stores information readable by mobile devices. They can store (and digitally present) data, including url links, links to videos, geo coordinates, or just text. It looks like this: How does a smartphone read the QR code? In order to work, a smartphone needs … Continue reading What are QR Codes?

AASLH Post-conference Report

We just returned from the American Association of State & Local History annual conference in Richmond, VA. It was a fantastic time and we had the chance to brainstorm interpretive and mobile strategies with dozens of interesting historic sites and museums from around the country. We're proud of our friends at the Edsel & Eleanor … Continue reading AASLH Post-conference Report

The Pros and Cons of On-Site iPod Touches

I'm not going to complicate this for you.  We've worked with museums with anywhere between 10 - 500 iPods. There are great things about having iPods onsite at your museum, but it comes at a cost (literally and figuratively). In our experience, here are the pros and cons.  I hope this helps you evaluate what's … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of On-Site iPod Touches