Hotel Apps and “Mobile Concierge” Services

In this hyper-connected age where seemingly everyone has a smartphone or tablet, hotels and resorts want to serve guests on the go. Luckily, TourSphere can help. TourSphere provides hotels with the tools they need to create hotel apps and virtual concierge services for their guests, whether they're at the hotel or at home preparing for … Continue reading Hotel Apps and “Mobile Concierge” Services

Explore the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 3-story Globe on Your Smartphone

Mary Baker Eddy founded the Christian Science system of religious thought in the late 1800s and today, her life's work is celebrated at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. This multi-use facility is dedicated to educating the public about Eddy's life and ideas. The museum, research center and lending library opened in 2002 and now a … Continue reading Explore the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 3-story Globe on Your Smartphone

The Freedom Center’s Richard Cooper on the Future of Museums and the Role Technology Will Play

This interview is part of our “Thought Leader” series, where we get inside the heads of the best and brightest in the museum & technology world. Richard Cooper Manager of Interpretive Services Richard C. Cooper is the Manager of Interpretive Services at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center where he oversees the development and presentation … Continue reading The Freedom Center’s Richard Cooper on the Future of Museums and the Role Technology Will Play

Beantown Mysteries on the Harbor

Want to get the inside story on where the Departed was filmed? Or check out old images of how Boston used to look? If you’re local to Boston, you’ve probably explored the Boston harbor either by sea, or walking along the water and enjoying the beautiful breezy views. But, for those tourists looking to visit … Continue reading Beantown Mysteries on the Harbor

Creating an Award-Winning Mobile App

After all the hard work you've put into developing your app, it'd be nice to get a little recognition, right? As the app landscape has exploded over the past several years, so have mobile app awards programs. At TourSphere, we've seen many of our clients win awards in their respective industries for fantastic apps that … Continue reading Creating an Award-Winning Mobile App

Got a Hankering for Bad Art? Look No Further Than Your Mobile Phone

Art museums are easily accessible for art enthusiasts in every major US city. But, where do you look when you need to get your fix of bad art? Massachusetts’s own Museum of Bad Art is located in the basement of Somerville’s Davis Square Theater, but thanks to their new TourSphere mobile app, their tens of … Continue reading Got a Hankering for Bad Art? Look No Further Than Your Mobile Phone

Local Publishers: Selling Ads for Mobile

Publishing isn't an easy road in 2012. At TourSphere, we speak to lots of publishers looking to diversify their revenue streams, provide more robust advertising options and provide different products for their  readership. In fact, eMarket predicts that mobile ad spending for 2012 will hit $2.6 billion -- 80% more than the spend in 2011. … Continue reading Local Publishers: Selling Ads for Mobile

Explore Three Decades of Social Issues via Your Mobile Phone

Try fitting in three decades of stunning visual work in just three months! Presently, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is displaying the socially conscious career of Carrie Mae Weems, with over 200 powerful images, video, audio and text displays. Carrie’s thought-provoking works make anyone ponder today’s current social issues from race, gender and … Continue reading Explore Three Decades of Social Issues via Your Mobile Phone

Virtual Visitors vs. On-Site Visitors: Which Should Your App Cater To?

Thanks to mobile apps and virtual tours, armchair tourism has become an increasingly appealing option for many. Whether it's a matter of checking out something that we might not have the time, inclination or money to visit in person or previewing a possible tourist attraction, museum, hotel, or city before we visit, the virtual tours … Continue reading Virtual Visitors vs. On-Site Visitors: Which Should Your App Cater To?