Mobile Year in Review: Lessons Learned in Mobile in 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, many of us will be reflecting on what we've learned over the past year. While perhaps some reflections will be personal or professional, here at TourSphere, we want to take a minute to review the year in mobile. So we've tapped our team to present to you the lessons … Continue reading Mobile Year in Review: Lessons Learned in Mobile in 2012

App Spotlight: This is Hampton, VA

Hampton, Virginia is a picturesque city and the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement. Dating back to the 1600s, there's lots to see in Virginia's sixth-most populous city, and the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau wanted to make sure that no one missed a beat. That's why they created a digital tour guide with the … Continue reading App Spotlight: This is Hampton, VA

App Spotlight: Virginia Air & Space Center

The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau in Hampton, VA has created a unique app package that allows visitors to the city to download a package of six tours that will guide them through the city. Featuring tours of neighborhoods and universities, the comprehensive tours give an insider's view on the city. But perhaps one of … Continue reading App Spotlight: Virginia Air & Space Center

Who Should Be Our Narrator?

When developing your mobile tour, there are many ways to make it particularly memorable for your visitors. One is choosing to incorporate audio into the tour in the form of a tour guide or narrator. There are many options for narrating a tour, from a single, anonymous voice to a celebrity to a collection of … Continue reading Who Should Be Our Narrator?

Transform a Tablet into a Kiosk – in a Snap!

Museums, hotels, and all kinds of destinations have long-recognized the value of kiosks.  Kiosks are great ways to engage visitors, provide and collect information quickly, offer maps and event info and otherwise cut-down on common questions which can bog down staff members. The hold-up for most organizations has been cost.  Plain and simple.  Kiosks and … Continue reading Transform a Tablet into a Kiosk – in a Snap!

App Spotlight: Peirce Mill Tour

Peirce Mill is the last existing mill in the District of Columbia and the only 19th-century gristmill maintained by the National Park Service that operates on a full-time basis. On the National Register of Historic Places, Peirce Mill is a living museum and tribute to the 1820s economy of America and D.C.'s agrarian past. Despite changes … Continue reading App Spotlight: Peirce Mill Tour