Free Case Study: the Edsel Ford House Smartphone App

Did you miss our webinar on Mobile Apps in Historic Homes? Don't fret! In partnership with the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, we've just released a new white paper that explains their award-winning app project - from conception to launch and evaluation. Go ahead and download it - and send it to your friends and … Continue reading Free Case Study: the Edsel Ford House Smartphone App

A Day in the Life of TourSphere

One of the best things about working with museums is, well, going to visit the museums. Yesterday, the intrepid Clayton Jones and I had the chance to visit two TourSphere clients, both in Connecticut: the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and the Noah Webster House. These are two vastly different institutions - united by … Continue reading A Day in the Life of TourSphere

Why a Pilot App Makes Sense

It's tempting to think about creating an app that highlights every historical point of interest in your city; or every artifact in your museum. Stop! Don't go any further. While it's great to dream, and to plan in grandiose visions, the truth is - you should dip your toe in the water before jumping into … Continue reading Why a Pilot App Makes Sense

The Importance of Owning Your Own Content

Imagine hiring a carpenter to build you a new kitchen cabinet. You pay him for the job, he builds something pretty spiffy, and you're pleased. But then you read the fine print in the contract, and you see that even though you paid him for the work, he (not you) actually owns the cabinet.  Many … Continue reading The Importance of Owning Your Own Content

Five Reasons Every Hotel Should Have a Mobile Tour

If you're a hotel, you spend a lot of time and effort to provide information to your guests. Racks of brochures line the lobby with info about the surrounding area, and a concierge is available to talk with guests about shopping and dining options. But what about having a smartphone app for the hotel - … Continue reading Five Reasons Every Hotel Should Have a Mobile Tour

Smart Resolutions: Three Things You Must Do in 2013 to Simplify Your Audience Engagement

Ah, New Year's resolution time. In our personal life, we often resolve to eat healthier, be kinder or make those phone calls to long lost friends once a month. But professional resolutions can provide a boost to your year as well. All resolutioned out? Don't worry; we've come up with three social media resolutions for … Continue reading Smart Resolutions: Three Things You Must Do in 2013 to Simplify Your Audience Engagement

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!

No Cell Service or Wi-Fi? No Problem.

TourSphere apps are web-based, which means that they require either cell service or wi-fi so that the user can download and use the app live at the site of the tour. We have many clients, like parks or sites with bad cell phone service, who ask us if there are any options for them to use … Continue reading No Cell Service or Wi-Fi? No Problem.

The App “Made in Hollywood”

The use of TourSphere's technology is just about endless in our imagination - we see an unlimited number of uses for our mobile app technology. From different venues and tours, additional features, and a multitude of uses, we believe that technology is always evolving just like TourSphere. It's exciting to us when we see our … Continue reading The App “Made in Hollywood”

New Study Shows Museums Offering More Mobile Experiences

"His house is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything." - Matthew Broderick, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off People sometimes think of museums the way Ferris Bueller described them. But as you and I know, that's changing! Especially when museums adopt mobile technology to create interactive apps … Continue reading New Study Shows Museums Offering More Mobile Experiences