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 Easy Ways to Create Content for Your Mobile App

For many museums, hotels and tourism sites looking to create an app, one of the more daunting aspects of the process is creating the content that will go into the tour itself. As we hear so often with social media, it's essential to have great, engaging content to draw your visitor in and ensure the … Continue reading Five Easy Ways to Create Content for Your Mobile App

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?

Exploring Estates Around New England: 5 Venues to Visit This Season

Around New England, there is a plethora of historic homes, estates and museums to check out for locals and tourists alike. At TourSphere, we love exploring both the well-known and hidden gems around our area. Today, we've decided to share some of our favorite estates around New England, picked out especially for you to enjoy … Continue reading Exploring Estates Around New England: 5 Venues to Visit This Season

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

Getting Spooky: 10 Unique Halloween Tours from Around the Country

At TourSphere. we're big proponents of any kind of tour. Whether it's in-person guides leading you through exhibits or one of our mobile apps giving you the low-down on little-known city tourist attractions, tours are a great way to get the most from your visit anywhere. And in autumn, when the air is crisp and … Continue reading Getting Spooky: 10 Unique Halloween Tours from Around the Country

3 Mics to Turn Your Phone into a Recording Studio

This post is part of a series of “do it yourself” articles by Glenn Forsythe, Chief Soundscape Architect here at TourSphere. We hope you find it helpful when creating your own audio and video content! As we have covered in previous installations of our DIY series, there are quite a few options for getting great … Continue reading 3 Mics to Turn Your Phone into a Recording Studio

Planning a DIY Mobile App for Visitors

So you've decided to create a mobile app to enhance the visitor experience - that's great! Now what? Well, a little strategizing can go a looong way. Sure, you can always go with an on the fly, kitchen sink approach, but we often find that method to be a little frustrating - often accompanied by … Continue reading Planning a DIY Mobile App for Visitors

Is that a studio in your pocket? (or “awesome apps for audio”)

This post is part of a series of “do it yourself” articles by Glenn Forsythe, Chief Soundscape Architect here at TourSphere. We hope you find it helpful when creating your own audio and video content! Are you creating an audio tour or recording some audio interviews? I have good news! You need look no further … Continue reading Is that a studio in your pocket? (or “awesome apps for audio”)

Providing Context to the Visitor Experience

In medias res - it’s that writing technique (first utilized by the Roman poet Horace) where the author inserts the reader into the midst of the action. Suddenly we are on the front lines, in the middle of battle. Where are we? What’s going on? The author deliberately withholds this information, instead letting the reader … Continue reading Providing Context to the Visitor Experience