OnCell Acquires Competitors My Tours & STQRY

Acquisition of New Zealand-based company Authentic will drive mobile tour app technology innovation for cultural and historic sites ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2019–OnCell announced today it has acquired Authentic, a New Zealand-based company which develops My Tours and STQRY, a respected competitor in the mobile tour app technology space. OnCell pioneered the first self-guided mobile … Continue reading OnCell Acquires Competitors My Tours & STQRY

Explore Historic Independence Missouri with City’s Official App

Beacon-Enabled Audio Tour and Exploratory Game Offers Visitors a Unique Glimpse of Pioneer Life The City of Independence Missouri's new mobile app celebrates the city’s unique history–a bustling center which supported pioneers as they started their long journey on the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails during the Westward Expansion of the 1800s. The goal … Continue reading Explore Historic Independence Missouri with City’s Official App

App Spotlight: Texas Time Travel Tours

Q&A with Susan Shore, Heritage Tourism Program Specialist at the Texas Historical Commission Texas Time Travel Tours, the mobile app created by the Texas Historical Commission, is a true portrait of Texas. The app features over 550 sites, 170 of which are highlighted with audio and video. Currently there are seven statewide tours in the app and … Continue reading App Spotlight: Texas Time Travel Tours

App Spotlight: The Noah Webster House

Q&A with Sarah St. Germain, Coordinator of Public Programs at the Noah Webster House The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is located in the restored birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster. Webster was a national figure known not only for the first American dictionary and the Blue-Backed Speller, but also for being … Continue reading App Spotlight: The Noah Webster House

Saratoga National Historic Park and OnCell-TourSphere Partner to Revamp Mobile App

Redesigned Self-Guided Tour App Offers Visitors Elegant, User-Friendly Experience STILLWATER, N.Y., February 25, 2015–Saratoga National Historic Park has partnered with OnCell-TourSphere to launch their newly redesigned mobile tour app. The two worked closely together to create a custom branded app to achieve the iconic National Park Service look and meet their strict design standards. The self-guided audio tour … Continue reading Saratoga National Historic Park and OnCell-TourSphere Partner to Revamp Mobile App

App Spotlight: Newport Historical Society Native Apps

Q&A with Stacie Parillo, Head of Collections and Manager of Digital Initiatives at Newport Historical Society The Newport Historical Society originally launched their web app in November of 2012. TourSphere worked closely with the NHS team to develop a custom theme and build an app that launched a historic properties tour with over 40 sites. They … Continue reading App Spotlight: Newport Historical Society Native Apps

App Spotlight: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area celebrates and preserves the wealth of places and stories associated with the Underground Railroad found within the City of Niagara Falls and the surrounding region. During the 1800s the city was an established border crossing and served a critical role in the Underground Railroad by providing safe passage … Continue reading App Spotlight: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

App Spotlight: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

History Comes to Life Before Emanicipation, enslaved people depended on a secret network of men and women to lead them to freedom: the Underground Railroad. Courageous women like Harriet Tubman secured slaves’ safe passage along the Underground Railroad, as the network came to be known. Reading about the Railroad in history books, it’s hard to … Continue reading App Spotlight: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

App Spotlight: Embassy of Ecuador

Introducing the first embassy app of its kind! The TourSphere team worked with the Ecuadorian Embassy to create a beautiful app that shows off the amazing beauty and richness of this South American country. The app is created with two users in mind: 1) Ecuadorian citizens traveling in the US, and 2) US citizens interested in … Continue reading App Spotlight: Embassy of Ecuador

Murder Goes Mobile at the Met!

What do Madame X, a murder, and a mobile phone have in common? They are all part of Murder at the Museum: An American Art Mystery, the first mobile detective game created by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The app was built on TourSphere and produced by Green Door Labs. Through the smartphone app, Met … Continue reading Murder Goes Mobile at the Met!