Tips & Tricks: How to Create Apps with a Custom Feel

If you don't have the budget right now to create a unique custom design for your app, don't fret. Our builder was designed to be flexible and lets you tap your creative spirit! You can easily give your app more punch by taking advantage of the app builder's capabilities and enlisting your resident image maven. 1. … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: How to Create Apps with a Custom Feel

App Spotlight: The McCormick Foundation’s Cantigny Park

Q&A with Diane Gutenkauf, Director of the Robert R. McCormick Museum Cantigny Park is the former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Covering an expansive 500-acres in Wheaton, Illinois, the Colonel left his estate as a gift to the public upon his death in 1955. The park … Continue reading App Spotlight: The McCormick Foundation’s Cantigny Park

New Feature: Photo Gallery

You may have noticed some of our tour apps have photo galleries that rotate automatically and can also be swiped. These were beta users of our Photo Gallery widget and we're happy to announce that it is now available in the App Builder for TourSphere Pro accounts. What is the Photo Gallery widget? The Photo … Continue reading New Feature: Photo Gallery

5 Tips for DIY Audio

You've written the script for your audio tour and found your narrators. Time to hit the recording studio! Wait, what studio? Many organizations do not have the magical budget to hire professional audio production services–you're not alone! Here are a few tips to help drastically improve your audio quality when creating it in-house. 1) Choose … Continue reading 5 Tips for DIY Audio

Add a Google Map to Your App

If you're building a walking or city tour with the TourSphere builder, allowing the user to track their position in relation to all the sites in your app is essential. Here's a quick intro and tutorial on how to use our Google Map widget. What is the Google Map widget? This widget allows you to … Continue reading Add a Google Map to Your App

5 Tips and Tricks From an App Builder

Building an app does not have to be a long or frustrating experience. Knowing best practices and familiarizing yourself with our CMS to know basic features will go a long way. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you can maximize your time and meet your launch date: 1. Organize Your Content … Continue reading 5 Tips and Tricks From an App Builder

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?

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