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
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 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”
"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
As you know from our last blog post, hotels and resorts find it extremely beneficial to create and utilize a TourSphere app to highlight their own property and services. Today, we want to introduce you to 40Berkeley, the hippest and most affordable place to stay right in the heart of Boston! 40Berkely created a mobile … Continue reading Budget Travelers Explore Boston with a Mobile Concierge
Art museums are easily accessible for art enthusiasts in every major US city. But, where do you look when you need to get your fix of bad art? Massachusetts’s own Museum of Bad Art is located in the basement of Somerville’s Davis Square Theater, but thanks to their new TourSphere mobile app, their tens of … Continue reading Got a Hankering for Bad Art? Look No Further Than Your Mobile Phone
Publishing isn't an easy road in 2012. At TourSphere, we speak to lots of publishers looking to diversify their revenue streams, provide more robust advertising options and provide different products for their readership. In fact, eMarket predicts that mobile ad spending for 2012 will hit $2.6 billion -- 80% more than the spend in 2011. … Continue reading Local Publishers: Selling Ads for Mobile
Thanks to mobile apps and virtual tours, armchair tourism has become an increasingly appealing option for many. Whether it's a matter of checking out something that we might not have the time, inclination or money to visit in person or previewing a possible tourist attraction, museum, hotel, or city before we visit, the virtual tours … Continue reading Virtual Visitors vs. On-Site Visitors: Which Should Your App Cater To?
With more than 150 acres of greenery, plants and wildlife to explore, the Milliken Arboretum is a hidden jewel at Wofford University in Spartanburg, SC. With more than 4,500 trees, the world-class horticultural display aims to promote environmental consciousness, educate the community and heighten awareness of the importance of trees in a rapidly developing urban world. … Continue reading Exploring the Trees of the Milliken Arboretum with a Mobile App
I spend a lot of time talking to people and organizations - museums, hotels, universities - about mobile apps. One of the first things I like to point out is that there are different kinds of mobile apps. There are native apps like iPhone and Android apps, and there are Mobile Web apps. It's important to … Continue reading Apps 101: Native apps vs. Mobile Web apps