Upcoming Webinar July 2nd: How to Build Your Own App

Join us Tuesday July 2nd at 11:30am for a 45-minute webinar, "How to Build Your Own App." Mobile Advisor Clayton Jones will host a demo of the TourSphere CMS. Learn the basics—how to upload assets, build pages, add content, and establish links. We'll build a mini-app and answer your questions about our CMS. When: Tuesday, … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar July 2nd: How to Build Your Own App

App Spotlight: HarborArts Shipyard Gallery Walking Tour

If, upon visiting the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, you noticed that one of the buildings had a large half man, half octopus sculpture on top, your curiosity might be piqued. (The name of the sculpture is Iscariot, by the way, and he's made of recycled steel and reclaimed wood.) What is a piece of … Continue reading App Spotlight: HarborArts Shipyard Gallery Walking Tour

App Spotlight: Virginia Air & Space Center

The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau in Hampton, VA has created a unique app package that allows visitors to the city to download a package of six tours that will guide them through the city. Featuring tours of neighborhoods and universities, the comprehensive tours give an insider's view on the city. But perhaps one of … Continue reading App Spotlight: Virginia Air & Space Center

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

The Freedom Center’s Richard Cooper on the Future of Museums and the Role Technology Will Play

This interview is part of our “Thought Leader” series, where we get inside the heads of the best and brightest in the museum & technology world. Richard Cooper Manager of Interpretive Services Richard C. Cooper is the Manager of Interpretive Services at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center where he oversees the development and presentation … Continue reading The Freedom Center’s Richard Cooper on the Future of Museums and the Role Technology Will Play

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

Seb Chan on Smart Technology in Museums and “an operating system for the building”

This interview is part of our “Thought Leader” series, where we get inside the heads of the best and brightest in the museum & technology world. Seb Chan Director of Digital & Emerging Media Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York Seb Chan is currently the Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in … Continue reading Seb Chan on Smart Technology in Museums and “an operating system for the building”

Apps 101: Native apps vs. Mobile Web apps

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