Q&A with Jennifer White-Dobbs, Director of Education The Connecticut River Museum, in historic Essex, CT, is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the cultural and natural heritage of the Connecticut River and its valley. It plays an important role in collecting and protecting manuscripts, books, art, and artifacts of regional significance. This app details … Continue reading App Spotlight: Connecticut River Museum’s April 8, 1814 British Raid Walking Tour
Did you miss our webinar on Mobile Apps in Historic Homes? Don't fret! In partnership with the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, we've just released a new white paper that explains their award-winning app project - from conception to launch and evaluation. Go ahead and download it - and send it to your friends and … Continue reading Free Case Study: the Edsel Ford House Smartphone App
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
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
Museums, hotels, and all kinds of destinations have long-recognized the value of kiosks. Kiosks are great ways to engage visitors, provide and collect information quickly, offer maps and event info and otherwise cut-down on common questions which can bog down staff members. The hold-up for most organizations has been cost. Plain and simple. Kiosks and … Continue reading Transform a Tablet into a Kiosk – in a Snap!
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
Mary Baker Eddy founded the Christian Science system of religious thought in the late 1800s and today, her life's work is celebrated at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. This multi-use facility is dedicated to educating the public about Eddy's life and ideas. The museum, research center and lending library opened in 2002 and now a … Continue reading Explore the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 3-story Globe on Your Smartphone
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
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?