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: Toledo Museum of Art

Q&A with Maria Iafelice, Docent Program Manager at Toledo Museum of Art Since its founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art's mission has been art education and it has earned a global reputation for the quality of their collection, their innovative and extensive education programs, and their architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent … Continue reading App Spotlight: Toledo Museum of Art

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: Cranbrook House and Gardens

Q&A with Eric Franchy, Public Relations Coordinator at Cranbrook House and Gardens Cranbook House and Gardens, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the oldest historic manor in metropolitan Detroit and serves as the centerpiece of the Cranbrook Educational Community campus, a National Historic Landmark. Formerly the estate of Ellen Scripps and newspaper mogul George Booth, Cranbrook is … Continue reading App Spotlight: Cranbrook House and Gardens

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

App Spotlight: Des Plaines History Center

Q&A with Shari Caine, Executive Director at the Des Plaines History Center Founded in 1968, the Des Plaines History Center collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Des Plaines, Illinois and its people and provides access to those resources through exhibits, educational programs, and research facilities. They launched their mobile walking tour in late October, 2014, … Continue reading App Spotlight: Des Plaines History Center

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: 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

3 Museums with Award-Winning Apps!

It's been a great year so far for our clients! The Metropolitan Museum of Art won a prestigious 2013 MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums last month — in the  Games and Augmented Reality category. Built on the TourSphere mobile platform, and co-produced with Green Door Labs, Murder at the Met: An American … Continue reading 3 Museums with Award-Winning Apps!