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The App “Made in Hollywood”

8 Nov

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 clients have a similar vision and utilize their customized mobile app in a new and different way!

Today, we are very excited to present a unique use of a museum app. The Toledo Museum of Art has built their mobile app through TourSphere, and are showcasing the app in kiosks throughout the museum. As visitors walk from display to display, they are greeted by mounted iPads, providing more insight around the collection.

Currently used in the “Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation” exhibit, running through January 2013, the TourSphere app welcomes visitors as they enter the gallery and presents context around the photos of Hollywood. This exhibit includes over 90 prints from the most important photographers of the Golden Age. As you walk through the images of people like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and others, you can almost hear them speaking fromt he past through iPads.

Bringing together old world Hollywood with the latest cutting edge technology, visitors get the chance to experience history at its finest. We applaud The Toledo Museum of Art on their clever use of their mobile app and look forward to visiting to see technology in action, at it’s best.  It’s clear that this exhibit was meant for the silver screen!

All photos courtesy of Andrew Weber.

Budget Travelers Explore Boston with a Mobile Concierge

2 Nov

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 app for potential tourists and current visitors, to help introduce them to the property and navigate their way around the city. Their app provides visitors with contact information, maps, event listings as well as a link to their blog for more ideas and suggestions for what to do around the city. They even provide virtual tours to many of Boston’s local attractions, so visitors can view places before they even arrive at their destination! And, they highlight restaurants and attractions that provide a discount specifically for 40Berkeley guests. Guests can even provide on-the-spot feedback through their survey right on their mobile phone!

We compliment 40Berkeley on their great mobile app and think they did a great job providing potential and current guests all of the information they would need for planning a trip to Boston! Check it out!

To view the Mobile Tour of 40Berkeley visit http://40berkeley.toursphere.com or scan this QR code with your smartphone.

To view the Mobile Tour of 40Berkeley visit http://40berkeley.toursphere.com or scan this QR code with your smartphone.

It’s ALIVE! Meet the App Builder 2.0!

3 May

At TourSphere our mission is to make beautiful, smart mobile apps affordable and accessible to all museums, parks, gardens, hotels and cities.  After lots of testing, listening, debating and many, many hours of engineering magic we’re thrilled to announce the release of our App Builder 2.0.

It’s completely redesigned, re-thought, and rehashed – and we’re really excited with the result.  We think this is the fastest and most powerful way to build visitor-based apps. Our new App Builder features an entirely new, intuitive interface.  It is so easy to use that if you can use Facebook, you can build a mobile app on TourSphere.

In addition to redesigning the entire look and feel of our App Builder, here are some of the new features we’ve added:

  • New themes for even slicker-looking apps
  • Easier, more intuitive text editing
  • More robust user analytics and visitor survey tools
  • A batch uploader tool – so you can uploads tons of files at once

We’ve also launched our new website. For a 60-second video on TourSphere, check out www.toursphere.com/video.

TourSphere Website 2.0

We think all kinds of cool places are going to be introduced to a new way to think about mobile apps for their visitors when they use TourSphere. Come check out the new TourSphere and give us a free test drive!

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