To celebrate the reopening of their American Wing, the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art teamed up with Green Door Labs and TourSphere™ to develop an interactive mobile game called "Murder at the Met: An American Art Mystery". The smartphone app leads visitors on an investigative journey through the Museum.
In the game, the mysterious Madame X has been murdered! Sleuths must use their smartphones to explore museum objects and interview suspects and witnesses to discover who the killer was, the weapon that was used, where she was murdered, and why.
This game is an amazing example of the flexibility and power of the TourSphere™ mobile platform.
The app won a 2013 Bronze Muse Award in the Games and Augmented Reality.
This historic house museum sits on the 85-acre grounds designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen. This mobile app guides visitors on a tour of the exquisite gardens and grounds of this historic estate. The app includes rare home videos from the Ford family, a cinematic soundtrack, and a visitor survey.
The Ford House app is available as both a mobile web app and an iPhone® app. TourSphere™ also set up the Ford House with 60 iPod® Touches available to onsite visitors.
The app won a Leadership in History Award from the American Association of State & Local History in 2011.
TourSphere™ converted five audio walking tours of downtown Washington DC into a GPS-based mobile web app. Visitors to DC can get off the National Mall and explore some of the lesser-known historic sites around town - no matter what kind of mobile device they own.
Cultural Tourism DC is promoting the app with QR codes around the city. Users can scan the codes and launch the app instantly to learn about where they are standing.
One of the premier resorts in New England, Mountain View Grand built their own “Mobile Concierge” smartphone app using the TourSphere™ app builder.
Guests arrive at the resort and scan a QR code to activate the app - launching an all-in-one guide to the resort. The app features interactive maps, dining and restaurant options, an activities calendar, and suggested walking and driving tours.
Mountain View Grand is thrilled with the way the app enhances the guest experience and drives incremental revenue (via onsite dining and activities) for the hotel.
Experience one of the nation’s most notable museums of conscience in this comprehensive mobile tour. The self-guiding app covers remarkable ground, leading the user through forty-two sites with multi-perspective accounts from slaves, slave traders, and conductors.
The Freedom Center uses a mobile web app for visitors that own smartphones and a native iPhone app on 300 iPod touches at the museum that are loaned out to visitors. TourSphere designed a custom theme for this app and content was produced by Audissey Media.
In the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, the Union Church of Pocantico Hills is home to incredible stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. This official app from Historic Hudson Valley shares the amazing story that ties together art and history, life and death, two of the greatest artists of our time, and the iconic American family - The Rockefellers - that made it all possible.
Historic Hudson Valley promotes both the mobile web app and the native app. TourSphere™ created a custom theme to enhance the iPad experience. This is Historic Hudson Valley's first smartphone and iPad app.
The Newport Historical Society app features over fifty points of interest and utilizes GPS-enabled maps to help users locate historical sites in the downtown area of this colonial port. The app allows users to contrast the modern with the old by showing archival images from their collection and providing a historical context for each POI.
The organization not only found sponsorship to help fund their mobile web app, they also initiated a Kickstarter campagin to raise additional funds. They will be using TourSphere's platform to add new content over time. TourSphere™ designed a custom theme for this app.
The HarborWalk app is designed to connect the public to a clean and restored Boston Harbor. Comprised of two audio tours, this app takes users along this legendary winding waterfront unearthing its various textures, character, and lesser known nooks.
Toursphere™ converted the two walking tours into a GPS mobile web app.
The TourSphere™ team worked with the Ecuadorian Embassy to create an app with a custom design that shows off the amazing beauty and richness of this South American country. The app is created with two users in mind: 1) Ecuadorian citizens traveling in the US, and 2) US citizens interested in traveling to Ecuador.
The app includes helpful consular information, tutorial videos, and contact information for the Embassy as well as Ecuadorian consulates in the US. A special travel section presents the opportunity to learn more about the country and its unique history and culture.
The "Nature Trek" app at the Canadian Museum of Nature is designed specifically to engage young visitors. In this creative app, users are encouraged to explore this science museum by themes such as “Gross”, “Bizarre”, or “Ugly”.
The app contains candid video interviews with museum curators and staff – and even includes a “Highlight Tour” of staff favorites around the museum. The app is offered in both French and English.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation app was developed to enhance the visitor experience in their permanent collection hall. "Making Modernity" shows not only how chemistry has touched our modern lives in unexpected ways, but also how it continues to shape our modern world. CHF will use the TourSphere™ CMS to update their app over time by promoting and archiving special exhbits.
The CHF app features energetic, newly-produced video interpretations presented by the museum staff. They are equipped with onsite iPads® and promote the web app to visitors that have their own devices.