In museums, tour guides are increasingly looking to their smart devices to create unforgettable experiences for visitors. Read more…
As a consequence there is now a growing market for apps that cater for this specific need. Added to that, international tourism is set to double by the year 2030 and software development predicts that by 2020 there will be 50 billion smart devices used throughout the globe.
Peter Van de Laan had been working for one of the world’s largest media tour producers and noticed that tour guides were still using out of date analogue systems.
His idea would be a simple one, a real time phone connection downloadable to any smart phone or tablet all connected to one, simple network. It would be the first live digital interaction between the tour guide and the visitor.
The device would offer a multitude of benefits; better interaction between the tour guide and visitor; a more cost effective tool for museums; visitor behaviour analysis through data capture; details regarding forthcoming exhibitions; links to other site events and most important of all, the facility for visitors to share information with one another.