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Minehead Maritime Mile

Posted on June 14th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Tales and musings. No Comments

Discover Hidden Treasure

Visitors to Minehead who have downloaded the Minehead Maritime Mile app can unlock bonus content as they walk along the mile-long seafront. 3D models of some of Minehead’s iconic maritime history are brought to life with Augmented Reality, and archive videos reveal how Minehead used to look in yesteryear.

The App also features a quiz, with a prize for those who complete it, and souvenir selfie frames to share with friends, family and followers.

“Working with Dan from Audio Trails has been a pleasure. The Minehead Maritime Mile Trail App has exceeded expectations! … we are delighted with all features especially the augmented reality, it offers more interaction and interest for visitors to Minehead.”

Nicki Maclean, Tourism & Economy Officer – Energy Infrastructure of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

“The Maritime Mile showcases Minehead’s history and heritage and is … Read More »



Ayr Through The Ages app

Posted on February 2nd, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps. No Comments

‘Ayr Through the Ages’ is a location-aware trail through Ayr’s rich and colourful past.

The trail leads you from the 13th to the 21st century, guiding you to 24 key locations and points of interest around the auld town. Learn about poet Robert Burns’ home town and the stories associated with him and other historical figures such as William Wallace. Whether you wish to spend all day exploring and listening or just have half an hour to spare, this app will help you find the nearest point of interest to your current location, and offer you glimpses into Auld Ayr.

Souvenir selfie

At some of the stops take a souvenir selfie and share it with friends, families and followers.

The next version of the app will include audio files to listen to at seven custom made benches that are being designed and installed by … Read More »



Best walking apps 2018

Posted on January 4th, by admin in Heritage apps, Tales and musings. No Comments

Looking for iOS and Android apps that will get you walking and exploring new places? Try out these five fabulous free apps:

1) This is Gower

 

Gower is the beautiful peninsula near Swansea in south Wales, and Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The app features 17 easy-to-follow trails varying in length and theme – from a quick visit to the remains of WW2 defences on Mumbles Hill, to a wild ramble out to Whiteford National Nature Reserve.

More info and download.

2) Discover Derbyshire & Peak District

The Peak District was the UK’s first National Park and its paths are some of the most walked across Britain. The 24 walks within this app aren’t the usual run of the mill honey pot trails. Use this app to discover hidden gems across the region.

More info and download.

3) Heart of Teesdale

What inspired local artists, such as Turner … Read More »



Native of web app?

Audio Trails boast a rich back catalogue of location-aware native apps for heritage sites and tourist attractions. They have now launched a web equivalent. Creative Director Dan Boys explains the pros and cons of both approaches.

When it comes to software, location-aware apps are what we (Audio Trails) specialise in. For us, a location-aware app uses location (via a potential combination of GPS, mobile connectivity, wifi and/or bluetooth beacons) to automatically alert the user to relevant digital content (text, images, audio, video) within the proximity of a device. It will also tell you how far away you are from other content. This content may refer to a place of interest, an event or a walking trail.

For many years we have been building native apps – designed specifically for iOS and Android devices – on behalf of local authorities, charities and communities. … Read More »



Ingleborough Archaeological app

Posted on September 8th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Mapping, Tales and musings. No Comments

A location aware app with free Ordnance Survey mapping to help you discover the archaeology of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is based in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales of England. Its focus is on the Ingleborough massif and the surrounding valleys of Kingsdale, Chapel le Dale and Ribblesdale.

The Group exists to further research and understanding of the historic heritage of its core area by archival research and archaeological investigation. It has been involved in a broad range of excavations.

Audio Trails were approached to create an app to showcase some of the groups finds along three archaeology walks in the National Nature Reserve on Ingleborough, North Yorkshire, England. The three walks are all approximately 5 miles long. Two depart from Ribbleside (one heading to Selside and the other to Great Douk and Southescales), whilst the third takes in South House, Sulber and … Read More »