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Apps – Places and Trails

Posted on March 20th, by admin in Digital Interpretation, Heritage apps, Mapping, Our services, Tales and musings, website. Comments Off on Apps – Places and Trails

A location-aware (web and native) app platform showcasing multimedia places of interest and walking trails.

Display places and trails in list view and as individual pins on the interactive map. Sort by distance and filter by category. Place pages containing text, images, audio and video display when triggered (automatically via GPS or manually by tapping the screen). Trails provide users with route maps and walking directions.

Apps are tailored to your branding and places and trails are updated and edited using our Content Management System. So the question is…do you opt for our web app, native app or both?

Web app

Showcase and trigger multimedia PLACES AND TRAILS linked to ANY location, on ANY device with a web browser. Link it seamlessly to your own website. More…

 

Native apps

Native Apps are installed via the App Store or Google Play onto (and limited to) iOS and Android … Read More »



Audio trails & Oral history

Posted on March 1st, by admin in Audio Trails, Digital Interpretation, oral history, Our services. Comments Off on Audio trails & Oral history

An audio trail builds a story, guiding visitors from one point of interest to the next. It may contain oral reminiscences, sound effects, music and/or characterisation; but every single one contains a bit of our soul.

Whilst working for the Peak District National Park Authority Dan became aware of a wonderful collection of oral history recordings. They had been saved on CD and left in the back of a cupboard. It seemed such a shame to deprive the wider world of so many wonderful stories and so he set to work pulling clips from the recordings to create the first downloadable audio guides in the UK. Shortly after Dan set up Audio Trails in 2006.

Oral history

We’ve interviewed hundreds of people since that time. Soundbites from those recordings (and other archives collecting dust!) have been sympathetically used to create immersive and engaging audio trails and podcasts for a wide variety of clients.

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Education and Learning

Posted on January 1st, by admin in Education, Our services. Comments Off on Education and Learning

We develop, coordinate and deliver a range of learning programmes to motivate and inspire. If you are looking to create or update formal educational materials or enhance your informal learning provision we can help.

 

We specialise in:

Devising education packages and creating learning materials and resources

Curriculum development to complement and extend learning across all subjects

Content writing, story and character development

Evaluating, reviewing and testing existing education provision

Planning and delivering training and workshops



Project management & Planning

Posted on August 1st, by admin in Our services. Comments Off on Project management & Planning

With 15 years experience we help organisations to develop ideas, engage audiences and secure funding. We find solutions that are creative and practical. Our plans reflect the significance of a place and the opportunities they offer for visitor enjoyment.

We set high standards of project management, integrity of research, local consultation, thematic development and preparation of reports. We work to time and to budget.

Driving our work is a strong understanding and awareness of why and how interpretation and learning can contribute to the management of sites and to the experience of those who visit them. We aim to widen visitor’s horizons and provide a sense of satisfaction in exchange for their time, money and effort.

We develop strategic plans, activity plans, training plans, interpretative plans, learning plans, feasibility studies and evaluation plans to support Round 1 and 2 HLF bids and applications … Read More »



Exhibitions, panels & plaques

Posted on April 1st, by admin in Our services, panels. Comments Off on Exhibitions, panels & plaques

We design and build bespoke on-site interpretative furniture to engage visitors. We excel at devising unique concepts and bringing them to life.

Take a look at some examples below and get in touch to discuss your project.

Exhibitions

 

We tailor each exhibition design to the requirements of the client. Read about our Steelos Gallery case study to learn why it was a permanent exhibition with a twist.

More info.

Interpretation Panels

 

We offer a range of timber and metal interpretation frames to suit all budgets. And we design and print panels in all shapes and sizes too.

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Nature Feely Boxes

 

Custom designed and built interactive ‘nature feely boxes’ provide a multi-sensory experience for children and adults alike. Read our Old Tree Nursery case study for a Gruffalo-inspired woodland trail for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Read more.

 

Mapping

 

Mapping is a fundamental part of our business. We use them in … Read More »





What's new

Take a look at our three latest case studies.

Visit our case studies page to see more examples.

MK Trails: Wolverton app – Milton Keynes
How do you learn about the world’s first railway town that has now been absorbed by the 1960s new town of Milton Keynes? Why, download...
Softwood Interpretation Panels
Low cost softwood interpretation panels from Audio Trails.

Derbyshire-based Junction Arts needed two low-cost interpretation panels for a community arts project in Brimington, near Chesterfield....

Highland Folk Museum GPS audio trail app
The Highland Folk Museum, Britain’s first open air museum, has many fascinating stories to tell. As visitors explore the 30 buildings they get a flavour of...