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Softwood Interpretation Panels

Posted on December 1st, by admin in Case Study, panels, Tales and musings. Comments Off on 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. None of the usual suppliers were able to supply anything within budget, but Audio Trails came to the rescue!

The two A2 softwood panels have fit snuggly into their new home. Printing, frame construction and install came in comfortably under the £1000 budget.

Testimonials

“I am very impressed with the finished product.  2 weeks from quote to install is amazing.  A councillor’s nightmare is that something will not be done in the time that you have told your constituents it will be done. In your case you were a week earlier which took the pressure off me. Well done.

I will most certainly recommend you to my colleagues and anyone else I come across.”

Tricia Gilby, County Councillor for Brimington, Hollingwood and … Read More »



Highland Folk Museum GPS audio trail app

Posted on December 1st, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Heritage apps, Mapping, Tales and musings. Comments Off on 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 how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s.

Now visitors can also join Alan Crawford and listen to his story ‘In the Land of the Glittering Wood Moss’ and go on a magical journey into the past to discover why Scottish ancient woodland is so special.

Each chapter of the story is played automatically to visitors mobile devices as they move through the 1 mile site.
How is it done?

The story is delivered using Audio Trails’ GPS Tour Guide app software for iOS and Android, which focusses purely on the delivery of audio. Accordingly, visitors don’t even need to take their device out of their pocket or bag to use it!

With no screen distractions, visitors can breathe in the … Read More »



Sprinting before you run

Posted on November 21st, by admin in Tales and musings. Comments Off on Sprinting before you run

Developing app software, as you can imagine, is not a simple task. More importantly it can be difficult for clients – often on their first foray into the app development process – to visualise an app’s User Experience before it is built.

Accordingly, we’ve found that meaningful testing will only take place once clients have their own app to play with; even if it will potentially look and feel like an app already launched on our Welcome To app platforms.

Invest in stories

The process begins with a review of corporate objectives and end-user personas to create a vision. From this we develop a list of everything that the app could potentially do to meet those needs. As people think in narratives, we build this list of ‘stories’ using the INVEST mnemonic, i.e. each one is:

–  Independent – actionable and ‘completable’ on its … Read More »



Heart of Teesdale app

Posted on October 19th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Heart of Teesdale app

A location-aware (iOS & Android) app taking you to the sites that inspired the creative talents of revered artists such as JW Turner and Sir Walter Scott.

The Heart of Teesdale (HoT) Landscape Partnership is a Heritage Lottery funded (HLF) project based in Barnard Castle in Teesdale and hosted by Durham County Council.

Features

Audio Trails was commissioned to develop an app that showcases:

– the cultural heritage of local artists, such as Turner and Cotman, and writers, such as Walter Scott

– modern artistic heritage through HoT’s Teesdale Viewmarkers project -12 modern viewmarkers placed in the landscape, and the rich (sometimes gruesome) history of Barnard Castle.

The app also contains:

– Maps and directions for 11 walking trails of varying distance and themes, with GPS tracking

– Fascinating information about historic and cultural places of interest that make Teesdale unique

– A focus on music and dialect and the importance of place … Read More »



This is Gower iOS & Android app

Posted on October 16th, by admin in Case Study, Education, Heritage apps, Mapping, oral history, Tales and musings. Comments Off on This is Gower iOS & Android app

The Gower Peninsula in Swansea is a land of history, beauty and amazing variety.

The ‘This is Gower’ app has featured on BBC’s Countryfile and Radio Wales. Scroll down to watch/listen.

There are now several resources available to help you explore Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and learn about its natural and built heritage, its archaeology and lesser-known industrial history, together with past traditions and practices.

This is Gower app

‘This is Gower’ is a location-aware guide to the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With over 80 places to explore, the app (available on iOS and Android) promotes popular locations such as Worms Head and Arthur’s Stone alongside other less well-known spots that appeal to both visitors and locals alike.

This is Gower also features 15 easy-to-follow trails varying in length and theme for users to explore – from a quick jaunt to visit … Read More »





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Heart of Teesdale app
A location-aware (iOS & Android) app taking you to the sites that inspired the creative talents of revered artists such as JW Turner and Sir...
This is Gower iOS & Android app
The Gower Peninsula in Swansea is a land of history, beauty and amazing variety.

The ‘This is Gower’ app has featured on BBC’s Countryfile and...