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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 »



Derby Feste

Posted on September 25th, by admin in Case Study, Mapping, website. No Comments

Visitors to Derby’s biggest and brightest festival will be guided by placesandtrails.com this year.

Derby Festé is an annual festival of a wide range of street art, theatre, music and family fun. Every year the event attracts more than 30,000 people to the streets of Derby.

Feedback from previous years has suggested that visitors have found it difficult to navigate their way to the free events spread throughout the city centre from noon on Saturday 30th September 2017.

With a packed programme of diverse acts, Gravity Digital (who co-ordinate the market activities for Derby Festé) contacted Audio Trails on behalf of Déda Derby UK for a simple solution to this problem.

Audio Trails have been providing digital solutions for heritage sites and tourist attractions for more than a decade. Our location-aware native (iOS and Android) platform has been used to build apps for the Yorkshire … Read More »



Apps – Places and Trails

Location-aware (web and native) app platform for digital storytelling

We have three options to help you share your stories about places of interest and guiding visitors along walking trails. Are you looking for an audio-only option or do you have multimedia (text, images, audio and video) to share? Do you want a native (iOS/Android) or a web app? Select from the options below:

Location-aware multimedia web apps

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…

 

Location-aware multimedia native apps

Native Apps are installed via the App Store or Google Play onto (and limited to) iOS and Android devices. Our native apps can be enhanced with plugins that make the most of the device’s functionality. More…

 

Location-aware audio trail apps

‘Listen’ is our GPS-triggered audio tour guide app. Press play and and put the screen away. The … Read More »



Old Glossop Trail

Posted on July 3rd, by admin in Activities, Audio Trails, Case Study, Mapping, panels, website. No Comments

Visitors to Old Glossop, Derbyshire can now easily discover the important role the village played in the early cotton industry.

Audio Trails were commissioned to produce a responsive website, an audio trail, a family activity sheet, four interpretation panels and a further 15 location-specific mini-interpretation plaques, putting a wealth of information at people’s fingertips.

Visit the project website – www.oldglossoptrail.co.uk – to learn about this fantastic village and download the resources.

 “I was most pleased to be able to work with Dan, from the early stages of the project when he was researching the possibilities for topics and places to include and when he required all the Old Glossop images which I supplied to be used in the various digital and signboard displays, and later contacting the Duke of Norfolk for permission to use his family coat of arms and also finding voices … Read More »



Burnley Canal Trail

Posted on September 18th, by admin in Activities, Case Study, Education, QR/NFC, Tales and musings, website. No Comments

The Canal & River Trust were impressed with the Montgomery Canal Smartphone Trail project we delivered and commissioned us to create a similar one that helps to communicate the heritage of the Burnley canal in a lively and accessible way to visitors.

Working with Audio Trails has been a great experience. Both Dan and Ruth have listened really carefully to us about the type of trail we want to create and who our target audience are. They’ve created for us a bespoke product that is interactive, informative and fun.

Emma Bartlet – Canal Communities Officer, Canal & River Trust.

The 6 kilometre section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal through Burnley benefits from a strong 3G mobile signal. The use of small interpretation plaques with links to online digital content has enabled visitors to understand the rich heritage of the canal. Each plaque … Read More »