Monday, October 25, 2010

Tour Guide vs Mobile App.

So now that everyone has considered using a mobile app to get your message across, maybe you would like to know how a mobile app compares to a friendly tour guide.  Click on the link to see an article from The Museum of the Future.  Charming tour guide versus mobile 3D AR app

Monday, October 4, 2010

Are you part of the "Apps Culture"?

Are you an adult? If so, the Pew Research Center believes that there is an 82% chance that you are a cell phone user.  What surprised me was that almost one quarter of adults in the US " now live in a household that has a cell phone but no landline phone".

It appears that the wide embrace of mobile technology has led to an "apps culture".  The cell phone has become a mini-computer allowing us to access the internet from anywhere.  Because of the widespread use of smart-phones, mobile-software applications or "apps" have developed into a large and ever expanding market.

Many institutions, organizations and businesses make apps available to the public in an effort make it easier to obtain information.  If your organization provides an app or is thinking about providing an app, you may want to see the stats available from Pew Research Center Publications.  Click the link to read their article "Rise of the "Apps Culture".

Here is a link to The Hermitage museum's app for IPad.