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October 2020: Apps Gone Live

During the month of October, the customer success team at STQRY launched several new mobile and web applications for clients across the globe ranging from museums to apple orchards! Learn more about our growing collection of STQRY family members and their amazing stories to share. 

Press Release: City of Immortals, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

City of Immortals

Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris: GPS Tour App in French and English Celebrates the Rich and Beautiful History of the World’s Most Famous Cemetery and its Iconic Residents

An Insider’s Guide to the Legendary Parisian Necropolis and Tourist Destination

Digital Media and Holocaust Museums in a Post Survivor Era

Using modern technology to help educate visitors and share difficult histories can be a sensitive thing to navigate for many organizations. In this week's STQRY Sessions, guest speaker, Julia Zungri gave an overview of digital media & holocaust museums in a post-survivor era.

Case Study: St. Louis Public Library

The St. Louis Public Library sees over 2 million visitors per year. With limited full-time docents at their Central location, library staff embarked on a mission to create a self-guided experience that will walk visitors through the 107-year-old building on an immersive architectural tour.

September 2020: Apps Gone Live

The customer success team at STQRY launched many new apps in the month of September, from neighborhood walking tours to a virtual music festival, national forests and more. Check out our September apps gone live!

Case Study: The Walt Disney Family Museum

With a full ASL, audio described tour, content in 11 different languages and a social story, the Walt Disney Family Museum focuses on accessibility to create an experience everyone can enjoy. Learn more about a museum that goes above and beyond to connect with their visitors!

STQRY Sessions with the Glencairn Museum

Last week we sat down with Jahnna Henderson, marketing and public relations manager of the Glencairn Museum to discuss their reopening!

Case Study: The United States Forest Service

How does the US Forest Service connect with their 300 million visitors per year? A portal app powered by STQRY! Hear more from Toby Bloom, National Program Manager of Travel, Tourism, and Interpretation with the USFS.

Our new STQRY

Since founding OnCell in 2006, we have worked hard to evolve and adapt our products to the changing technology and needs of our customers and their visitors. With multiple acquisitions over the last several years – including Authentic, My Tours & STQRY (2018), TourBuddy (2019), CultureSpots (2020) –  we decided it was time to reflect on our history, our identity and what our brand represents.

Press Release: OnCell Acquires SaaS Company, CultureSpots

OnCell announced today it has acquired the software company, CultureSpots based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, a respected competitor in the audio guide technology space for cultural institutions.

How To Increase Engagement By Focusing On Enrichment

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, companies in all sectors scrambled to find ways to maintain relationships with their customers while being sensitive to their struggles. If you’re one of the organizations still struggling to find ways to engage with your customers during these trying times (or just looking for a bump in your existing strategies), creating digital experiences is key, and focusing your messaging on enrichment will guarantee success.

How to Repurpose Your Digital Content For Maximum Impact

As our clients navigate the new digital landscape created by COVID-19, many are wondering how to leverage their digital content to create new kinds of relationships with their customers.

Creating a Virtual Visitor Experience

All over the world organizations are facing the difficult decision to temporarily close their doors and ultimately limit access to their collections and content. However, many people are turning to digitalization in an effort to reduce group tours, and reach visitors that can’t physically visit a site.

STQRY Collect - Manawatū Heritage

Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services wanted to replace their existing online collections site with a more modern alternative. Their existing platform had several issues including not being able to link to individual items, not mobile friendly, hard to use, not open to community engagement and not being indexed by Google.

Gettysburg Battlefield GPS Driving Tour

The summer of 2016 has been a hot one along the east coast. One of Pennsylvania’s most visited tourist destinations has been overflowing with tourists and history buffs.  Visitors from all over the world want to learn about the historic battlefields and the Civil War. Now, thanks to InSite Gettysburg, a Gettysburg born and bred everything tech tour company, and STQRY visitors can learn about Gettysburg as they drive along in their car with a driving tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Behind the Scenes of the Michener Art Museum - Part 2 of 2

We’ve been soooo looking forward to sharing Part 2 of our Michener Art Museum Client Spotlight Interview with you!

The kids in this video are an absolute delight AND profoundly articulate in describing their experience participating in the Michener’s Youth Audio Tour production project (powered by CultureSpots)

Behind the Scenes of the Michener Art Museum - Part 1 of 2

As you’ll witness in this Client Spotlight Interview with Adrienne Romano, Director of Interpretation and Innovation, and Ruth Anderson, Director of Youth and Family Programs at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, they masterfully turned their mobile audio tour production project into a learning opportunity for kids.

Client Spotlight Interview with Elizabeth Laurent at Girard College

We love visiting our clients on their home turf!  It’s always so inspiring and reinvigorating in so many ways — as I’m sure you can imagine.

And it was no different when we had the recent opportunity to visit Girard College, and conduct this Client Spotlight video interview with our friend and early-CultureSpots-adopter Elizabeth Laurent, their Director of Historic Resources.

A conversation with Neysa Page-Lieberman

In today’s final feature video, we’re taking you to the “South Loop” section of Downtown Chicago where we’re visiting Columbia DEPS (Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces) at Columbia College Chicago, the largest and most diverse private, nonprofit arts and media college in the nation with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

A conversation with Jessica Brunecky, CU Art Museum

A conversation with Jessica Brunecky – Director of Marketing and Membership at the CU-Boulder Art Museum – who told us all about a creative collaboration they did with the university’s Museum of Natural History, AND an amazing “Bio Lounge” there where students can hunker down amongst stimulating museum exhibitions

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