The latest news from the STQRY team

Resilience of the Museum Industry Promises Strong Post-COVID Recovery

While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges to the museum industry, there is hope on the horizon. In conversation with Jennifer Thomas, Director of the Virginia Association of Museums we consider the monumental cultural and societal shifts since the beginning of the 21st century.

Personalize Your Halloween Adventure with The Bloody Mary Tours App

Located in America’s most haunted city, New Orleans, the Bloody Mary Haunted Museum is the best place to satisfy your craving for the unexplainable this Halloween. The Bloody Mary Tour App enables both virtual touring and on-site visits. In this blog post, we show you how the Bloody Mary Tour App creates a fully immersive experience for your Halloween adventure.

Get Spooked This October With The Free Pod Hotels NYC App

Are you still wondering how to celebrate Halloween and enjoy your fall this year? Pod Hotels® has used the STQRY builder to bring you the ultimate NYC experience curator– Pod Hotels NYC App.

Native App Versus Web App: Which Is Right for Your Mobile Guide?

Once you’ve decided to actually build an app for your own company or organization, you’re faced with another decision: should you create a native mobile app or a web-based app? In this article, we walk you through the difference between these types of apps and how to choose the right one.

September 2021: Apps Gone Live

September brought the launch of many amazing new apps. Last month, we especially saw a large number of apps that are providing self-guided tours around cities. We love seeing these locations get highlighted and recognized for the interesting and rich histories many of them have. Read on to learn more about which apps went live last month.

How to Fund Your Mobile Tour Guide App

Fortunately, building a tour guide app isn’t as expensive as it used to be. You don’t have to hire software developers to create an app from scratch and as a museum, library, or historical site, you might not need to fund your tour guide app from your internal budget. Take a look at some of these resources and other ways to fund your app. 

How Museums Can Meet Visitors' Post-Covid Expectations

Museums, most of which rely at least in part on ticket sales and gift shop revenue, took a major hit during the height of Covid. As these sites shift their operations to handle increased capacity once again, a lot of changes are required. Let’s look at some important ways that you can meet visitors’ current expectations for both safety and enjoyment.

STQRY Powered Apps for Remote Learning

Are you seeking innovative ways to tackle in-home learning? Whether it is history, art, or nature, we have great apps that could bring the dynamic classroom to you. With access to a diverse range of languages, these apps would really put your skills to the test.

August 2021: Apps Gone Live

During August, the team at STQRY helped launch some incredible apps. Keep reading to stay up to date with the newest “Apps Gone Live” throughout last month, featuring everything from self-guided tours across the world to interactive companion apps for destinations and much more!

Why Building a Tour Guide App Is Easier Than You Think

Whatever your reason for brainstorming the perfect mobile app, you might keep putting it off out of concern over the timeline and budget. Building a mobile app is no longer as expensive or time-consuming as it used to be. In this post we explore all the reasons why building a mobile tour guide app is much easier (and more affordable) than you might imagine!

How World of Wine Built an App in 3 Weeks

It's easy to assume that building a mobile guide app would take 6 months. This is the minimum amount of time most custom applications take. But, in this post, we show you how World of Wine launched the perfect mobile guide app in just a few weeks using STQRY.

Case Study: African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.

The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to preserve and raise awareness of little-known African American historical sites. Creating an app for the Foundation was a natural next step in helping expand AAHPF’s resources. Read more about it in our newest case study!

How to Present your Mobile App

We work with clients daily to help them understand how their organization can benefit from offering a mobile app. Many times, the individuals who we work with must present the possibility of a mobile app to their organization before any decisions are made. See our step by step instructions to presenting a mobile app to a large group.

7 Steps to Create an Amazing Audio Tour

When venues discover stories that have the potential to make people laugh, cry, and think, they can offer a more enriching experience that turns visitors into fans and ambassadors who spread the word. In this post, we show how your message can become “edu-tainment” and provide a simple roadmap you can follow to create your own audio tour. 

July 2021: Apps Gone Live

Read more about the latest “Apps Gone Live” throughout the month of July. We are proud to create immersive, accessible cultural experiences for our clients around the world.

How to Create Audio Content for Your App

A mobile tour guide app is a smart way to keep visitors engaged. There are so many use cases for self-guided content, from universities to museums to special-interest tours. Here's how to easily add quality audio tracks to your mobile guide app.

How to Create a Location-Based Tour Guide App

When you use location-based technology, you can provide an interactive experience that triggers notifications to open up new content as a visitor moves through the site. In this guide, we show you how to set up your own in about 2 to 8 weeks, depending on how long it takes you to source the content.

How To Create a Script of Your Tour

As a tour operator, you know your crowd. You have your script timed and perfectly recorded in your mind. But, if you are ready to expand and add more tour guides or start using an app–how do you create a tour script? Let’s look at some options that don’t involve pen and paper!

Opening a developer account on the App Store and Google Play

We are looking forward to launching your app! Here is how to set up those Apple & Google Play Developer Accounts so you can get to work on sharing your story. 

Case Study: Revs Institute®

After realizing the power and potential reach of an app that would make the collections accessible on a digital platform, Revs Institute decided to enlist STQRY to help build it. The app has allowed automotive connoisseurs all over the world to access and explore the collection, thus facilitating the expansion of Revs Institute further into the world of digital experiences.

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