The latest news from the STQRY team

SEMC Creates Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 Shutdown

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Southeastern Museum Conference soon realized they would need to shift their approach from a single event to member engagement and support. In this three-part blog series, STQRY sits down with SEMC Executive Director, Zinnia Willits to discuss the museum industry, digital experiences and the future. 

Case Study: Preserve Louisiana and the Old Governor’s Mansion

The COVID-19 pandemic created unique challenges for cultural organizations, most of which had to completely shut down all operations for months. Fortunately, the Old Governor’s Mansion was well-suited to handle the pandemic with the STQRY app, becoming one of a few cultural institutions that was able to remain open (virtually), charge admission and bring in revenue during the pandemic.

January 2021: Apps Gone Live

The year is off to a great start. Learn more about the newest apps we launched in January.  From walking tours to educational games, we are thrilled to bring these stories to life and help our clients around the world launch digital experiences. 

Distanced and Isolated in the Museum

In this short essay, Dana Michealovich explains how even with the effects of the pandemic, museums can help their visitors attain this unmistakable feeling of a valuable, rich tour.

December 2020: Apps Gone Live

We are kicking off the new year by looking back at some of the last apps the STQRY team helped launch in 2020. From New York’s Staten Island to Australia’s Victoria Park, we are fortunate to work with clients located across the globe!

November 2020: Apps Gone Live

The Customer Success Team at STQRY helped share a lot of stories this past month! Today, we are highlighting some of our latest projects including the Westfield State Campus Tour, Sydney Open, and St. Mullins Heritage Village. Read on to learn more about our November apps-gone-live. 

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.

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