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Does Mobile Tech Positively Impact the On-Site Visitor Experience?

Museums, cultural sites, and other attractions are offering mobile apps and mobile tour guide experiences to engage visitors before, during, and after their trips. But do these apps and mobile-friendly sites actually have a positive impact on the visitor experience? Read more to find out. 

5 Types of Park Management Software

Park management software is a must-have for tracking maintenance work, staff hours, and rentals. Different platforms can also be used to craft a stellar visitor experience and to attract more visitors to your park. As the saying goes, there’s an app for that.

How to Craft a Visitor Experience Strategy

A visitor experience strategy is a documented plan with goals, projects, timelines, and collaborators and covers a variety of visitor experience (VE) aspects, such as education, technology, and safety. To craft a comprehensive strategy, you need to consider every possible element that can impact the visitor experience. 

The Benefits of Mobile Guide Apps When Docents Are On Site

A mobile guide app should never act as a replacement for helpful docents—but it can act as a useful complement. Here's why mobile apps and docents work well in combination, plus key benefits of mobile guides that you might not know about. 

How to Address Staff Shortages in Visitor Attractions & Museums

In 2020, 62 million tourism-related jobs were lost globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but when the world opened back up, the new demand for workers outpaced supply. Learn how you can implement digital solutions to address staff shortages in visitor attractions and museums. 

Top 5 Apps for Foodie Travelers

Cuisine often reflects the unique history and culture of a region. According to TripAdvisor, food tours are the fastest growing experience category on the travel booking site. In this blog post, we introduce five interactive, content-rich apps that will make your food tours unforgettable!

New STQRY Video Filmed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Watch our new STQRY Apps video and explore our filming location, the Auckland War Memorial Museum (Tāmaki Paenga Hira), and its audio guide app in this blog post.

Top Outdoor Apps for Your Spring Bucket List

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore your favorite locations. In this blog post, we introduce the top outdoor apps that will make your spring adventure more exciting.

10 Steps for Creating an Audio Guide for Your Museum

An audio guide can better engage your visitors and take your museum experience to the next level. It not only provides additional information about the exhibits, but also adds an interactive component to your visit. This blog post shows 10 important steps for creating an audio guide for your museum, gallery, or library.

Top 5 Apps for Library Go-ers

Apps play an important role in curating highly engaging, accessible visitor experiences for libraries. This blog post introduces the top five library apps that help you stay connected and inspired during #NationalLibraryWeek!

Privacy and Security: Things to Consider When Launching an App

When it comes to privacy, you have nothing to worry about with the STQRY App Builder. In this article, we answer the most commonly asked security question: Do your apps collect data? Learn about why this question is important and how we address privacy concerns. 

10 Features to Look for in a Museum App for Your Visitors

When visitors come to your museum, you want them to be engaged, immersed, and excited to come back. Done right, a museum app can be one of the most effective and affordable ways to engage each and every visitor. You can use your museum app to provide context and storytelling, as well as to share important resources.

Mobile Tour Guide Apps in Tourism: Making a Strong Business Case

With Covid-19 proving to be an illness the world will have to continue to cope with for some time, it’s important to provide sanitary alternatives to standard group tours and audio device rentals. In this guide, we make a strong business case for mobile tour guide apps. Whether your company plans to offer an app for free or charge for the content, ROI is within reach. 

Post-COVID Challenges That Museums Should Consider

In part 2 of this series, we continue our conversation with Jennifer Thomas, director of the Virginia Association of Museums to discuss certain challenges the industry will face in a post-pandemic world and the proposed long-term solutions. 

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.

Part 1 of a 2 part series

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.

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.

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!

The George Eastman Museum Goes Touchless 

The George Eastman Museum, located in Rochester, NY, was one of the earlier STQRY clients who adapted digital experiences into their pandemic strategy. This early integration allowed them to go completely touchless in 2020 and now into 2021.

Creative Digital Solutions Drive Art Institution Success During COVID-19

During 2020, virtual connection was the only way for museums to stay in touch with visitors, donors, and staff, which meant that many institutions around the world had to get creative and implement digital solutions practically overnight. Check out some of the amazing initiatives many museums launched to remain in constant contact! 

The 2020 Impact On Museums & The Future of Digital Experiences

In part two of this three-part blog series, we take a closer look with SEMC Executive Director, Zinnia Willits at the 2020 impact on museums and the future of digital experiences.

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.