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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.