|The indoor positioning system allows visitors to a museum to see where they are in the museum and to find out how to locate the various items exhibited. On entering an exhibition, users receive information on what exhibition they are at and can listen to a guide all about it. Of course, how to get to the exit or the restaurant for example is also shown.
The indoor positioning system also provides information on where you have been and what else you still have to see.
You can also record your route round an exhibition and share it with your friends.
|The OnSpotStory app is free to download from the App Store (iPhone) or Market (Android). You can use the app to listen to sound, view images, read text, view videos and use a map to find out where to go. The app can also alert you when you've arrived at a location.
The OnSpotStory service is designed to allow you to offer your guide in a number of languages if you like. When a visitor then selects your guide, he or she can select the language they want the guide to be in.
People are becoming more aware of what QR codes are and how to use them. The advantage of QR codes is that it's easy to directly access information on a location if you have a smartphone. But visitors have to have a QR code reader installed on their smartphone and know how it works. When you read a QR code, this takes you directly to the information for the location via the web app. Creating a QR code is easy and free.
Remenber with the QR-codes:
Some people love qr-codes and some hates them. The OnSpotStory-system is built for the possibility to use qr-codes - if you want.
|Technology is developing at a cracking pace. At present Apple (IOS) and Google (Android) are dominating smartphone operating systems. But things may switch to another major player really quickly, and not everyone has IOS or Android. For instance, some phones use Windows. This is why we've decided to develop a web app.
A web app is like a simple app, but it's actually a website customised for reading on a smartphone. The advantage of the web app is that there's no need to download an app and then select a guide. All you have to do is point your browser at the site, and then the site is displayed as if it were an app. But that said, some of the functions offered by the ordinary app can't be used. The web app is often used in combination with a QR code.
|Once you've set up an OnSpotStory system, it's easy to add the function that allows you to listen to and view locations on your own website. The system gives you a link which you can paste to your own website.|
|It is possible to charge the visitor an entrance fee when you use the Web App. Set the guide to be a "pay for guide" in the CMS and print tickets. The tickets contains a single use code. You sell the ticket and with the singel use code the visitor unlocks the guide for a specific time. For exampel 8 hours.
Locked to a specfic Wifi.
If you have copyright material and you don´t want it to be possible to use the guide outside the venue - you can lock the guide to your Wifi.
|In Single Guide Mode, you can easily switch a tablet to operate in Kiosk Mode. Only a general guide is displayed on the device and can operate as a permanent installation in a museum or be lent out to schools for teaching purposes, for example.|
|A very easy way for visitors to start the web app is by sending a text message. We will set you up with a short code. When the visitor is texting the short code, for example "Ystad", to a shortcode number the visitor immediately gets a reply with the link to the web app.|
appguide.me is a "smart" domain. The domain is a smart domain in that sense is checks where you are and either redirects you directly to the right web app guide, or shows you a list of possible guides you are looking for.
It will for example redirect to a specific guide when you are on a that guides venues wifi. So the domain can be used for visitor to easy surf in to your web app. ;
The OnSpotStory system is built for the possibility to add your own app. The system can handle several apps - completely separated from each other. But sill managed by the CMS. So if you want your own native app - it is easily done.
|When you become an OnSpotStory client, we'll give you a login with a password for the OnSpotStory system. This system allows you to easily upload and edit all the information about your guides. You can make your own changes to all sound, images, videos, text, location positions and so forth. You can also use your account to view statistics showing how many people have downloaded or listened to your guide. Just get in touch with our free telephone support team if you have any questions.
|Creating the guide and setting up all the technology are important elements, but it's easy to forget the last bit: making sure that visitors know a guide exists. Producing and formulating good marketing material can be a hard task. This is why we've created a complete marketing package that can be adapted to suit your guide. This material is included in the cost of the guide.|
|The OnSpotStory + is a preloaded smartphone. It can be an Apple Ipod or a cheap Android phone. But the unit is preloaded and locked to your app. It is like an traditional audio guide machine but with the smartphones possibilities... like better display, camera, GPS and iBeacon functionality.
|When a visitor dials in, the guide is played back over the phone. Every location has a special code which the visitor keys in. The OnSpotStory dial-in solution doesn't require an app or have any other special technical requirements. This means that even the simplest mobile phones can be used. If you can make a phone call, you can use the service.
|Visit our Flickr page for ideas and examples of signs, folders and marketing material from different places.|