12 06, 2019
  • Selma Lagerlöf standing in Mårbacka

Marvelous Sunne Launches New Guide App

2019-07-10T13:13:02+00:00June 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sunne, Marvelous Sunne, is located right in the middle of Värmland, a landscape full of contrasts. Culture and the tradition of storytelling are strong in Sunne. This is where the author and Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöf lived and worked, and her legacy remains strong.

The new OnSpotStory app ‘Sagolika Sunne’ (Marvelous Sunne) offers several tours, packed with inspiring stories. Get to know Selma Lagerlöf’s Sunne, find your way to some of Sunne’s gems and experience Mårbacka estate, the country house where Selma Lagerlöf lived for much of her life.

We are investing in a guide app so that visitors can find ‘the marvelous’. We are making history accessible through every smartphone, where visitors can easily engage in the […]

13 03, 2019

Case: The Viking Museum – Vikingaliv

2019-07-10T13:02:37+00:00March 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Vikingaliv is an experience museum in Stockholm dedicated to the Viking Age and experiencing it in a fast, modern and interesting way.

They wanted a mobile guide solution that was easy to get started with and would match their graphic profile. In addition to this it was important to find a long-term solution that would cater to an international audience as they have many tourists visiting from abroad.

Check out the case film we did together with Vikingaliv to learn more about the collaboration!

29 01, 2019

Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust

2019-07-11T15:03:40+00:00January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

We are very honoured to have the tiniest of parts in the new exhibition Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust – at the Swedish History Museum. The exhibition is, in the words of the museum, “dedicated to those who were there. Those who have personal memories and experience from the Holocaust. Those who survived”.

Speaking Memories is portraits, testimonies, videos, an interactive installation as well as an audio guide in which you can listen to testimonies from some of the survivors. The exhibition is on until September 2019.

Listen here.
The majority of the testimonies are in Swedish.

 

4 12, 2018

Selma Lagerlöf’s Sunne is getting an app

2019-07-11T13:06:02+00:00December 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

We are excited that Sunne kommun has decided to get an app. Sagolika Sunne sees this technology as a helping hand for visitors to find their way to the many gems it has to offer. Sunne is Selma Lagerlöf’s home region and there’s plenty to see and discover in the area. The app will make it easier for visitors to experience Sunne by implementing e.g. an event calendar and incorporating exciting stories about the region’s culture and nature.

The app will be launched in the spring of 2019. We look forward to getting to know Sunne and Selma better!

23 10, 2018

OnSpotStory in USA

2018-10-23T14:22:00+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

We look forward to working with three new museums in USA. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and National Museum of the Pacific War are using our PLUS units. OnSpotStory PLUS is an all-inclusive solution that replaces the traditional audio guide device with a modern smartphone. The museum can lend or rent the device to visitors and has the choice of using Tourmate cases for protection.

In addition to this, Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum has a new web app up and running.

Check it out here.

18 09, 2018
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Get to know your visitors

2018-09-18T12:11:24+00:00September 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

How many visitors are using your app? What language is getting the most hits? Which guide is most popular and how long do visitors stay on one guide location?

We know that this information is valuable to our customers and have therefore redesigned our statistics for both new and existing customers. When you become an OnSpotStory customer you receive a Google Data Studio link that enables you to get a detailed overview of how your app is used. The document is continually updated and can be re-visited whenever you like, you set the timeframe 😉

The statistics include:

  • Number of visits and length of visit
  • Visits per guide
  • Visits per location
  • Visits per language
  • Operating system
  • Visitor country of origin
27 08, 2018

Audio guide for young and old at Stockholm Cathedral

2018-08-27T11:41:30+00:00August 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Located in the heart of the Old Town, Stockholm Cathedral receives many tourists as well as local visitors. The staff noted visitors had an appetite for learning more about the medieval church and wanted to offer an easy way to access information in several different languages. The solution? A web app. Starting out with three tours in Swedish and English the audio guide provides insight into the building of the cathedral, the Protestant Reformation in Sweden and a battle between church and crown.

Receiving payment with unique vouchers

To boost their earnings the cathedral has chosen a guide option with a payment function. Visitors purchase a unique code at the entrance for a small […]

6 08, 2018
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Last week for Gladiators exhibition in Jönköping

2018-08-27T09:41:46+00:00August 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

How did one become a gladiator? You still have another week (until august 12th) to catch the travelling exhibition Gladiators – Heroes of the Colosseum in Jönköping and find out all about the era of gladiators.

This exciting and interactive exhibition will teach you about gladiatorial games, Colosseum and how it was to live at that time. Get fully immersed with the drama-packed audio guide produced by sound engineer Ulf Söderberg and hosted on the OnSpotStory web app platform.

The guide is available in English, Swedish and German.

11 07, 2018
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New app at The Gotland Museum links stories with places

2018-07-18T13:12:50+00:00July 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

The Gotland Museum is the Mecca of Gotland’s cultural history. The museum recently launched a new app to complement their exhibitions. Henrik Ramberg, the Project Manager, tells us about their app aspirations: “We hope to lift stories and objects that for various reasons have ended up in the dark. An ambition we have is to link the stories with the physical locations on the island where the stories and objects come from”.

Add-on:

The Gotland Museum will have 10 OnSpotStory PLUS units to offer visitors. These are all-inclusive solutions that replace the traditional audio guide device with a modern smartphone that you can lend or rent to your visitors.

Download the app on App Store or […]

16 04, 2018

Holistic thinking at Medelhavsmuseet

2018-04-19T10:24:52+00:00April 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Friday afternoon offered not only sunshine and Cypriote antiquities, but a good meeting with Mathias Bergendahl at Medelhavsmuseet. The museum is in the process of taking their digital and marketing strategy to the next level. They want to offer visitors an experience with a low threshold, where the different information channels – signs, website, audioguide etc. – interact sensibly and seamlessly, from the first image that meets you as you come into the museum.

Having seen an increase of 33% visitors in the last quarter, the museum is doing something right. Mathias puts it down to a new marketing strategy, coordinated together with the program and exhibition departments. Investing in moving image material, making well-produced films about the museums, […]

6 03, 2018
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Runestones, graves and other exciting remains from the Iron Age…

2018-03-08T14:44:07+00:00March 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Check out the new guide about archaeology in our web app, with four short films produced by OnSpotStory. Get to know the archaeologist Andreas Forsgren from Stiftelsen Kulturmiljövård and see what he digs up!

During this walk, you can learn about the two excavation sites, and six other spots around Hjulsta/Järva, which have a conncetion to the Iron Age.

Welcome to wonder among thousand-year-old runestones, graves, house foundations, and other exciting archaeological remains.