Share Your Museum Collection Online through Mobile App

Museums have always been an amazing place to visit for the people of all the age groups. Right from the children to adults, everyone feels excited to get into the museum as there are end numbers of things to explore. But sometimes people tend to leave certain areas of the museum.

Museums have always been an amazing place to visit for the people of all the age groups. Right from the children to adults, everyone feels excited to get into the museum as there are end numbers of things to explore. But sometimes people tend to leave certain areas of the museum.

Why worry when the technology has the easiest solution! Yes, you got it right. Technology has changed the ways people engage with exhibits. A mobile application can help the museums to connect with their audience and help them view the museum collection online which includes the art, sculptures, paintings and so on. The apps typically focus on the museum’s entire collection and enable the audience to browse and obtain information on the featured collection.

We came to a conclusion on how a mobile application can help the museums to stay in touch with their audience and so keeping this in mind, we have developed many mobile apps for museums which have benefitted them enormously. The apps work on Android, iPhones, iPads and Tablets.

So what all can be done with a mobile app or how can you showcase your museum collection online? Let’s take a look:

  • Your audience can easily search for collections by Artists, Categories, Culture and more.
  • Even if the user is not in the museum he/she can get the detailed description and other information on the artifacts.
  • The mobile app will have the ability to push items into Favorites list which can be stored for later.
  • The user can easily recall the Favorites and can also add or remove the already short-listed items.
  • Your audience can view your museum collection online across the globe anywhere and at any time as it is pocket-friendly.
  • Your audience can easily share the images of the art or paintings with the art and museum lovers on the social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

So if you are planning to get a mobile application developed for your Museum, we will assist you.

At Museum Anywhere, our solution integrates with your TMS Collection Systems. If we do not have the integration to another Collection system that you use, we will build that for you. Museum Collection App will be placed in Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free download by the public.

For more information, you can reach us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or 703.652.6630

Science Center App by MuseumAnywhere

The time your visitors enter the science museum, it is a moment of excitement for them as they can grasp the things clearly, and all the more it is actually beneficial for the children as they tend to learn fast as virtual impact has always been successful when it comes to learning.

The time your visitors enter the science museum, it is a moment of excitement for them as they can grasp the things clearly, and all the more it is actually beneficial for the children as they tend to learn fast as virtual impact has always been successful when it comes to learning.

If we further proceed and take a look into the depth, technology has changed the way learning used to be. Yes, the advent of mobile apps has proved to be successful both for teachers and the students as it has made education more interactive. So why science museums should be left behind. For that matter, MuseumAnywhere came up with a solution of developing science center app by which learning becomes effective and easy.

Science Museum lends a helping hand from deconstructing the complex ideas and explains the students through working models. At MuseumAnywhere your very own science center app can be developed for iOS and Android as well as cross-platform. The mobile app experience is developed to make your visitor’s experience in the museum enjoyable.

Come, let’s see how you as a science center operator along with visitors can get benefitted with the help of science center app:-

  • You can track where your visitors are in the Science Center and sort interactive that is closest, to the top
  • With the application, you can show the detailed information on interactives that cannot be physically displayed on boards
  • Learning becomes easily with narratives and videos related to interactive
  • You can send push notifications to share information of the upcoming events, exhibitions
  • The mobile app displays the exhibition information with photos and description
  • If your visitors have failed to visit any part of the museum then, they can easily check the details and information on any facts by using the mobile app

With Science Center app learning can and does make a positive difference in how students learn. When used the right way, the mobile application has the potential to help students learn more and comprehend that knowledge.

If you are looking for an app for your science museum then get in touch with us. We look forward to working with you. For more information feel free to reach us via email sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or 703.652.6630

Museum Apps – A Smart Easy Solution for your Visitors.

We all know that museums have always been a source of information and knowledge for the visitors as it hosts several art pieces, structures, artifacts and paintings which depicting famous historical figures or real world objects.

We all know that museums have always been a source of information and knowledge for the visitors as it hosts several art pieces, structures, artifacts and paintings which depicting famous historical figures or real world objects. But it is also true that museums with large area pose a big challenge for the audience to navigate within the premises. The signboards available are not enough to guide and navigate the audience.

Also, with technological advancements, it is important for curators of these museums to adopt the new techniques. In this blog, we will be talking about the perfect solution you can get for your visitors. We believe that museums should be able to reach the ever-growing percentage of individuals across the globe and for that matter; we came up with the thought of developing custom museum apps.

Today with the increase in the use of smartphones, it has become a must for the museums to develop a mobile application in order to make the museum tour easy for the visitors. It not only allows more people to connect with the museum, but there is also a potential for them to personalize their museum experience according to their own wish.

Benefits your visitors will get by using Museum Apps-

  • Your visitors can experience audio and video guides on the mobile app and social media sharing allows them to share their experience with art-lovers, family, and friends.
  • It helps the visitor to get the detailed information behind their favorite art piece and their artists.
  • Visitors can recall their favorites whenever they want to by saving information pertaining to their favorite art pieces and paintings.
  • By navigating the museum with an interactive map, your visitors can get step-by-step directions to each exhibit and museum features.
  • By introducing a feedback option in the application you can allow your audience to quickly deliver a feedback on their museum experience.

Summing up, the museum apps undoubtedly are developed to benefit the museum visitors and if you are looking for someone who can assist you to know more about it, then we are here.

Feel free to write us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or 703.652.6630

Know how Digital Membership Cards for Museums can Improve the Membership Renewal

Museums face a lot of challenges when it comes to sending emails and other reminders to their members. Earlier the person in charge of the museum had to make the list and then drop membership renewal reminder through mail or electronic mail to the members. But these were the old process of staying connected with the members. Technology automation has made things easier for the museums.

Museums face a lot of challenges when it comes to sending emails and other reminders to their members. Earlier the person in charge of the museum had to make the list and then drop membership renewal reminder through mail or electronic mail to the members. But these were the old process of staying connected with the members. Technology automation has made things easier for the museums. Yes, we are talking about the automated renewal reminders with digital membership card for museums which can be an integral part of the museum’s ability to accomplish more as this will give you a better member experience.

The digital membership card by Museum Anywhere is generated from Altru, Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT, Fundly CRM or other membership systems that we can integrate. It comes up with a bag full of exciting features and benefits for the members that couldn’t be made possible with the plastic cards. With the eMembership card, your members will get notified before/after the expiry date of the card which starts 60 days before the expiration. However, the days are not fixed and the frequency of the renewal reminder notification can be customized as per the museum. Irrespective of the app is close or open, the notification would still show up or your members can directly get it on the application. As the renewal is automated, the possibility of members acting upon it is more than any other traditional methods.

E-Renewal offers a great opportunity for you to make your members feel like an important part of your museum after all everyone wants to feel valued and so we help you in doing all that needs to be done for your members.

You must be thinking how in other ways it can help the museum. Well sending renewal reminder with the help of push notification can save a lot of time and money. Our solution is really cost-effective for the museums as it saves the recurring costs of outsourced mail-house or internal costs of printing, stuffing envelopes, mailing, supplies and staff time.

This new year get your members excited about Digital Membership Cards for Museums by keeping them updated with many other benefits such as the upcoming events, exhibitions, special discount offers and yes above all renewal reminder.

If you’re looking for a digital membership card for your museum, MuseumAnywhere is here to help you with! Write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Mobile App for Zoo Museums and Science Centers

We all know how mobile apps have taken a consistent huge spike in the past few years. With the mass adoption of technology zoos, aquariums and other museums are finding that they can also offer the same experience as larger institutions.

We all know how mobile apps have taken a consistent huge spike in the past few years. With the mass adoption of technology zoos, aquariums and other museums are finding that they can also offer the same experience as larger institutions. Astoundingly we at Museum Anywhere, bring to you mobile app for museums to help your visitors make the most out of their day and maximize the fun at the zoo.

Mobile apps just need to be good enough. It’s not necessary to get too fancy or reinvent the wheel. With our custom mobile apps for museums, you can give zoo experience to your visitors like never before.

Your very own zoo mobile app will have the following features. Take a look –

  • There is an admin portal for push-notifications and quickly updating content feature without needing a developer
  • The application will take you to the Zoo Landing Page which will have detailed Info and News
  • Zoo Exhibits with pictures, audio, slideshows, video
  • The app will also have an exciting feature called “Shake to Turn into Puzzle” which turns any Animal/bird’s Picture into Puzzle
  • The Events Tab in the app will help you to showcases multiple events with pictures
  • The user can mark the category as favorite by the option available in the application
  • The user can share the images of animal on Facebook, Twitter, and Email. This acts as an indirect marketing tactic for your museum as more people will be aware of your mobile application
  • Contact us page with Google Map integration included
  • For any queries, the user can directly Touch to call Zoo phone numbers
  • Our mobile app for museums has the YouTube Integration which means the video plays within application
  • Push Notifications feature you can keep your user updated with various events and other important information
  • Our app has “Where is My Car Parked” feature which becomes easier for the visitor trace the parking
  • iBeacons configuration/upload into the App and back-end portal shall be included so they are ready to use when they arrive
  • Don’t worry friends! The app maintenance for iOS/Android issues, updating on App Store and Play Store shall be done by us
  • The app developed by us is Multilingual – which helps the audience to go through your museum app in their desired language

Mobile apps for museums give businesses the tools they need to assess the level of interest in individual exhibitions. If you want to enhance your visitor’s experience by delivering additional information then talk to us! We will guide you throughout your journey.

Write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Photo Archive Online by Museum Anywhere

The use of technology has become a core part of the museums and with it, Photo Archive Online has made it possible to displays a rich and expanding collection of photos from the museums. Photo Archive Online by MuseumAnywhere brings your photo archive to life!

The use of technology has become a core part of the museums and with it, Photo Archive Online has made it possible to displays a rich and expanding collection of photos from the museums. Photo Archive Online by MuseumAnywhere brings your photo archive to life!

Museums and other institutions that have been looking to widen the access to their photos and make it easier for the audiences to engage and interact with the photo collections are now accessible globally round the clock. Photos that were previously only available to those within the museum’s walls are now for anyone with an internet connection to watch. Museums have long been able to display collection objects in exhibitions and events, but with technology, the photos are made virtually cost-free, transmitted over the web almost instantaneously to a number of users, and made available on this worldwide network.

  • Our photo archive online has integrated social media component to Museum Photo Archive to automatically insert your tags as someone shares (if sharing is allowed by your policies).
  • Our solution also provides you rich analytics on what people are seeing, what is marked as favorite, who is looking at your collection and a lot more.
  • Digital Photo Archive also includes a shopping cart based on your policies and also includes e-delivery capability.
  • It also provides the possibility to create exclusively online exhibitions using objects that may ordinarily be too delicate to handle.

Now make your museum collections more freely available outside the museum walls. By removing the limitations of wall and gallery space, digital photo archive enables the museums to offer a comprehensive source base for researchers and the audience.

Putting collections online poses many of the challenges to the museums, but why worry when we at Museum Anywhere are here to manage it with care.

For more information on photo archive online for museums you can write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Sharable Guest Passes: For Social-Networked Society

Guest pass is a standard benefit most museums, science centers and other institutions give to their members. Typically it requires sending paper guest passes to members and it requires that member be present when the guest pass is used. The objective is to leverage current members to bring in new people who may potentially become a member.

Guest pass is a standard benefit most museums, science centers and other institutions give to their members. Typically it requires sending paper guest passes to members and it requires that member be present when the guest pass is used. The objective is to leverage current members to bring in new people who may potentially become a member.

However, in last few years, entire paradigm of social relationships has changed to a society where people interact and share over smartphone apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat.

Problem with paper gift passes is that it’s costly to mail and does not fit in the new shareable digital economy. MuseumAnywhere introduced a digital, single-use Sharable Guest Pass that can be shared via Text, WhatsApp or email. What MuseumAnywhere team concluded is that its way more easy to just send someone a Sharable Guest Pass than have to arrange to bring the person and family with you to use the pass you have.

Since a sharable Pass does not require the member to come in with the person who is using it, it’s more likely to be shared more widely -beyond very close friend/relatives- to office colleagues, neighbors and even to not-so-close friends and acquaintances! That is exactly what you as the institution really want.

The good thing with a Sharable Pass is majority of the times the recipient user of Sharable Guest Pass brings other people who pay full admission. It is also an opportunity to pitch membership benefits to them at that time.

About Author: Sumer Mathur is President of MuseumAnywhere based in Dulles VA that offers eMembership Cards and Sharable Guest passes to museums, science centers, zoo and other institutions.

For more information Write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Mobile App with iBeacon technology in Museum

In an increasingly online world, more and more people are turning to smartphone and tablet usage in their day-to-day activities. In the sense, making the cultural materials relevant to people’s lives prove to be especially demanding. Keeping this in mind, we have used ibeacon solutions for the museums.

In an increasingly online world, more and more people are turning to smartphone and tablet usage in their day-to-day activities. In the sense, making the cultural materials relevant to people’s lives prove to be especially demanding. Keeping this in mind, we have used ibeacon solutions for the museums. ibeacon technology in museums allows to gather visitor’s data, help people navigate and send out the right messages in the right place.

We at Museum Anywhere assist you to get the ibeacons integrated into your museum app where you can understand the most popular exhibit by measuring the time spent by the visitors at different sections of the museum.

Let’s see how museums can leverage iBeacon technology to enrich the visitor’s experience;-

  • iBeacons Museum App determines the location of the visitor in the Museum and serves the relevant content.
  • Say you have 100 artifacts in the app. As the visitor walks around, items in the App’s Gallery View sort automatically so ones that are nearest will show up top.
  • If there are any stories, pictures, interesting facts, videos, narratives that are relevant to those exhibits in the immediate vicinity of the visitor, those icons appear allowing the visitor to have a wealth of information related to the exhibits.
  • iBeacon solution works both inside the museum and even outdoors for exhibits or that are in the open areas.
  • It is great to implement beacon module in your application so visitors get geo-location relevant content.

Our iBeacon (also known as BLE beacons) solution works on iOS as well as Android devices. Intelligence is built into the app itself. GPS signals are too weak to penetrate enclosed spaces with thick walls. iBeacons, although new in the location-based technology, have proven themselves to be a robust solution for large indoor spaces. Our team has developed expertise in iBeacons.

Beacon-based mobile apps have the potential to change the way your visitors gain experiences at museums. Mobile App for your museum with iBeacon features can be implemented quickly as the solution is already integrated into our Museum App.

If you’re looking forward to having a similar solution, feel free to get in touch with us via email sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Digital Membership cards from your Altru System

Museums are both necessary and relevant today as it includes art, history, science centers, zoos, aquariums, nature centers, historic sites for conserving, protecting and displaying artifacts from our past and thus preserving our rich heritage which might otherwise be lost to private collectors or with time itself.

Museums are both necessary and relevant today as it includes art, history, science centers, zoos, aquariums, nature centers, historic sites for conserving, protecting and displaying artifacts from our past and thus preserving our rich heritage which might otherwise be lost to private collectors or with time itself. Your members have to go through a long process at the counter, trying to wrangle and answering your greeting, while digging out their membership card.

With so many other cards in the wallet, your members might tend to end up with the checked-in madness. No one wants to enter a facility and feel immediately stressed or overwhelmed just trying to get in the museum.

Want to do something good for your members?

We have come up with digital membership cards for Altru system, where museums will be able to reward their members and reduce their wait time. By eliminating the need for a card at the museum we increase the understanding of all your members. Yes, the eMembership Cards appears on your member’s smartphones as it is a huge convenience to members.

MuseumAnywhere team has built connectors to Blackbaud Altru, Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT and Fundly CRM software to provide eMembership cards or we can also integrate with the other membership systems.

Benefits of Digital Membership card for Altru

The eMembership card is designed to enhance your member’s experience. Let’s see few of the points how it can benefit them-

  • They will have their membership card on their smartphones which is simple as they don’t have to worry about having it handy.
  • Push notification can help your members to review exclusive discounts, upcoming events, and exhibitions.
  • Your members will get notified before/after the expiry date of the card which starts 60 days before the expiration so that they can renew it on time.
  • Member can access top right menu to see notifications, floor maps, FAQ’s, privacy policy etc.
  • Once the membership card approaches the date of its expiration, museums can benefit their members with quick e-delivery of new membership cards.
  • Navigate the museum with ‘Locate us’ option that gives you step-by-step live directions to reach the museum.

Talk to us and give your members an easy, cost-effective, welcoming, and simple experience. They will love becoming a member with a handful of benefits. Apart from this, the museums can experience benefits from the digital membership card for Altru as it cut down on expenses which include the printing cost, postage and mailing cost.

To know more about eMembership, reach us via email sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Improvise the Learning & Teaching Experience -Teacher App for Museum

The growing technology has made its foray into the education through the revolutionary smart class concept which imparted the Audio/Visual dimensions to the education sector.

The growing technology has made its foray into the education through the revolutionary smart class concept which imparted the Audio/Visual dimensions to the education sector. With it, mobile apps have ventured into educational apps and are found to be really effective as the students develop an interest in learning which ultimately increases the productivity and efficiency in terms of time. It helps the student of different age groups to grasp the lessons quickly.

To make the solution interesting we have come up with teacher app for museums which helps the teachers to put in student lists, assign chaperones, plan visit based on interests, estimate time that will be taken for the entire tour, quiz and group rankings with virtual trophies and teacher’s ability to collaborate with the Museum/Science-center.

The whole concept of introducing teacher app for museums by Museum Anywhere is to improve education and student-teacher relationship. Let’s see how it can be a beneficial;

  • The app is built with CMS which mean the content can be changed easily without the need of a developer.
  • The teachers can manage the field trip by arranging group quiz.
  • With the help of mobile application, the teachers can create experiences for the students based on their age groups and difficulty levels.
  • It is important for teachers to have all the basic information of the students before they go on for a museum visit or other trips. The app helps the teacher to include information on students such as student’s emergency contact info, photo-restrictions, medications, spending money, permission slip, ICE numbers etc.
  • Teachers can appoint a chaperone who will get the access to his/her personal dashboard to manage the assigned students. A Chaperone could also be the student’s any of the parents.
  • The teacher app for museum can help the teachers to create an itinerary for the tour based on the interest of the students such as science, natural world, history and community to your field trip.
  • The gamification feature included in the app can help the students tend to learn faster as it makes learning a fun.
  • The app will facilitate the teachers to generate virtual trophies or certificates based on the performance of the students in the quiz.

Our solution has helped the teachers to make the learning process exciting and in managing the school trips in a better way. And if you are looking to get teacher app for museum or science center developed reach us out at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630