Perks of using iBeacon Technology in the Museum

With the increasing number of smartphones and tablet usage, a majority of people are using their mobile phones to carry out the most of their day-to-day activities. This is one of the reasons why most of the museums have turned towards the mobile technology and are walking along with it.

With the increasing number of smartphones and tablet usage, a majority of people are using their mobile phones to carry out the most of their day-to-day activities. This is one of the reasons why most of the museums have turned towards the mobile technology and are walking along with it. One suchthing which I am going to be discussing is the iBeacon Technology in the museum. So let’s watch out the perks that museums are enjoying by getting iBeacon technology integrated into the museums.

Affordable and Accessible Technology

The technology is a practical, scalable and cost-effective marketing solution which meets the needs of museums and many other cultural organizations. It reduces the stress and spares the curators from different complex audience management and updating of audio guides. Your museum visitors can now have the access to exhibits, as well as to timely information about upcoming events and exhibitions.

Provides a rich user experience

Who doesn’t like to get a personized experience? If I talk about myself I love exploring things and so is the case with your audience. With iBeacon you can let your visitors get a personalized and rich experience in the museum. Now they no more have to depend on the tour guides as iBeacon will help them know the information related to the artifact.

So there is no more searching through an audio tour to find the right section, content will automatically deliver on the visitor’s mobile phone as soon as they come near to the art or painting. They can easily learn and watch content without having to search through the brochures.

Works both indoor and outdoor

Not all the museums can serve the community by putting the items inside the museum. Some objects are so big or constructed in such a way that they have to be placed outdoor. But don’t worry as our solution works both indoor and outdoor for exhibits or that are in the open areas. If you have multiple buildings, then it’s great to implement beacon module so visitors get geo-location relevant content.

Summing Up-
Our iBeacon technology for museums works both for Android and iOS. Our team has developed expertise in iBeacon, so if you want to get iBeacon solution integrated then talk to our expert who would help you in a more effective way.

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FAQs: Museum App Development by MuseumAnywhere

We at MuseumAnywhere help the museums to reach a large number of audiences in order to make the museum accessible to them by providing them a bag full of benefits. Being the best museum app company, we understand how our clients come up with certain queries. So in this blog, we are going to provide answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by our clients that would help to solve yours too.

We at MuseumAnywhere help the museums to reach a large number of audiences in order to make the museum accessible to them by providing them a bag full of benefits. Being the best museum app company, we understand how our clients come up with certain queries. So in this blog, we are going to provide answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by our clients that would help to solve yours too. Let’s start with it:

How long does it take to build an app?

So far we have developed many applications meeting the deadlines. The time taking to build the app differ, some depending on features of the your app and how much content you’re putting in it, but we’ve got some guidelines for getting your app up and deliver it on-time.

Does the app work offline?

Apps created by us works both online and offline. It doesn’t need any cellular internet or Wi-Fi in the museum. With amazing features get the leverage of an app developed for your museum that works offline.

The iBeacon integration works and allows Gallery items to re-sort so it can help the visitor to enjoy the tour independently.

Is the target audience going to download the app?

People are spending more time on their mobile phones and the dependency is increasing day-by-day. So why museums should let go the opportunity to grab the attention of the target audience. Apps build at MuseumAnywhere are for Android and iOS. The gamification feature in the app like trivia with scratch-off answers, icons to turn any artifact into puzzle etc. which will make the learning and visit museums a fun.

What will iBeacons do for my Museum?

Our App has the beacon integration in the mobile app and we do provide physical beacons to be placed in the different sections of the museum. This is really helpful for the museums as it immediately recognizes which room your visitors are in and starts displaying information about the respective pieces in that room.

Do I have to depend on the developers to make the content changes?

Our app is architected in such a way that it becomes easier for you to make changes CMS portal included in the app which means your museums don’t have to wait for the developer. They will have the backend access to quickly add, update, activate, and deactivate the content.

These are the basic FAQs that are asked by our customers. To get a detailed information talk to our expert at 703.652.6630 or email us your queries at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

Digital Membership Card over plastic cards. Which is better?

We all are familiar with how a plastic membership card looks like; it does have the membership number, the name, and few other details of the member. I won’t deny, but would rather say that a plastic membership card is the best way to let your members flaunt about their membership or in other words we can even say, it is also beneficial in best representation of your organization’s brand.

We all are familiar with how a plastic membership card looks like; it does have the membership number, the name, and few other details of the member. I won’t deny, but would rather say that a plastic membership card is the best way to let your members flaunt about their membership or in other words we can even say, it is also beneficial in best representation of your organization’s brand.

But to look at the other side of a plastic membership card, we came across few museums and got to know the challenges they had to face on a daily basis. What are these challenges???

Hold on… as I’ll be discussing it further to make it clear why a digital membership card over plastic card can be beneficial for you and your members.

So, are you still printing and mailing the membership cards?

Searching membership for those who forget to bring the card?

Dealing out to send replacement cards?

Or,

Sending multiple reminders for renewal?

If you have been dealing with the above-mentioned challenges, then this blog will get you covered.

Go for Digital Membership Card that’s SMART!

  • With a digital membership card, your museum staffs no more have to spend time on sending the renewal reminder e-mails or calls. The automatic renewal reminder will itself start notifying the members 60 days (frequency can even be customized) prior to the expiry of the membership card.
  • Today, having the smartphones for 24×7 in the hand is not a matter to doubt about. When getting a digital membership card developed, there is no chance for the member to forget their card as they will have it in the palm. In the sense, museums don’t have search for the membership on their system.
  • Every now and then, museums have to deal with replaced cards when gets lost which takes both time and money. With a digital card, the risk to lose the card gets eliminated. In case if the card gets deleted or the app, the member can get it back with few clicks.
  • The plastic card remains constant with the color and font. But getting a digital card developed, you will have the leverage to change the look and feel of the app. Isn’t it cool?
  • The multilingual feature will let your members access the card in their own language, no matter where they belong to.

Summing Up-

So these were few of the points that I have mentioned above in regard to a DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP CARD. If you want to get a break from the challenges that you and your museum staff have been facing, then let’s talk and solve it together by making the right use of the technology.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

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Acquire a Mobile Collection App for your Museum!

Imagine your audience stepping in the museum and experience the art and painting right in the palm of their hand. The location-based content being displayed on their mobile screen.

Imagine your audience stepping in the museum and experience the art and painting right in the palm of their hand. The location-based content being displayed on their mobile screen. Well, technology has rapidly made nearly everything possible. The access to not only the images and texts about collections but also to audio and video guides to let the audience get a whole new experience in the museum.

This is all possible with a Mobile Collection App for your Museum. The solution is an approach by MuseumAnywhere team, for the museums who want to extend their maximum reach to the audience and who aren’t just visiting the museum but also to them who aren’t capable of visiting due to certain issues.

Now showcase your museum collection with a smartphone!

Our solution is not just limited to one platform but works on iPhones, Android Phones, iPads and Tablets. So which one are you looking for??? Confused? Don’t worry; our experts will guide you. The Mobile Collection App integrates with your TMS Collection Systems. If we do not already have the integration to another Collection system that you use, we will build that for you.

So this was about how the solution can help you. Let’s read further to explore what the amazing features of the coaction app.

  • You can get the app and branding name customized as per your museum
  • The user can search for a Collection by Artists, Categories, Culture & more
  • The user will have the authority to push items into Favorites lists and those can be stored for later
  • With CMS Portal, you can control what needs to be made available in the app and what needs to be removed
  • The app has the Advanced Search capability on multiple criteria at the same time
  • Users can Recall Favorites and add/remove items that were short-listed
  • Social Media integration lets the user share any piece of information on their social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). This could perhaps help you in the indirect marketing

Summing up

So, readers, this is all about a Mobile Collection App. If you wish to get it developed for your museum, share your requirements with us.

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Collection Online: Make Museum Artifacts available to everyone

Over the years, museums have been serving the community with a variety of facts and arts based on nature, history, science and more. But there have been times when people who wanted to visit the museums, couldn’t make it due to certain issues.

Over the years, museums have been serving the community with a variety of facts and arts based on nature, history, science and more. But there have been times when people who wanted to visit the museums, couldn’t make it due to certain issues. There wasn’t any option left for the museums in which they could make their artifacts accessible to those audiences.

But, technology has made the tasks easier for every industry and museum is amongst them. Unlike the old gone days, today museums can present the art and paintings to the audience who are sitting far away and across the world. I am talking about, Collection Online with Analytics.

A solution by MuseumAnywhere team wherein you can bring up those artifacts which couldn’tbe displayed on the walls of the museums. This way you can keep your audience engaged as they can enjoy reading about the artifacts from any part of the word and from anywhere.

The collection online is designed in such a way that it integrates with your TMS collection System and can be quickly implemented on top of any other collection management system. Collection Online allows a large number of artifacts to be available on your website. In this way, the user who would visit your website can choose categories, themes, artists or other criteria to see what they are interested in.

Isn’t this amazing and convenient??

Please read ahead to explore more-

  • Earlier it wasn’t possible to keep a track on your audience and their preferences. But with the solution, you can get detailed analytics on the users. In the sense, how many users visited, who marked favorite and what has been shared on the Social Media.
  • The solution of bringing museum collection to the web is especially targeted for public, Educators, Students and Researchers.
  • With the CMS portal included, you can have the control over what will be made available on the web.
  • The feature of Social login integration (Facebook/Twitter) is provided. The user can even search without login.
  • Now this a smart approach. PDF Reports capability is available that lets the user download it and use it for further project or research purpose.

With this, I would end up. But there are a lot more points to earn about Collection Online with Analytics. If you wish to get it done for your museum, talk to our expert.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

The Benefits of having a Science Center App!

Living in the age of technology, can you just manage to be off track from it when it’s a matter of your museum?

No, you simply cannot. I am talking about mobile technology that is helping museums and other cultural institutions immensely.

Living in the age of technology, can you just manage to be off track from it when it’s a matter of your museum?

No, you simply cannot. I am talking about mobile technology that is helping museums and other cultural institutions immensely. It not only helps museums in strengthening the PR activity but it has proved to be convenient for the audience and trust me they are just loving it.

So have you been looking for a museum or science center app or for any other organization?

If yes, then take a look at the perks you can leverage by getting a science center app. Let’s begin.

  • By getting an app developed, it becomes easier for the museums to pique the interest of visitors in your interactives, quiz them with age-appropriate questions, and share detailed information/video.
  • The app also offers Try This-DIY-Projects which is truly interesting.
  • Museums can keep a track of where the visitor is in the Science Center and sort interactive that is closest, to the top.
  • The things which weren’t possible earlier, the mobile technology has made it possible. The app would show detailed information on interactives that cannot be physically displayed on boards of the museums.
  • Science Center app show age-appropriate difficulty level Trivia with scratch-off answers. It also shows up narratives and videos related to interactive.
  • With your audience becoming too much aware of the social media, the app has the feature wherein YouTube videos can be linked and shown within the app itself.
  • There is a page within the app that has information and photos related to the events and exhibition. So in case, if any user missed to attend it, he/she can enjoy it by looking into these pictures of the events.
  • Live Directions to Science center, which would assist the user to walk in the science center without being hassled.
  • Multi-lingual features make it easy for the users from across the globe with different language.
  • The features like push-notification and social media integration within the app has proved to keep the users engaged and let them come back to the museum.

Summing Up

So readers, if you wish to get a science center app developed or if you have any other queries, then write to us.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

Reduce the stress with member fast lane kiosk for Museums

Museums have to welcome visitors and members on a daily basis and at times it becomes a challenging thing for the museum staffs when it comes to getting indulged in the check-in formalities of the visitors and the members. Obviously, the queues are different when we talk about the visitors and the members but just to break the mess and make it more hassle-free, museums have started using the Member Fast Lane Kiosk that reduces the time of the staff and the member as well to get the entry into the museum.

Museums have to welcome visitors and members on a daily basis and at times it becomes a challenging thing for the museum staffs when it comes to getting indulged in the check-in formalities of the visitors and the members. Obviously, the queues are different when we talk about the visitors and the members but just to break the mess and make it more hassle-free, museums have started using the Member Fast Lane Kiosk that reduces the time of the staff and the member as well to get the entry into the museum.

The tablet kiosk in museum offers a convenient way to let your members enter few details that indicate the museum staff about your membership with the museum. In this way, you can give priority and attention to your members that they deserve and not have them wait in general queue behind people inquiring and buying tickets. How convenient is that!

So how does the Member Fast Lane Kiosk Work?

Our solution integrates with your Altru, Raisers Edge and other membership systems. Below I have mentioned few of the quick reason that would clearly explain you the need to get a Member fast lane kiosk for your museum. Continue reading….

  • Fast Lane solution allows your members to gain quick entry without waiting with other visitors. This means there is no requirement to assign an additional person for members.
  • Unlike any other procedure, the Fast Lane Kiosk is a solution on iPad affixed to the counter or the stand. It comes with a companion iPad with Fast Lane for your staff.

    fastlane

  • Member puts in couple pieces of info and their card to instantly show up on screen. At the same time, the card also pops on Staff iPad instantly while they may be attending other people in general queue and staff can verbally acknowledge them in-

    Thank you, Mr. Wilson, go right in…

  • Not just this, but Fast lane can even show max how many people are allowed with that type of membership and give the analytics to museum staffs as to how many came that would help them generate reports.

Wrapping Up-

With the Fast Lane Kiosk, how easily the members get to check-in to the museum without spending long hours in the queue! This is not only helpful in reducing the stress level of the museum staffs but also to promote loyalty that lets your members introduce your museums with other friends and family. Reason being, the check-in formality is so easy and convenient for them. They would appreciate their experience and respect that your museum is using the latest technology to give priority to the members.

So if you are looking forward to Member Fast Lane Kiosk Solution, then feel free to talk to our expert.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

Call: 703.652.6630

Reasons why Mobile Wallet Is the Best Place for Digital Membership Cards!

We all are familiar with the standard plastic/physical membership cards. It just has the membership number, the image of the member and the address with few other short details.

We all are familiar with the standard plastic/physical membership cards. It just has the membership number, the image of the member and the address with few other short details.

Why we are talking about this is to let you know how the people out there are using the mobile wallets for every basic thing. All the more, it has made the lives easier. So why not use the channel for your Membership Cards- a transition from plastic to digital?

Trust me, doing so you are going to unlock a completely new and enhanced way of member engagement. You can provide your members the cool features like push-notifications, automatic renewal reminders and so on.

This post will show you how considering Digital Membership Card (Mobile Wallet) can help you reduce the cost associated with membership process that includes- card printing, stuffing envelopes, mailing, supplies and staff time.

The Digital Membership Card app features- ‘Add to Wallet’ which lets your members stay away from the hassle of going into the app again and again.

So this is a better way to provide ease of access to the card to your members.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why mobile wallet is the best thing for your Digital Membership Card:

Free your members from app weariness

Although our Digital Membership Card app has institutions from which the member can select, imagine what if your member runs out of space in their mobile phone, what is the next thing they would be likely to do? They would think of deleting few apps. So here is when they can leverage the ‘Add to Wallet.’ By adding the membership card wallet to the app, they can delete the app if they want to, but will still be able to have the access to the membership card.

Also, if the card gets expired, the member can get it within few hours with automatic renewal with just few clicks.

It’s easier and convenient for the members

It’s easier and convenient for the members

Wallet card pops up on member device, as soon as member comes in the vicinity of the museum. So which one you would like to provide to your members- a six-step or a two-step process? Try it for once.

How about taking a jump from plastic cards to digital membership cards? Do you have more queries that we didn’t cover here?

Get in touch to find out how digital membership cards can benefit your museum.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

Call: 703.652.6630

Why Should Plastic Membership Cards go digital?

Studies predict that nearly 73% of the smartphone users love to get things right on their mobile phones, so why not ease the membership module for them? By this, I don’t mean that plastic cards are no more of use. Yes, it does have its own perks. A plastic card comes with personal details of the member which is good when the members have to flaunt it to others when introducing them to the friends or family. But it surely has its limitations and other challenges and you must be aware of it.

Studies predict that nearly 73% of the smartphone users love to get things right on their mobile phones, so why not ease the membership module for them? By this, I don’t mean that plastic cards are no more of use. Yes, it does have its own perks. A plastic card comes with personal details of the member which is good when the members have to flaunt it to others when introducing them to the friends or family. But it surely has its limitations and other challenges and you must be aware of it.

If not, then don’t worry; I will let you know. Below I will sum up few of the points that will make it clear for you to understand why should plastic membership cards go digital! Let’s continue reading….

So what membership system do you use? Altru, Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT, Fundly CRM, Versai or any other membership system, since we integrate with most membership systems.

“Ah… The expiry dates of these many members are approaching, let’s start sending them e-mails and call them up so that they can get the membership card renewed as soon as possible.”

Perhaps this is what you think every other day and your museum staffs start making the calls by informing the members to get their cards renewed. Isn’t it?

But this isn’t the case with the Digital Membership Card. The solution is so smart that it lets you focus on the other tasks by eliminating the burden of calls and e-mails. The automatic renewal reminder will start notifying the members 60 days prior to the expiry date, which would make it easier for the members to get the card renewed just by few clicks.

No… No… they don’t really have to wait for other 2-3 weeks to receive the renewed membership card. With quick e-delivery, the membership card will be delivered to their mobile phones within few hours. How handy is that!

Not only this, but museums will be able to save a lot which used to be spent on printing, separating, matching with the letter, stuffing envelopes, mailing, supplies and staff time.

Leveraging the Apple Wallet-

With so many cards, you can let your members carry one less card in their wallet. After downloading the membership card, the Apple users can simply add the card to their Apple Wallet. This means even after uninstalling the app, they would still have the access to the card. The wallet card pops up on member device, as soon as member comes in the vicinity of Museum.

Wahoo… This is so feasible!!!

So these were few of the advantages of a digital membership card over the plastic card. There are many others which I haven’t covered here. If you are a museum and facing any challenges, then talk to our expert who would guide you-why you should opt for a digital membership card for your members that comes with a number of perks. Don’t just on the words, feel free to reach us.

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How can an app reduce teacher’s workload in the museums?

‘Teaching with the help of technology means, enhancing the techniques of learning.’

Over the past few decades, there has been an immense influence of technology on education. Education was once equated with money, but now the things have changed.

‘Teaching with the help of technology means, enhancing the techniques of learning.’

Over the past few decades, there has been an immense influence of technology on education. Education was once equated with money, but now the things have changed. Earlier the teachers had to face challenges to manage the each student’s activity. But with Teacher app, education is no more like a dream but it has been made possible for the teachers to manage all the tasks related to the students. The app is exciting and fun to go. Please Continue to read more…..

The apps developed at MuseumAnywhere are custom built. The solution is mainly targeted for the school groups where the teacher can put in student lists, assign chaperones and many features that we will be discussing below.

  • The apps are built with CMS (Content Management System), which means you can easily make the content changes in the app whenever you want.
  • With students belonging to all age groups, you can create experiences accordingly depending on the difficulty levels.
  • Teachers can manage all the tasks right from the dashboards.
  • Teachers can assign chaperones to the students where they can have access to the dashboard to get the basic and required details of the student.
  • An itinerary can be created for the tour within the app based on the interest.
  • Student’s permission slip, ICE numbers, medication, spending money can easily be tracked.
  • The assigned Chaperones can view the dashboard with ICE numbers, allergies, medication of the students in the groups.
  • As we all know how gamification excited the students, so our solution does have the gamification feature that makes learning fun.
  • How about a reward system? You students so love being rewarded for their performance. Isn’t it? You can generate virtual trophies and paper certificates for each group within the app. This is going to be a motivational factor for the students.

So this was all about how a teacher app can make the tasks easier without falling into the pit of hassles. If you too have been looking for any such option, then I hope your search is over. Get in touch with our expert who would tell you in a more detailed way.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com
Call: 703.652.6630