In modern times, if there is one thing that comes to mind first as the jaw dropping platform that has solely changed the whole essence of museum experience for museum lovers throughout the world, it is nothing other than today’s social applications or apps and their progress through the smart phone network. However awkward it might sound at first, it is absolutely no secret that mobile applications through the scope of its advanced technology, have contributed to the development of museums since 1952, when for the very first time, an audio tour was provided at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Various kinds of museum development applications have been introduced by museums in ample quantities since the audio tour was first introduced in the history of museum development. Podcasts are the most significant mobile media that that have been published as a reading content. Other than that, many other downloadable media content has been provided by the museums for the public eye and knowledge, such as PDFS and E-Books. More than thousands of museums across the globe have taken the initiative to supply such downloadable content through various applications that can be either purchased or also downloaded free-of-charge from the web.
For the sake of convenience, nowadays museum guides always seem to posses a museum app that enables them to effectively guide the tourists and the visitors. Almost each and every museum visitor has mobile tour technology up their sleeves. This helps a museum guide to entertain them with essential information regarding the history, statistics and culture of the museum. Almost all the museum development applications that are found on the web provide a visitor with multimedia tours that they can access from any kind of smart phone. Hence, it reduces the dilemma of a guide and adds to unquestionable experience.
Various Museum Development Apps consist of interactive maps that enable the museum guides to help the visitors to find the latter’s interested exhibits. Moreover, it often happens that the visitors tend to get lost or mix up the entry and exit routes; even under such circumstances, the presence of interactive maps provides the guide with an immediate solution that is not only effective but also an embodiment of personal satisfaction. In fact, the presence of proximity beacons in such museum development apps allows the guide to offer an interactive environment to the visitors, thus offering some sort of location awareness.
The most interesting feature about these Museum Development Apps is that they are updated on a regular basis, which means any sort of change that has taken place in the museum overnight happens to be the reason for such regular updates. As a result, if there is any sort of movement undergone by any exhibit in the museum, that change in environment is effected to the application in just a few moments. What is even more interesting is that most of these Museum Development Apps perform with accessibility features, for the sole priority of the visually and hearing disabled people.