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TourSphere Launches Mobile App Generator for Museums & Tourism Destinations(May 17, 2011)
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 17, 2011
TourSphere has announced the launch of its Mobile App Generator, the first completely web-based service allowing museums and tourism destinations to easily build, manage and publish interactive mobile apps for all smartphones and tablet devices.
Until now, only museums and cities with very large budgets could afford a smartphone app, says Rob Pyles, TourSphere CEO. Our Mobile App Generator allows every museum, tourism site, or even local historical socity to build, manage and publish apps affordably. Best of all, the apps are cross-platform - so they work on all smartphones.
Smartphone tour apps are becoming more popular in museums and tourism destinations as visitors abandon traditional audio tours or live tour guides in favor of self-guided mobile tours. Smartphone tour apps can offer visitors information in the form of audio, video or text and can help visitors connect to points of interest by incorporating historic images, dramatic soundscapes and interviews.
TourSphere allows clients to select from a number of pre-defined app designs, create points of interest, and then upload audio, video, images, text and location-aware maps to offer visitors self-guided mobile tours, and other interactive learning experiences. The easy drag-and-drop interface makes it simple for non-technical people to design and build their own app. Museums can also include visitor surveys and interactive games.
Going beyond iPhone and Android apps, TourSphere creates mobile apps that work on any smartphones with a full Internet browser. This is good news for museums and tourism destinations, who often struggle with which mobile platform to build an app for.
Theres no need to choose iPhone or Android when youre building your app, says Pyles. TourSphere apps work on all devices - no matter the size, shape, or operating system - its universal.
While building a typical iPhone app can cost, on average, $20,000 - $35,000, TourSphere is free to sign up and requires no long-term contracts. When museums and cities launch their app, they pay a monthly fee of $399 with the option to add-on iOS or Android native apps for an additional monthly fee. You can sign up and start building your mobile museum tour app for free at http://www.TourSphere.com.
TourSphere is revolutionizing the museum and tourism industry by making smartphone apps accessible to everyone. Its the easiest, most affordable way for museums and tourism sites to build smartphone applications. Our web-based Content Management System allows users to create, publish and manage apps on all smartphones and tablet devices.
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