“...mobile devices - smartphones, tablet computers, portable technology of all sorts - have emerged with unprecedented power to reconnect worlds, recombine media, reconstruct images, and recount observations…” Oppegaard and Griger, The Interrelationships of Mobile Stor...

We’re often asked: “What’s the timeline for creating my app?”. It will differ some depending on the size of the area your app will cover, and how much content you’re putting in it, but we’ve got some guidelines for getting your app up and running in time for your busy...

When we’re starting with new clients we get a lot of the same great questions. How many beacons will I need in my space? How do we create tours? Does the visitor pay to download our app? But almost always, museums express a concern that a mobile app isn’t for their vis...

We had an inspiring and productive week at the Museums and the Web Annual Conference hosted in Cleveland this past weekend. It’s always great to see familiar friends and colleagues and even better to make new ones! Our itinerary this year was jam-packed: we were in the...

What do we mean we say ‘point of interest’? At Encurate, we use the term ‘point of interest’ to mean any thing in your space that you want to highlight and include in your mobile app content. Some points of interest might be:

  • An object or artifact

  • A work of art

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Mobile apps in museums should serve two groups of people: the visitor using the app and the museum providing it. However, if the mobile app doesn’t adequately serve the visitor first, the museum can’t use it to its full potential; including growing their space and maki...

Priceless artifacts aren’t the only invaluable components of museums; volunteers and docents are an irreplaceable force in many of our favorite cultural spaces.   Often these people provide an unforgettable experience for visitors. Their stories and familiarity with ob...

2016 was fast-paced and exciting for the Encurate office: filled with ‘firsts’, new friends and colleagues, and so many huge steps forward in offering our clients the best tools to create their own custom mobile apps!  Here in Chicago, we had a great time releasing the...

“How long do you think it would take for you to saw off someone’s leg?” is one of the push notifications a visitor receives when using the Encurate powered mobile app at The International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL. (Robert Liston, an early Scottish surg...