I first heard of Guide Me Tours when I met up for a bit of Museum Hopping (as you do) with Clare from Intermezzo Arts. She explained how it was a win/win situation as museums didn’t pay a thing but turned a profit.
Pardon? Nothing is free without an asterisk.
But it’s truly a genuine business model that provides a free app to museums, galleries … any cultural venue and turns it into profit. While I had the day with Clare and had the opportunity to ask question after question (looking for the asterisk and loophole), I felt a Guest Blog for her to explain it would be best.
Tags: app, Guest Blog, Museum
May 21st, 2012Culture
I recently attended my second London Ambassador training day in London recently. One of the areas we touched based on was apps that could help us while we were on duty. This was when I was first introduced to Hailo Cab – an app to help you hail a cab in London.Tags: app, review
May 7th, 2012Culture
Britain Tate Quiz Trail is a new app from The Connected Set Ltd on behalf on Tate Britain which is free to download. The objective is simple: choose a category from the three available, choose a level and answer 10 multiple choice questions. You receive 10 points for answering the question correctly on the first attempt, 5 for second, 0 for third. You can play at Tate, taking about 45-60 minutes to work your way through the gallery, looking at each piece and answering the questions or off location (as I did).Tags: app, review, Tate
May 5th, 2012Culture
The day the Art Fund App was released, I happily and excitedly downloaded it. I happened to be in London that day so I went to the launch at Regent Street Apple Store where Will Gompertiz, BBC Arts Editor talked to contemporary artists Michael Craig-Martin and Mat Collishaw about technology in art (as related to the app). They also talked about Damien Hirst as both work with Damien.Tags: app, ArtFund, National Art Pass, review