Mobile Guiding SystemsCordura has strong skills in developing mobile guide systems.
Based on technologies such as GPS, 2D bar codes, RFID or WiFi positioning, Cordura can offer solutions that present information depending on where the user is located. The content of the solutions can be customized to the project - which may, for example. be audio guides (pure sound), smartphone-guides (video, text, sound) or even guides with built-in game items. Guide systems can operate on the user's own smartphones or can be developed for dedicated units provided before use.
Mobile guide systems: Smartphones and 2D barcodes
Sales of smartphones (iPhone, Android) explodes in these years, and it offers new opportunities to digital communication. Previously it has been necessary to optimize websites or applications to a wide variety of mobile standards to affect all users of mobile phones, we can now design systems that are presented nicely on all Smartphones relatively simple. At the same time it has become easier and cheaper to label such points in an exhibition that users can retrieve information from 2D barcodes or QR codes can be linked to a URL to a website and be read by the camera in a Smartphone. It's easy and simple, and cost of production is very limited.
Cordura offers guide systems based on these mobile technologies. We have developed software capable of presenting multimedia on mobile websites by reading 2D barcodes. The content in the solution can be edited in a management system, and also be designed for different tracks targeting different audiences. It is very simple to build bridges between the physical presence of a museum and its digital presentation.
Example case: Danmarks Industrimuseum (danish)
Mobile guide systems: Audio Guide
The traditional audio guide is, despite Smartphones, tablet PCs, etc. still justified, since in many cases it is desirable that users have hands free and not to operate a touchscreen. Cordura has developed audio guides for particular major car dealerships and museums based on positioning the users in a wireless network.
Mobile guide systems: Enhanced interaction and games
In projects that require an enhanced user experience, Cordura offer customized interactive elements. We may develop independent solutions or specialization that can complement a more traditional guide system. Game elements are obviously very projectdependent, but can range from simple quiz games to more complex interactive elements. For example:
- Digital graffiti where users can leave their own contribution by a zone
- Social games where users can compete against each other or collaborate across devices - Digital narratives in which users play a role in a narrative and through assignments, positions, etc.. develops its own history
- Rating, which allows users to evaluate parts of an exhibition.
The possibilities are numerous and not limited to the above. Example case: Naturama National (danish)