Category Archives: Mobile Apps

Try Our New Mobile App

Now you can take your tours of The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, and soon, The Elms, on your own smart device.  The Newport Mansions app, available through your app store for Apple or Android devices, contains the audio tours for each house (including the Family Tour at The Breakers), as well as photos, maps, and… Read More »

Mobile Tour Guide Apps: Custom-Built Apps vs. Platform​-Based Apps

Museums, parks, cities, and visitor attractions that want a mobile app as a tour guide for their attraction have two options: get one custom-built for your needs or use a platform- (or template -) based service. Both options have their pros and cons. Both options create a tour guide app that your visitors download onto… Read More »

Who Wins? Mobile Apps vs. Mobile-Friendly Websites

In the past few years, the museum and tourism industry has “gone mobile” in two different ways: mobile-friendly websites and downloadable mobile apps. What is the difference, and which one is the better choice? Mobile-friendly websites are still websites — they’ve just been adapted to look and function better on a smartphone or tablet. Mobile apps… Read More »