The American Museum of Natural History, through their Explorer app, are regarded as being among the original pacesetters in enhancing awareness of the use of GPS location technology in an indoor setting, through providing in-depth navigation capabilities within the largest of buildings.
With the Museum’s Explorer 2.0 version, currently in an advanced stage of development, projections are that its increased capability will be able to provide a dramatically re-imagined on and off-site experiential guide to the museum.
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The new app is being designed and produced in order to provide museum visitors with a powerful tool that will enable them to experience facets of the museum in novel ways including the ability to map out personalized tours, capturing and sharing their favorite exhibits, objects, and the many concepts of the museum.
The updated version will also be capable of providing crucial visitor amenities, among them ticket reservations, mapping, and exhibit information.
Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History was quick to applaud Bloomberg Philanthropies‘ for their extraordinary support in helping to provide cutting edge technology that will build bridges between the public and cultural institutions, ” “We are thrilled to build on the Explorer app and use the latest technology to empower visitors to create a unique experience that integrates the physical and digital aspects of visiting and enjoying the Museum.” Ms. Futter summed up.
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts.