Tristan Interactive Launches Free Canadian Museum of Civilization App

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Tristan Interactive has been on BlackBerryCool before, with its CEO Chris McLaren talking with Rob Woodbridge about the company that is partnering with museums and galleries to build custom tour environments that go far beyond the typical self-guided tours. The company has made a pretty awesome announcement that it has partnered with the Canadian Museum of Civilization to introduce an innovative BlackBerry app for potential and current visitors.

On top of being an excellent audioguide for the museum, Tristan’s app gives users access to interactive floor maps, a calendar of events and information about hours of operation, admission fees and public services. The Museum of Civilization’s app is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, and is available in both official languages.

Other features include:

  • Automatic updates about new Museum programs and exhibitions.
  • Two audioguides, which were previously accessible only on Museum-supplied headsets.
  • Access to guides for Canada Hall, which relays the history of Canada from year 1000 to the present and the First Peoples Hall, which shares with listeners how Canada’s First Peoples shaped our country as we now know it.

Head over to App World and download the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s BlackBerry App.

  • http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/1111 Eric at Ebscer

    I expect apps like this to be very popular for museums and any other attraction (historic places, zoos) that have self guided tours…

  • http://www.juncanoo.com Kunle

    This is great news for the space – there are several players currently focused on cultural institutions aside from Tristan Interactive, including Toura Mobile (http://www.toura.com), uGuideme (http://www.uguideme.com) focused on tours in general with an official/unofficial guide hybrid model, goExplore (http://www.barzadventures.com), nousguide (http://www.nousguide.com) and Juncanoo with the eXhibit Platform (http://www.juncanoo.com). All these other players are already on the iPhone, and Tristan Interactive is already on the iPhone and blackberry with a custom app for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and Juncanoo is live on the iPhone, mobile web, and with traditional cellphone guides hosting content for more than 5 museums, and iPhone and android versions expected soon.

    Great time to be in the space – but most importantly, great time to be a cultural institution or traveler!!

  • http://www.juncanoo.com Kunle

    This is great news for the space – there are several players currently focused on cultural institutions aside from Tristan Interactive, including Toura Mobile (http://www.toura.com), uGuideme (http://www.uguideme.com) focused on tours in general with an official/unofficial guide hybrid model, goExplore (http://www.barzadventures.com), nousguide (http://www.nousguide.com) and Juncanoo with the eXhibit Platform (http://www.juncanoo.com). All these other players are already on the iPhone, and Tristan Interactive is already on the iPhone and blackberry with a custom app for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and Juncanoo is live on the iPhone, mobile web, and with traditional cellphone guides hosting content for more than 5 museums, and iPhone and android versions expected soon.

    Great time to be in the space – but most importantly, great time to be a cultural institution or traveler!!