Icelandic Locatify has announced their latest innovation, the Automatic Museum Guide. The app senses signals from Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and calculates where a visitor is located within a museum using triangulation.
The app’s revolutionary technology displays a blue GPS dot indicating a visitor’s location on a map both indoors and outdoors. Exhibit narration also starts automatically at the right place without any effort on the visitor’s behalf.
All content for the Automatic Museum Guide is created in Locatify’s CMS. Treasure-hunt games can be made for indoor-use as well, to support museums’ educational programs and other purposes in an indoor environment.
Check out a video the shows how the Automatic Museum Guide is used at the Eldheimar Museum in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland along with the Automatic Tourist Guide:
Locatify also created TurfHunt, a treasure-hunt game app and CMS where users create their own games, with support from the Nordic Game Program in 2011. Many teachers and students in the Nordic countries are currently using the technology to create and play interactive location-based games.