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Augmented Reality Book Cover for Locly Partners Monkie

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Take a look at this awesome project by Locly Partners Monkie.  The creative agency used the Locly Native platform to create an amazing Augmented Reality cover for their latest book, ‘Little Outlaws: Robin Hood, Who’s He?’.  The book is a time travelling adventure story from Robin Hood’s Little Outlaws, including Robin the Squirrel, Marian the Rabbit and Tuck the Owl. Readers simply install the book-app on their Android or iOs device, and then hold it over the cover of the book to see it burst into life!! The app also includes additional fun content for little readers…read more

Take an Interactive Journey to the Top of Snowdon

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We’re excited to tell you about an app project we’ve been working on with Snowdon Mountain Railway.  The main aim of the app has been to enhance visitor experience  through an interactive app on the device in their pocket. You can find out more about the app in SMR’s official press release, but there are a few additional features we’d love to highlight – perhaps you could include these in your next app project? Where Am I? Map You can follow your journey up the mountain using a real-time map.  As you travel, a cute little train moves along…read more

Discover the Hidden Treasures of North East Wales

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Have you ever wandered through a place – maybe somewhere new, or even a place you’ve visited many times before – and thought…..”I wish I knew more about this town or landmark!” Well, visitor’s to North East Wales can now use a mobile app to learn more about the history, culture and landscape of this beautiful part of Wales. Cadwyn Clwyd, along with local authorities, have pooled together to develop the North East Wales app that is packed full of information about designated areas within our corner of North Wales. This app is designed…read more

App Reveals Hidden & Forgotten Stories of Bangor City Centre

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Walking Jewish History is a bilingual app created as part of a new project to share the history of Jews in the city of Bangor, from medieval times to the present day. Although very little extant traces of their presence survive, Jewish immigrants to Bangor had a significant impact on the civic, cultural, political and economic life of the city, and it is this hidden history the app aims to uncover. For example, you can follow the story of the Wartski family, who set up their first jewelers shop on Bangor High Street in 1895. To this day, Wartski’s…read more

#ChooseAdventure in North Wales Using the AdMap App

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10 of the best adventure companies in North Wales are working together to promote North Wales as the best place for outdoor adventure tourism in the UK. As part of their promotion they have developed a location-based mobile app for visitors to use on their Android and iOS devices. Explorers in North Wales are encouraged to download the AdMap App to: Find adventures near to their location Learn more about each adventure Discover what other adventures there are nearby The 10 adventure companies involved in the AdMap app are Always Aim High Events, Beacon…read more

Discount Card, What’s On and Town Trail for AberApp

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The busy university tourist town of Aberystwyth now has its own mobile app.  The AberApp has been put together by Advancing Aberystwyth Ar Y Blaen, a business led organisation set up to manage the Business Improvement District for Aberystwyth. The app appeals to everyone –  tourists, locals and students alike as it offers a variety of engaging content including cultural, business, tourist and recreational information. Visitors for example, are encouraged to download the app before their visit to the town, to help plan their itinerary. They can then use it again during their stay to find things…read more

Augmented Reality App Lets Visitors Peek Behind the Scenes at Millennium Centre

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This week we’ve been working on a new app for the Creative Learning team at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. The aim of the ‘Job Safari’ app is to educate visitors on the range of different departments and jobs available at the Centre. The app follows a Scavenger Hunt format, using iBeacons to unlock content, and also includes Locly Native’s latest Augmented Reality feature to take users on a journey behind the scenes. After downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play, users walk around the Millennium Centre foyer to uncover 8 zones, which…read more

Industrial History Meets Virtual Reality in Aargau, Switzerland

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We’re delighted to share with you news of a new mobile app developed using Locly Native by the Museum Aargau in Switzerland. The Museum Aargau’s app, called IndustriekulTOUR Aabach,  brings the industrial heritage of Lenzburg and the surrounding area to life by immersing the visitor in a new dimension of reality.  Users can download the free app to their Android or iOS devices and follow three interactive digital tours. Two of the tours are in Lenzburg and the other in Seon, with further tours currently in development including in Wildegg, which will be available in the…read more

New Destination App for Visitors to Cardigan Town

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Situated on the mouth of the River Teifi in mid-Wales, the historical town of Cardigan is a popular tourist destination. It welcomes thousands of visitors each year from all over the world, who come to explore the historical buildings, attend cultural events and potter around the friendly shops, cafes and galleries. Now, visitors can discover even more about the town’s attractions using a mobile app created by the Town Council and Town Centre Partnership. The app includes a mix of historical, business and recreational information, and users can download it beforehand to help plan their trip, and use it again when in the…read more

Turn your Phone into a Dragon Detector!

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Following on from the recent launch of the iBeacon Fairy Trail, Cadw has added another great proximity Augmented Reality (AR) experience to their existing Locly Native mobile app called ‘Little Dragons’. We’ve been working with Cardiff-based agency Equinox to create the new dragon-themed iBeacon proximity game for visitors to enjoy at 7 castle sites across Wales. The game is slightly different to the Fairy Trail (as described in this blog) as the standard Discovery Grid layout has been replaced with an awesome Dragon Detector (custom HTML 5 card), complete with spinning arrow! After downloading the Cadw app and tapping…read more