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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

iBeacons Reveal Hidden Fairies at Castell Coch

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We’re delighted to tell you about a delightful iBeacon project we’ve been working on with Mint Motion for the existing Cadw app. Using the Locly Native platform, Mint Motion have created an iBeacon augmented reality game for visitors to play at Cadw’s very own fairytale castle Castell Coch. The game has been added as a new collection to the existing Cadw app which was also built using our platform. This new game uses Locly Native’s Discovery Grid card type – which is typically used for proximity/beacon treasure hunts –  but with the addition of a new augmented reality (AR) style camera…read more

New Feature: Introducing ‘Bookmarks’ for your Locly Native app

Posted by in Locly Native Tutorials, News & Tech

New to Locly Native this week is ‘Bookmarks’.  This feature lets users to save their favourite cards and collections in your app and refer back to them at anytime. Requested by many Locly Native users, we hope this new feature will be useful for most app projects – especially those with a lot of content. Adding the new Bookmarks feature to your app couldn’t be easier and here’s how you do it in 2 simple steps: 1. Add a Bookmark icon Go to any Collection or Card and look for ‘Show Bookmark Tool’ in the top-right hand…read more

New iBeacon Book Featuring Locly Sandbox for Education

Posted by in iBeacon in Education, Locly Sandbox, News & Tech

New on Amazon and iTunes this week is an excellent book ‘iBeacon Projects’ by Locly partner and Apple ADE Joe Moretti. Joe has over 30 years’ teaching experience directly in the classroom. He has taught in primary, middle, secondary, further education and higher education institutions. Originally a music specialist his role developed during his teaching career to curriculum innovator, IT pedagogist all round guru of innovative technologies. This new book is a comprehensive guide to using iBeacons with iOS devices in schools. iBeacons can enhance any learning space and this book shows you how, giving…read more

10 Great New Features for your Locly Native Proximity App

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We are delighted to announce a bumper release of the Locly Native app and platform this week, which includes some new functionality that will help make your React Native proximity/location app even more awesome than before!  So without further ado, lets take a look at some of the fantastic features now included in our standard app template: 1. Full Screen Images You can now tap on any image in a card to go full screen. The user can then pinch and zoom to look at the image more closely, which is…read more

First ever beacon on a Dragon!

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Following the recent launch of the new Cadw app, with beacon trails for Beaumaris and Raglan Castles, the latest beacon device to be setup must be the most inspired so far! Cadw have already placed a beacon in an old medieval toilet on the Beaumaris Castle digital trail, but now one has appeared inside a dragon’s head! Cadw Heritage Interpretation Manager Erin Lloyd Jones explains more on her blog: “You may have heard that I have recently been microchipping a dragon… And here is the proof! The ‘microchip’ I have inserted inside its nose is…read more

Locly Native: New App Builder for Android & iOS

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We’ve recently updated our website to reflect some changes in the Locly platform, namely the launch of Locly Native, our new easy-to-use app-builder platform with GPS, beacon and Physical Web support. The existing Locly platform has been renamed Locly Sandbox, and remains focused on enabling educators/trainers to deliver in-the-moment content to iPads using iBeacon devices. We are hugely excited about Locly Native.  It’s perfect for anyone wanting to easily create a mobile app for Android and iOs with location and proximity support – iBeacon, Eddystone, Physical Web and GPS.  The platform uses React…read more

Top 10 Questions on Beacons & iBeacon

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Having just spent a brilliant week at a technology trade show (ISTE 2015) demonstrating beacons to educators, app builders, software vendors, business owners, bloggers, etc… we thought we’d put together a summary of the most frequently asked questions at our booth. So here, in no particular order, are our Top 10 Questions about beacons & iBeacon: 1. How do beacons work and what is iBeacon? Beacons are typically small battery powered devices that continually send out a Bluetooth signal which is picked up by an app on a nearby mobile…read more

New Locly Platform Release: More Great Features for iBeacon!

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The Locly development team have been very busy working flat out to make creating and sharing great content using iBeacon even easier. So whether you want to automatically play background audio when nearby a beacon, or set up groups for private content editing and sharing via beacons, there’s lots of new features for you to explore with the latest version of Locly online and Locly app. Here are just a few of them:

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