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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery features iBeacon ‘soundscape’ as part of new exhibition

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Today sees the launch of an exciting new exhibition at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Derbyshire, UK, lead by artist Debbie Adele Cooper. The Fragility of Memory exhibition features an interactive audio soundscape which visitors can listen to using an iBeacon app on their mobile devices. Debbie has wanted to create a digital soundscape for an exhibition for some time, but has found it difficult to find suitable technology to achieve this successfully.  However, after trying the audio tour mobile app at Leicester castle, which was created using Locly…read more

Leicester Castle tells its story using Locly and iBeacon

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The history of Leicester Castle is being explained through a new phone app. Visitors to the castle can use their own smartphones or tablets to unlock information about the historic site – parts of which date back to the 11th Century. Part of a project called ‘Leicester Castle Tells its Story’, the app uses iBeacon devices to help visitors uncover facts related to key locations around the castle, including its time as a royal fortress for Richard III and famous trails as a law court. The app has been created…read more