Museum Apps Investigated: Availability, Content and Popularity
Keywords:mobile technology, mobile apps, ICT in museums, software for visitors
The widespread proliferation of smartphones allows the museums of the world to provide their visitors with mobile applications (hence referred to as apps) which not only offer a convenient and usually cost-effective alternative to traditional means of passing information to visitors, but also make feasible new forms of interaction with visitors. In this paper, we draw a snapshot of the current situation in this area by reporting the results of a survey comprising 100 apps dedicated for museum visitors, analysed with regard to their availability, content and popularity.
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