Expansion of Museum’s Mobile App Service
- Automatic Museum Guide for Smartphone Users -
From Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the National Museum of Korea expands the App Service, "Automatic Museum Guide at the National Museums", which plays automatic exhibit guide with narration and images through smart phones in four languages such as Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.
By using beacon, which is a short distance communication technology, it automatically detects where the user is located. The app then plays the automated guide with images of the exhibits around them, and provides live streaming service.
Since launching the exhibition information app service on January 19, 2016, the museum has created a virtual experience menu using the latest information technology (ICT) in the newly provided app service. The contents are made up of augmented reality, experiential animation and high-quality magnifying glass in order to help visitors understand and enjoy the exhibits. After viewing, visitors can check the contents of the exhibits by unraveling the quiz.
The App service is currently available at the National Museum of Korea and its affiliated National Museums in Gyeongju and Gwangju. Regional museums close to the smartphone user will be given priority to be directed; the services are available on Android (V.4.4), iPhone (V9.2 / 5s) and the above devices.
Automatic Museum Guide service at the National Museums is a leading project in culture and tourism fields that was promoted through the collaboration with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. By the end of this year, it plans to expand the service further to five national museums nationwide.
Attached: Application screen