Our hybrid mobile app for iOS and Android helps visitors make the most of their visit to the Victoria Gallery & Museum, the iconic redbrick centrepiece of the University of Liverpool campus.
The app allows you to interact with many of the building's features, revealing the rich history of the Victoria Building that was built in 1892, thanks to BLE beacon integration.
Using beacon proximity sensors, the app will suggest points of interest as you move around the building - although the app works just as well from home, allowing you to explore all 3 floors of the VG&M that are open to the public, as well as some behind-the-scenes gems that are usually off limits.
The app includes:
- Location-based recommended points of interest
- Interactive building floor plans
- History of the building including photographs, video & audio clips
- Choose between a text based or audio guided tour of the building
The majority of interface design and front-end development was carried out by Matt Smith, with back-end development by John Gilbertson, although I contributed some front-end code, along with floor plans designed in Illustrator, and CMS integration for data delivery that allows dynamic updating of the app’s content without needing to download a new version.