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Frasan – Tiree Heritage App

  1. mobile access to island heritage Dr John Holliday (chair, An Iodhlann) Janet Bowler (archivist) Mark Vale (director CIT & developer) Alan Dix (interaction design, semweb & Tiree Tech Wave)
  2. An Iodhlann Tiree Historical Centre founded 1992 housed in old ‘reading room’ staffed by volunteers and P/T archivist 12,000 catalogued items maps, land records, photos, audio tapes, ...
  3. An Iodhlann – online! main website catalogue online special site tireeplacenames
  4. cultural heritage problem information at An Iodhlann not on the ground in the island 20,000 summer visitors to Tiree only ~ 1000 pa enter An Iodhlann ... and demographic ... mature ...
  5. idea! ... mobile access better availability for those who already visit An Iodhlann offer information to people, where they are, on the ground new availability for those who don’t esp. younger! attract fresh visitors into An Iodhlann
  6. challenges ... density of visitors Edinburgh Castle Tiree crowds => no special installations no guides on the ground
  7. challenges ... mobile signal! cannot stream data => downloaded app => limited content good news – no hills, no buildings => GPS good 
  8. so ...
  9. HTML5 off-line app – platform independent data-driven – for extensibility and external use launched 16th March 2013
  10. pains – HTML5 not what it says on the box – existing data not as clean as we thought joys – change of practice in archiving – geocode all => change in existing web presence – offline maps and wonky maps – customisation e.g., Tiree Wave Classic, Tiree Tech Wave I hate sometimes ...
  11. plus … first season – 1889 downloads – 20% increase in An Iodhlann footfall – doubled website traffic – Tiree Memories Facebook group
  12. more information Frasan app: Tiree Tech Wave