Cambridge Museum App: historical places and exhibits

Researchers at the University of Waikato, in collaboration with the Cambridge Museum, developed a mobile application based on the Tipple framework. It provides information about historical places in Cambridge and their links to exhibits and stories in the Museum. As a unique feature the app presents the information based on the location of the user: When users come near historical places, the app notifies them that information on a place is available through an audio signal. For many of the places, stories link to Museum exhibits.

App users can learn about the fascinating people and sites of Cambridge and their links with objects that can be found in the Cambridge Museum. Every artefact has an interesting story to tell about the past lives in this beautiful Waikato town. Cambridge residents started collecting items of local historical interest in the late 1800s. In the early years, various collections were held in private homes and put on display. The Cambridge Historical Society operates the Cambridge Museum in the old Courthouse on Victoria Street. The app offers information and pictures of stories, local historical places, and self-guided walks.

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Version 1.0 (launch July 2019)

The initial launch of the app offers information of historical places, stories connected to Museum exhibits, and a tour through the Southside of Cambridge.

The app was designed and implemented by Waikato academics and student programmers; for details contact Annika Hinze ( Special thanks for the design support goes to Nic Vanderschantz.

The app is now available for download at the Google play store (for Android).