Longtime New York-based digital signage design and solution shop Show And Tell has put together a smartphone app for iOS or Android that allows digital signage nerds and newbies to get a guided tour of many of the best installations in the city.
The free Digital Design Tour app provides location mapping, visuals and details about a pile of installs around NYC, and NOT just the ones Show and Tell has had some part in.
Says the company:
Created for designers, visual merchandisers, technologists and architects who work in the environmental design industry, this app will guide visitors around New York City in an interactive tour to visit the best and brightest installations that focus on beautiful, dynamic and interactive digital displays.
The app, says the firm, includes:
- 360 VR, Videos and Photos of landmark must-see digital installation locations;
- Social links to send your status to Facebook and Twitter;
- Augmented Reality – see tour info superimposed on the actual locations;
- Step Counter – track your progress as you travel among sites;
- GPS Beacons for special surprises.
The fully automated self guided tour allows you to start and stop the ‘free roam’ tour wherever you like. Pick and choose to see the sights that interest you or go big and travel to all the stops – over 30 places of interest covering 8+ miles of New York City.
Clever. I know when I go to NYC for trade shows and conferences I try to plan in some time to do a walk and have a look at new installations, and that usually involves putting some notes on my phone with names and rough locations (and subway stops).
Show and Tell president Phil Lenger – the upcoming guest this week on 16:9 Podcasts – told me NYC is the first, but there are plans to do guides for some other cities – presumably London, Las Vegas and I’d suggest Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.