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Otocast provides a platform for mobile audio guides

Otocast guides facilitate discovery of recommended “points of interest” in any geography and encourage exploration of the surrounding area, which in turn increases engagement and benefits local businesses and economy.

The initial version app was created for a public art exhibition held in honor of the bicentennial celebration in Ossining, NY. Called “Ossining in 3D”, the app received rave reviews from the town officials, the participating artists, the local business community, and of course the visitors.

Subsequent to the Ossining implementation, the current “platform” version of the app was developed, to allow various tours from multiple locations to co-exist within a single application.

It’s like having a personal tour guide with you at all times!

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The Otocast app is currently being used around the country (and beyond) to let people access over 1,900 points of interest across almost 100 guides (with more on the way), for public art, historic sites, murals, landmarks, architecture, monuments, and other points-of-interest that get people more engaged with their surroundings, encourage exploration, and spend more time enjoying the area.  There has also been more interest in using the app for scavenger hunts, education, games, arts/culture, history, general interest – any area you wish.  The guides sort themselves based on location, so using it in your area will show your guide at the top of the list, with other nearby guides following.  Similarly, people using the app in other locations will also be made aware of your content, regardless of where they are.

Our customers range from CVBs to BIDS to arts councils to anyone that wants to attract and engage visitors.  The app is your “friend” in the area who can explain what you’re looking at to provide greater insight and understanding.

“Otocast has provided an opportunity for Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park to be more interactive. Our guest can get the artist’s (or artist representative) story behind the sculpture. Whether it is a story of how the piece came about or the inspiration for the piece.

Shaun Higgins , Director of Park Operations, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

“The Norwalk Arts Commission is excited about the ways Otocast has helped us further our goal of engaging the community with our cultural assets.”

Susan Wallerstein, Chairperson, Norwalk Arts Commission

“The Downtown Partnership’s Art on the Streets program has been around for two decades, but we’re reaching the public in exciting and unprecedented ways thanks to Otocast. Creating an immersive self-directed experience around our public art program has opened up new creative possibilities for growing our cultural offerings as a whole, and our brainstorming has gotten a valuable boost from the feedback and metrics provided by Otocast. They have been a delight to work with, offering excellent, personal customer service and directing our attention to ideas and synergies we would not otherwise have been able to incorporate in our programming. We appreciate his attention to detail and his passion for our mission, and his product is attractive and easy-to-use. We highly recommend Otocast!”

Claire Swinford, Urban Engagement Manager, Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs

“Implementing Otocast for our Frisco Arts Walk was one of the best decisions we made, which we believe largely contributed to the overall success of the citywide event.  Everyone (adults and children) loved the intuitive nature of the app, that it was location aware and also had pictures of the art.  It was very special to hear actual artists share about their work as well.  We also added feature locations of our event, such as the community stage, food trucks, and kids area to help people navigate around the area.  The app was such a hit that the HALL Group has adopted Otocast for its entire outdoor collection of art at HALL Park.  Eric was a consummate professional, and even though we were planning together from NY and TX, he was always very available for meetings and conference calls to help us get everything ready.  We are looking forward to working with him again this year!”

Tammy Meinershagen, Executive Director , Frisco Arts