Visitors to Plas Glyn-y-Weddw arts centre in Llanbedrog will now be able to download an app which serves as their very own visitor guide. The app is a result of a partnership with Cwmni Da Digidol, to develop a service using a new technology called iBeacons.
iBeacons are small transmitters which send a signal to any smartphone or tablet which is running the Plas Glyn-y-Weddw app. An iBeacon has been placed in each exhibition room within the historic mansion. As users enter each room, their device will play a relevant audio clip written and narrated by local historian, John Dilwyn Williams. They can also read more in depth information and view images from the PGYW archive.
“We have been looking at ways to improve the interpretation of the history of this fantastic venue”, said Gwyn Jones, Director of Plas Glyn y Weddw. “When we heard about iBeacons, they seemed like the ideal technology to deliver specific content to our visitors. We’re delighted with the final application.”
The bilingual app is the final outcome of a three-part project which also saw Cwmni Da Digidol produce iBeacon pilots for an exhibition by the artist Di Metcalfe, and for students at Coleg Llandrillo Menai. The projects were supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in Wales – Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales
Download the app