We receive a lot of inquiries about using Whitepoint as a guided walking tour app in everything from cemeteries to towns. Recently, some inquiries got us thinking about frequently asked questions and additional possibilities for these use. That means it’s time to tackle the subject of guided walking tours.
Bumps In The Road When Building A Guided Walking Tour
First off, guided walking tours – whether across a city or outdoor exhibit – pose a number of problems that Whitepoint naturally addresses.
Tour Guides and Interactivity
A guided walking tour app can tell visitors where to start and the significance of those quaint storefronts.
Tour guides aren’t always available for guided walking tours, and you want to deliver a lot of information. At the same time, you don’t want to bore people – you want them to be able to access the information they want when they want it.
Lots of signage and brochures – which you’ll have to update and print over again – aren’t necessary. The key is interactivity, which gives your audience the flexibility to discover the information they’re looking for. The Whitepoint framework provides ample opportunity to share lots of information, pictures, and even links to more information.
Guided walking tours are by their very nature mobile. Most of your audience – or at least a member of the group with which they’re traveling – is already carrying a mobile device. Why not use that to deliver an interactive presentation?
Whitepoint offers an iOS and Android app already available for free download to access your guided walking tour presentation.
What About Kiosks?
Kiosks can be a great solution for a guided walking tour. In this scenario, a tablet or similar device is available and acts as a kiosk at each stop. You may or may not decide to encourage visitors to access the tour information using their own devices.
You could also issue your own devices for visitors to use. In both of these scenarios, Whitepoint helps you manage and deliver your guided walking tour content.
Frequently Asked Questions For Guided Walking Tours
Here are some of the questions we’ve received regarding Whitepoint as a guided walking tour app:
Whitepoint’s tour content is divided into three types: Scapes, scenes, and whitepoints. How do these types of content play into my guided walking tour?
“Scape” is essentially our word for tour. Therefore, your scape may be of a historic district or home. Scenes could represent portions of your tour – such as streets of a district or rooms in a home.
Whitepoints are like data points. You share a dedicated image, text, and links for more information about a specific thing or aspect of something. They can be specific stops along a street or important aspects of a room, such as furniture or portraits.
Almost anything can be a scape as well. So, the home that is a whitepoint in a larger scape of a historic district, might deserve it’s own separate scape too.
What if I have lots of images I would like to use for a single whitepoint?
We suggest choosing the best image for the whitepoint, then you can provide a link to additional images in a Pinterest or Instagram account. To do so, you will use the widget capability available in whitepoints. It’s easy.
How do people download the app and access the guided Walking Tour on their mobile device?
There are several ways, but this method minimizes any potential confusion for your guided walking tour:
- Post stickers that provide a QR code for the free Whitepoint Android and iOS app download.
- In the Whitepoint app, instruct visitors to search for a keyword that describes your guided walking tour, such as “Springfield Homes.”
Do you have other questions about Whitepoint as a guided walking tour app? Or, do you have ideas or examples of a guided walking tour? Please do share below!