October marks the launch of our innovative mobile app that allows visitors at the Royal Ontario Museum to “open the case” and interact directly with its incredible artifacts and specimens. It will be available free for iOS and Android.
The app allows museum visitors to make discoveries using Scopify’s 13 different scopes and then learn what those discoveries tell us about the world. Museum visitors can now animate a dodo, x-ray a cat mummy, or make a dino come to life with the world’s first Scopify™ smartphone app. ScopifyROM puts digital tools similar to those used by curators and scientists into visitors’ hands.
The inspiration for the app came when Executive Producer Robert Lang checked out mobile apps at museums all over the world when making the hit TV series, Museum Secrets.
“Many museums worldwide are trying to engage their visitors using mobile devices, but few have succeeded.” says Robert Lang. “Some are too complicated, others focus the visitor’s attention away from the museum itself and into the screen. We wanted Scopify to enhance the experience of being in a museum by converting the mobile device into a set of tools that allows the visitor to interact with museum objects in real-time.”
ScopifyROM is fun and informative, appealing to museum-goers of all ages who want access to some of the tools that museum curators use behind the scenes. It has been an exciting challenge to produce an app that will allow visitors a museum experience unlike any before.
ScopifyROM was made possible with the support and participation of OMDC, and developed with the participation of Bell Fund, Ryerson University, RTA Transmedia Centre, the Government of Canada and Ontario Centres of Excellence.
Stay tuned for more news about the app!
– Amanda @ Kensingtontv.com, Social Media Manager