OnCell worked closely with the Texas Historical Commission on the Texas Time Travel Mobile Tour which initially launched with one tour–African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy. The tour features over 80 points of interest and features immersive audio and video interpretation to tell the stories of the musicians, cowboys, and entrepreneurs who shaped the state. Points of interest can be found in the many cities and towns found within The Lone Star State's expansive 268,000 miles.
The app features a custom theme design which reflects the Texas Historical Commission's official website and print campaigns under the branding Texas Time Travel. Users can find points of interest using location-aware features such as GeoAlerts, where app users receive alerts that they are near a point of interest, and a GPS-map which automatically detects your position and zooms in on the points of interest that are closest to them. Using our App Builder, The Texas Historical Commission can also push out custom push notifications to native app users and alert them to news such as new tours or official events. Since the app was launched, seven additional tours have been added.
Texas Time Travel Mobile Tour received a 2016 Interpretive Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation in the Digital Media category.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Dorchester County, Maryland
This dramatic audio tour leads you along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It takes you through landscapes that Tubman knew as a slave and from which she fled as a young woman. Thousands of slaves escaped bondage in years leading up to the Civil War. What made Tubman remarkable was her repeated returns as a fugitive to rescue family and friends.
Traversing 125 miles along the byway, this extensive guided tour app features written directions, a location-aware GPS map, historic imagery, and over 70 beautifully scripted audio pieces with a wide cast of characters and perspectives.