Build Engaging Mobile Apps and Games for Your Awesome Museum

OnCell has been an excellent partner with The Strong. They helped us customize our mobile app to provide an enhanced museum experience that serves a growing audience of adults coming from destinations worldwide. Using the OnCell app builder is very easy and the team at OnCell is always helpful.

-Allison McGrath, Director of Digital Media Services, The Strong National Museum of Play

  • Guide Your Visitors

    Add interactive maps of your museum to help visitors find the exhibits they’re excited about. GPS-enabled maps can also be added for outdoor points of interest.

  • Be Location Aware

    Use proximity beacons indoors to create a interactive experience for your visitors as they move within the museum.

  • Provide the Most Current Information

    OnCell provides a unique web app that is updated in real time. Your museum app is never stale; if an exhibit changes or moves, updates to the app are in real time.

  • Expand Your Museum Tour Options

    Provide your visitors with beautiful custom maps, photos, videos, audio, and other opportunities to interact with exhibits at their own pace.

  • Gather Valuable Data

    OnCell mobile tour apps deliver valuable real-time analytics about your visitors and allow you to create museum visitor surveys for immediate feedback.

  • Cut Down on Equipment Expenses

    Remove the burden of keeping museum audio tour equipment on hand by providing cell phone tours. Take advantage of the technology that your visitors are already carrying.

  • Tackle Accessibility

    OnCell mobile tour apps work with accessibility options on most devices for the visually- and hearing-impaired. Learn more.

  • Grow Your App Over Time

    Build on a flexible platform–with OnCell you can add multiple languages, create interactive images, match your organization's brand, or add a game or scavenger hunt component to your app.

You choose whether to offer your app on the web, Apple or Google Play stores. So many options. Something for everyone.

Ready to get started? Try our tour builder for free or get in touch!

Customer App Examples

The Amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City, New York

To celebrate the reopening of their American Wing, the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art teamed up with Green Door Labs and OnCell to develop an interactive mobile game called "Murder at the Met: An American Art Mystery". The smartphone app leads visitors on an investigative journey through the Museum. 

In the game, the mysterious Madame X has been murdered! Sleuths must use their smartphones to explore museum objects and interview suspects and witnesses to discover who the killer was, the weapon that was used, where she was murdered, and why. 

This game is an amazing example of the flexibility and power of the OnCell mobile platform. The app won a 2013 Bronze Muse Award in the Games and Augmented Reality category.

Nevada State Museums

Las Vegas, Nevada

Created to enhance your visitor experience at the Nevada State Museum, this guide helps tell the stories of Nevada's rich heritage. Exhibits and artifacts throughout the museum are featured and are accompanied by audio commentary and transcriptions.

The app also allows users to locate other museums managed by the state of Nevada. It will soon feature tours for those destinations, including, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Nevada Historical Society, and The Lost City Museum. The app features a custom theme design.

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Palm Beach, Florida

When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum.

This official app features a complete audio guide, which includes photos. Visitors can take the full sequential tour or locate points of interest through interactive floor maps or by using the keypad.

Canadian Museum of Nature

The "Nature Trek" app at the Canadian Museum of Nature is designed specifically to engage young visitors. In this creative app, users are encouraged to explore this science museum by themes such as “Gross”, “Bizarre”, or “Ugly”.

The app contains candid video interviews with museum curators and staff – and even includes a “Highlight Tour” of staff favorites around the museum. The app is offered in both French and English.