In the modern world, museums are facing a threat of lack of visitors. Modern technologies offer people easy and competitive ways of education and leisure activities and to also combine learning with entertaining experience. To face these challenges, the Department of National Museums has realized that they need to switch from static traditional way of exhibits presentation into modern technological way.The main objective of the project was to develop an Android/iOS based application which virtually put museums to a visitor’s fingertips. This application will provide visitors not only rich contents but also interactive presentation of the museum’s artifacts.
The solution developed for the Sri Lanka Museums has following functionalities: Content module (Text, Voice and Photos), Indoor Positioning System, Social Connect and Sharing and AR viewer. The App can be further improved by integrating new museums and Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) features to enhance the interactivity.
This is a content rich app that acts as a mobile guide for visitors to Museums in Sri Lanka. It has a floor plan for easy navigation and its innovative features and functions allow users to view and identify exhibits via the scanning of the bar code, entering the code or through the augmented reality function. Users can use the voice or text function to obtain the background of the exhibit. It is a very handy tool for visitors to the museum.