It’s Sherlock Holmes on the phone!

Photo Credit @ Lee Ryda Not really, but it’s as close it is gets. London and Manchester launched their eagerly awaited Talking Statues initiative today injecting life (or speech rather) into over 35 statues throughout the cities. Once in front of one of these statues, you can either scan a QR code, type in a…

QR codes. Dead or alive?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone over the past 3-4 years, the chances are that you have come across QR codes in some place or other. These are the ugly (some say beautiful!) little (sometimes large!) black and white chequered patterned squares that appear in our magazines, on advertisements in our supermarkets and just…

Cheque this out!

They’ve been out of fashion for some time now but the digital age is about to breathe new life into the dusty old cheque book. (For further inforamtion, please see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/) Cheques are sometimes a little inconvenient these days as they have to be paid in over the counter at a bank of course. However,…

Digital Bridgend Seminar: The Porthcawl Digital Tourism Jam 17th July 2014

‘As smart as their smartphones?’ A free digital tourism seminar for the tourism industry @Trecco Bay, Porthcawl Thursday 17th July 2014 10.00am-4.00pm Visitors are today getting smarter. There has been an unprecedented growth in the use of smartphones and increasingly people are using their devices for interpretation and information provision during their holidays. This event…

Request for Photographs of the Past

Those who attend the regular Bridgend Heritage Steering Group will know that the planned Digital Bridgend smartphone application will be heavily utilising Augmented Reality (see our earlier post, what is augmented reality?). You will also be aware that one of the features of the app will be its ability to overlay actual scenes in the…