Gardens by the Bay Launches Its First Mobile App


Have you downloaded the new Gardens by the Bay Mobile App yet? It's now available for free download via iTunes and Google Play! What are you waiting for? The app is very user friendly, packed with useful information, and comes with fun and educational games for folks of all ages. I will blog about our personal hands on experience in trying the app soon.

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Here's the official press release:

GARDENS BY THE BAY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST MOBILE APP TO CONNECT VISITORS WITH NATURE THROUGH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ support makes Gardens by the Bay the latest cultural institution in Asia to be included in Bloomberg Connects Program

Gardens by the Bay, one of the world’s leading horticultural gardens, today announced the launch of its first mobile application, designed using cutting-edge technology to enhance visitors’ experiences. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the app will engage and excite visitors through a series of interactive trails, games, educational tools and information about the Gardens’ unique horticulture.

“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve how visitors experience the Gardens,” said Dr Kiat W. Tan, CEO of Gardens by the Bay. “This app seeks to transform the way that visitors interact and engage with the plants on display by harnessing the power of technology to bring to life the stories of nature on their personal mobile devices. We thank Bloomberg Philanthropies for making this meaningful project possible.”

The Gardens by the Bay mobile app will serve as a practical multimedia guide, providing an introduction to the vast collection of plant life throughout the Gardens and explanations of the diverse habitats around the world. Using GPS and way-finding technology, the app will offer an interactive map and encourage visitors to explore hidden locations, earning them virtual rewards for finding these secret spots and completing scavenger-like challenges. Available in five languages – English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Japanese – the app will engage visitors through educational games that reinforce horticultural learning, augmented reality that encourage users to uncover virtual plants, and sharing on social media.

“Gardens by the Bay came up with a really imaginative way to use mobile technology to help more people explore and interact with its exhibits. Its app is a great tool for learning about nature, no matter where you are – and it will make a visit to one of the world's most innovative horticultural gardens even more spectacular,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

The Gardens by the Bay app is now available on both Apple and Android platforms and can be downloaded for free via iTunes and Google Play. Information on the app is available at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/mobileapp.

Gardens by the Bay is the latest cultural institution in Asia to be included in Bloomberg Connects, a global commitment that provides funding for the development of technology to increase access to cultural attractions and enrich visitors’ experiences. In addition, the foundation has provided funding for technology at institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Science Museum in London the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern as well as the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Starting with support for traditional audio guides in 1999, Bloomberg Philanthropies has helped cultural institutions stay current with the latest trends in technology and revolutionize the visitor experience.

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