Lithuanian Sea Museum Guide

An interactive museum audio and video guide mobile application based on educational games and challenges built for fun and beneficial time spent in Lithuanian Sea Museum.
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About the project


Main features of the App

  • Content of the app is controlled through a Content Management System (CMS), this way the museum staff can create and update infinite “stories”.
  • Stories are downloaded on the fly while using the mobile application in the museum.
  • Interactive / gamified steps – taking pictures, solving puzzles, timed tasks.
  • Multilingual support of the application’s content.
  • PDF generation at the end of the story (downloadable keepsake stored server-side).
  • iOS and Android support, mobile + tablet.
  • Embedded analytics.

The process of creating the App

The client wanted to build a platform that could allow interactive tours throughout the museum. Initial specification called for three separate tours, a multilingual app for Android + iOS, Content management system to control the content, and general guidelines.

We worked with the client to build the wireframes and develop the specifications further so that both our developers and the  client would have a clear picture of what would be developed.

UX and UI was developed, and an artist for illustrations was sourced to create a cohesive application aimed at the clients target audience.

As the user would have to take multiple pictures and perform other tasks during the tour, a stylized printable pdf “book” would be generated  and available for the visitor to download; We also sourced the designs and illustrations for these user books.

With no technical team nor dedicated hardware on the client’s side, Vilantis took care of all technical details – from developing and publishing the application to app stores, to also setting up and deploying the backend server application that would manage content, generate pdf books and store them in securely in the cloud for users to download.

To allow the client to use the platform without any further developer involvement, an admin interface was created and the client’s staff were trained on it’s usage to create or adjust any of the interactive stories (a visual drag-and-drop step builder that allows to input any text/audio/video content to create linear stories with additional interactive tasks).

Additionally, per clients request, we embedded google analytics into the application itself so that they could use their preferred metrics tool, and added a file storage management tool to allow them to recover any “lost books” for visitors.

Using the App

In Lithuanian Sea Museum you can get to know Lithuanian sea world in a smart and fun way!

You can download a free mobile app for your iPad, iPhone or Android device from Apple App Store as well as from Google Play Store and use it while discovering the exhibits in the museum.

Choose a language and one of three available virtual guides: Captain Liudvė, Sailor’s son Marius or a ship’s rat named Žožo.

Travel with Captain Liudvė if you are all about the facts.
Choose Sailor’s son Marius as a guide if you love inspiring stories.
If action is what you seek – a ship’s rat Žožo is the best companion for you!

Follow the guide and learn more about the sea, Lithuania and it’s history.

Lithuanian Sea Museum Guide is a mobile application based on educational games, challenges and guides built for fun and beneficial time spent in Lithuanian Sea Museum.


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