Useeum - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Useeum is coded by different developers working at Makeable, an app agency. So, some of the developers have a lot of experience and some are still students. We like to have a team with different types and different levels of experience. It gives a good dynamic to the development and to the workspace.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Useeum is a joint platform that must fit the different requirements of our customers. Therefore, we had to make an app with a lot of different possibilities and a backend system that is flexible so it is possible to add new features so Useeum continues to meet the needs of all our customers.

The interviewee, Anja Bundgaard Bjerrum, is the project manager at Useeum. Useeum helps museums and similar places create great stories and games through one joint app. Useeum started in 2015 with just one museum. In November 2021 there are more than 80 profiles in seven countries and the app has been downloaded more than 135.000 times

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Instagram: It’s a very visual app that connects people with the same interests around the world.
Coop: It make everyday shopping easier.

How long have you been working on this app?

We started Useeum in 2015.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Communicate history, nature, and science in an entertaining and exciting way to the users by providing museums and similar institutions with a platform that gives them the possibility to tell great stories to their visitors.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

Useeum can meet the needs of all museums and similar institutions. There is a lot of different content in the app, that we are very proud of E.g. The MuseumMystery, a treasure hunt for kids. We are very proud of the game because it makes museum visits fun and educational for kids. We also have pod walks that use narrative elements to make history come to life for adults.
It’s a benefit for both the users and the institutions that Useeum is a joint platform. The institutions can focus their money on content instead of development because the price of development and maintenance is shared between all partners. The user only has to download one app and it is available in a lot of places.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

In the future, Useeum wants to keep making exciting new stories for people and expand to more countries.
Soon we are launching our first partnership in the app.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Download the app and visit some of the profiles and if they like the app, please give us a review.

Useeum

About App:
Useeum provides a variety of engaging stories, games, and other exciting experiences at museums, science centers, nature parks, and similar places.

Whether you are a tourist or an avid visitor of museums, Useeum offers unique museum experiences. Our app offers many different guides and games that will make your museum visit a great experience for both young and old.

With the Useeum app, you can find outdoor as well as indoor audio guides and games which are both fun and educational for the whole family.
MUSEUMS AND EXPERIENCES IN THE APP:
Whether you are interested in art, history, science, or nature you can find narratives, audio guides, or games that are perfect for you. In the Useeum app, you will find art museums, historical museums,s and natural history museums, science centers as well as outdoor experiences in forests and parks. It will be exciting to explore our different games and guides!
PLACES YOU CAN VISIT WITH THE APP:
The Labour Museum in Oslo
Billund Kommunes Museer
The Bornholm Art Museum
The Museum of Oslo
Christiansborg Palace
Danmarks Borgcenter
Egeskov
H. C. Andersen’s house
Hammershus
The Narvik War Museum
Roskilde Museum
Kongernes Jelling
The Viking Ship Museum
Kronborg
Ramsgate
And many more..
EDUCATIONAL GAMES:
In the Useeum app, you will find games for kids of all ages. The games are designed to be both educational and entertaining. The games can be played with the family during a museum visit but are also ideal for schools or as a supplement for curriculums.
These are of some the games you can find in the Useeum app: Nature Quest, The Astral Journey, The Mystery at Hammershus, The Museum Mystery, Mytedetektiverne, Mysteriet om Dannebrog, Mysteriet på Hammershus, Parforcejagt og OppermannMysteriet.
In the Museum Mystery, you will be helping professor Blom stop Heidenreich from stealing a unique item. The Museum Mystery can be played at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, at Roskilde Museum, in the city of Roskilde, at Egeskov on Funen, and at Hammershus on Bornholm.
The Museum Mystery has been created in cooperation with OK Monkey.
OK, monkeys are experts at engaging children. They formerly worked at DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) Ramasjang where they created entertaining TV for children and entire universes for kids like the Ramasjang app, Ramasjang Mysteriet, and Ring til Ramasjang. They also write children's books and have written the script for Cirkus Summarum.
Check out our guides and games – have fun!

Categories: Education

Date: November 11, 2021

Developer: Useeum

About developer: The interviewee, Anja Bundgaard Bjerrum, is the project manager at Useeum. ... Read more

Website: http://useeum.com/

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