On , the Board of Montréal Museum Directors (BMMD) launched its new mobile application for iPhone, Montréal Museums, an information platform and guide to the city’s 39 museums.
This project was developed as part of the Montreal cultural development partnership between the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications of Quebec and the City of Montréal. The application was developed by the Canadian company Nurun.
39 museums and over 140 exhibitions
The application gives the user access to the programming of over 140 exhibitions and provides useful visitor information on the 39 museums included in the app. The Search tool helps Montrealers and tourists plan their museum visit, and the GPS feature shows which exhibitions are the closest. The user can also search by topic, such as arts, history, architecture, literature, sciences, nature, fashion, archeology or film. The application is divided into two sections: museums and exhibitions.
As the BMMD explains, “the new application lets the user search a list of current exhibitions, view museums based on their proximity, or apply search filters to find museums based on public services (accessibility, shops, restaurants, etc.) or by exhibition category.”
The application is now available free of charge at the App Store. It is compatible with iPhones running iOS 8 and is offered in French or English, depending on the phone’s configuration. Developed by NURUN (a subsidiary of Publicis), it is the first product by the Canadian technology firm to be adapted to the iOS 8 operating system and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.
“We are pleased to have been able to contribute our service design expertise to developing this application. With such functionalities as contextual filtering and the GPS search tool, it’s easy to navigate around the city and find the cultural destination and programming you’re looking for, and most of all, not miss the fabulous museums and everything they have to offer in the city of Montréal,” said NURUN Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Experience Design Grégoire Baret.