The winners of last year’s ‘How can we connect visitors and communities along the Wales Coast Path?‘ GeoVation Challenge have been working hard to progress their innovative ideas. In the guest post below, Steve Knight of ap Ogam explains what they’ve been doing to develop their billingual smartphone app for augmented reality storytellling along the Wales Coast Path:
Since winning our Geovation award – we have been extremely busy! But we thought it time to give a bit of an overview of what we’re aiming to achieve and our progress so far…
We have a 9 month program (which started in October) for delivering the pilot phase of the project.
We have created a not-for-profit company to run the project. For two main reasons:
1. We feel this better represents it’s community aspirations
2. By separating responsibility for the company from profit, we give it more opportunities for future development in whatever direction and in whosoever’s hands are the most appropriate
Apart from extensive business planning and incorporating the company The first three months have seen us design, wireframe and develop an operational prototype app. It’s not very pretty yet, but we have now designed branding which will be brought into the app during the next phase of development.