Here’s a working example of an embedded Empedia guide I created for Sir George Gilbert Scott’s neo-gothic masterpiece; the Albert Memorial in London’s Kensington Gardens.
Empedia is a guide authoring and distribution platform developed by Cuttlefish multimedia. Empedia began as a Renaissance Project for cultural organisations and museums in the East Midlands region and is now being adopted by artists and curators, cultural and commercial organisations in other parts of the UK and Europe.
I’ve uploaded a YouTube video to show how easy it is to build your own guide.
You can learn more about Empedia and browse other guides on the Empedia website. All Empedia guides have an embedding code which allows you to put them on your own website, so that you can add custom headers and other page elements just like the example you see here. It’s a great way to add your own branding.
Tip – I’ve modified the embedding-code slightly in this example; giving it a fixed width
[ width="960" ]
and removing the scrollbar
[ scrolling="no" ] so that it looks better with my WordPress theme.
Guides can be viewed via the Empedia iPhone App and other smartphones including Android and Blackberry devices. You can also trigger playback by scanning QR codes – great for creating interactive signage, leaflets, posters and trails.
Cuttlefish offer a range of professional training and guide authoring services which can include distribution of your guide via your own branded iPhone App, voucher codes, ticketing and other advanced features. Here’s an example of a showroom guide App we created for Mercedes-Benz of Nottingham.
If you would like to build your own guide or you would like to discuss developing your own branded guide please contact our production team.