Now & Then is a mobile application that triggers via GPS or Bluetooth when near historical places of interest. The app provides guided tours uniquely tailored to each user deepening on what they choose to interact with. Not only can the App be used inside attractions or on set walks – but across the borders of local attractions and local history.
These guided tours are easily created by museums, art galleries or any place of interest by using our free creation tools. The tools make it possible to use pre-existing content or create new content. The app aims to increase footfall in existing historical or heritage places of interest, the attraction can chose whether the content is free or to be paid for by the user.
We are increasing public engagement with heritage, history, and the arts in indoor and outdoor green spaces and heritage sites while revealing nearby local history.
Reducing costs for existing heritage, history, the arts and storied sites. This is by utilising visitors’ own phones, instead of relying on existing exhibition hardware and audio devices that continually require maintenance, charging and replacement at very large costs.
Creating a social platform where people can interact around their own areas of interest. Making it possible for people to research and save content of historical interest to them so it can be shared with others. Making history come to life.
I founded Now & Then in my 59th year (2020). We are still testing, Passionate about inclusivity. The Now & Then app will when launched will work for the Blind, the visually impaired, those with literacy difficulties, the deaf it will enable discovery of accessible places for the mobility impaired and those in wheelchairs and the “Normally enabled”
I am by nature a problem solver, with very wide ranging skills. Having worked in the financial sector self employed for more than 10 years, dealing with individuals, start ups and both small and large company clients. Able to analyse information thoroughly, effectively and present it in a manner easy to understand.
All roles involved a high degree of communication, report writing , planning, financial understanding and an extensive use of computers, databases, back office systems, more importantly the trust placed in my ability and integrity.