Canadian Museum of Civilization launches BlackBerry App

Today the Canadian Museum of Civilization became the first museum in the world to introduce a BlackBerry App for access to its audioguides and other Museum information. This follows on a similar first for an application accessible to iPhone and iPod Touch in December 2009.

Museum fans can now plan a visit to the Museum by accessing interactive floor maps, a calendar of events and information about hours of operation, admission fees and public services on either a BlackBerry or iPhone.

“The Museum is constantly looking for innovative ways to broaden its audience and reach people in Canada and around the world,” said Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “We are delighted to be the first Museum in the world to provide this progressive and convenient technology to the public. The Canadian Museum of Civilization strives to preserve Canadian heritage and to share our country’s fabulous story with Canadians and the world.”

The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s BlackBerry App was built by Ottawa’s Tristan Interactive Inc. Tristan’s platform, Autour, is a complete technology solution for museums, galleries, parks, and other institutions to create, manage, and deploy multimedia content on mobile devices.