Twelve bilingual stories delivered across six routes on our National Cycling Network.
Developing a GPS enabled bilingual application
Delivering location based content
Over the course of the project we carried out extensive user testing to ensure that the stories were delivered in the correct locations on all routes. We travelled around quite a lot and got to see some great places in Wales. It was through this testing that we discovered using the native GPS co-ordinates of the device alone was not good enough. There was not enough feedback for the delivery of content, and when there was the battery life was appalling.
From this learning we developed an algorithm that softened the appearance of the GPS tracking for the user, but in truth we gained a greater understanding of the user’s location, including direction and speed mapped over a period of time.
Collaborative and agile development
From the very start Celtic Tales was always a very open and collaborative project. Working with writers, illustrators, cultural organisations and volunteers all supported and managed by our friends at Yello Brick. This proved to be a great way of working on the project, allowing us to develop quickly from the initial concepts and ideas through to working prototypes and the final application. Delivered on both Android and Apple devices.