Use Case: mAND – mobile apps for exploring Art Nouveau heritage from the Danube Region

mAND is a mobile application developed as a tool for the efficient and advanced tourist promotion of the Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube region.

Apps enables GPS navigation, the identification of individual buildings, and the browsing of information on digital objects. It is intended for tourists and residents to recognize and learn about valuable elements of this heritage, understand the background and its values.

Feedback from users of the application proofed the concept: the apps is intuitive, offers information with ease. Besides the GPS location, the apps takes into account also the azimuth direction of a mobile device and recognize the nearest Art Nouveau building in this direction, and display the building’s digital objects as photos of the interior, articles, and 3D models as well.

Users can search for information on heritage also through the digital repository that contains over 21,000 digital objects, with standardized and interoperable information on Art Nouveau heritage from the Danube region countries: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

The part of the digital repository is created by reusing Europeana metadata. The 1.548 digital objects were digitalized, enriched, and reingested to Europeana in the framework of the Europeana Archeology by Lunida consulting.

Screenshots of the Art Nouveau Danube mobile app, CC BY-NC

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by Franc J. Zakrajsek, LUNIDA

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