Audio Guide Apps

Create and manage audio guide apps for museums, walking trails and events.

Situate can be used to create apps that include the functionality of hand-held audio guides. Content is downloaded to the device so audio playback is immediate and without glitches. Situate’s ‘audio bar’ feature allows the user to continue browsing through the app whilst listening to an audio track.

Audio content can be linked to a location hot-spot – an iBeacon or GPS coordinates – and be set to play automatically when the visitor comes within range. As well as being a useful feature for audio guides this can also be used to assist visually-impaired users by providing wayfinding information as audio.


Situate Features

Works Offline

Content is downloaded to the user’s device and thereafter doesn’t require an internet connection to work. 

Trigger Content

Content is triggered when a user comes within range of a location trigger – which can be iBeacons or GPS coordinates.


Create versions of your app for different audiences: languages, visitors with accessibility needs, different themes.

Indefinite App Lifetime

You keep the content up to date and we make sure the technology stays compatible with new operating system versions and devices.


Visitor Flow Data

The app captures location data that provides a rich picture of how visitors are using the trail.

Audio Guide app screenshot - taken from the Sheffield Lives Situate app

Examples of Audio Guide Apps

Sheffield: Home of Football

Sheffield: Home of Football

A walking tour app for Sheffield Libraries that explores the historic footballing hot spots that shaped football worldwide.

Where Bombs Fell App

Where Bombs Fell App

This walking trail app was developed by final year Graphic Design students at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield Lives Walking Trail

Sheffield Lives Walking Trail

This trail, developed in partnership with the University of Sheffield, charts Sheffield’s development during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Try Situate for free

Tell us about your project and we will help you get you get up and running with an app to try out Situate's capabilities.