Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to Embrace State-of-the-Art Mobile Technology

The historic Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is launching an app which will allow visitors to access multimedia information on key features of the Cathedral through their mobile devices at 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday, 25thMarch.

The app uses innovative iBeacon technology, which will automatically illuminate key points of interest on visitors’ mobile devices as they self-guide through the Cathedral. iBeacons are small transmitters, which have been installed at strategic locations within the Cathedral.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral will be the first fully iBeacon enabled visitor attraction in Ireland and the app has been especially developed for the Cathedral in a partnership with appybeacons.

At the launch, Dean Victor Stacey will be joined by Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, for a tour of the Cathedral using the new app. Both will be equipped with iPads and big headphones and will navigate between key features of the Cathedral including the famous Saint Patrick statue, the Cathedral’s impressive organ and Jonathan Swift’s grave.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s launch, Dean Victor Stacey said: “We are always looking for new ways of bringing the Cathedral’s rich cultural heritage closer to our many visitors from around the world. Our partnership with appybeacons has enabled us to offer the most innovative visitor engagement platform available in the market today and we’re delighted to launch this great new feature tomorrow.”

For further information and download links to the app, visit: http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/App.aspx.