Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's horticultural garden, recently announced the launch of its first mobile application, designed with an aim to enhance visitors' experiences.
Supported by Bloomberg Philantrophies, the app will engage visitors through a series of interactive trails, games, educational tools and information about the Gardens' unique horticulture.
According to a media statement, the Gardens by the Bay mobile app will serve as a practical multimedia guide, providing an introduction to the vast collection of plant life throughout the Gardens and explanations of the diverse habitats around the world.
Using GPS and way-finding technology, the app will also offer an interactive map and encourage visitors to explore hidden locations, earning them virtual rewards for finding these secret spots and completing scavenger-like challenges.
Available in five languages - English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Japanese - the app will engage visitors through educational games that reinforce horticultural learning, augmented reality that encourage users to uncover virtual plants, and sharing on social media.
"We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve how visitors experience the Gardens," said Kiat W. Tan, CEO of Gardens by the Bay. "This app seeks to transform the way visitors interact and engage with the plants on display by harnessing the power of technology to bring to life the stories of nature on their personal mobile devices."
The Gardens by the Bay app is now available on both Apple and Android mobile platforms and can be downloaded for free via iTunes and Google Play.
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