The History of Science Centre Embraces Beacon Technology

Oman Educational Services (OES, LLC), the owner company of The History of Science Centre (HSC) and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has chosen the startup ‘Beennova’ to develop the Centre’s beacons-enabled mobile application.  Beacons are small devices that can be placed in different locations and emit signals to identify items in display on visitors’ smartphones through a customized App. Thus, offering visitors proximity-related content automatically up right before their eyes once they approach the displays in the Centre.

Beennova is a technology startup, set up by GUtech alumna, Ms. Alya Said Al Shanfari. The company has signed a contract with OES to roll out beacons across HSC and enable visitors to learn about displays, in their preferred language, as they move around. “We are confident that our graduate, Al Shanfari, is the right person to translate our vision for HSC.” announced Dr. Hussain Al Salmi, CEO of OES.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and delighted to have HSC as my first client for beacons-enabled app” proudly stated Al Shanfari.  Al Shanfari is one of the most ambitious innovators. Her studies at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) in the field of computer science opened up her horizons and influenced her scientific and applied knowledge.

Alya Al Shanfari has got her graduation project upgraded into a start-up company and received seed funds from SAS for Entrepreneurship, to set up her company, Beennova. “I am excited to see HSC benefiting from my experience with beacons” reiterated Ms. Al Shanfari.

“Beacons will enable visitors to learn about the exhibits in the History of Science Centre as they walk around” Commented Dr. Al Salmi. A beacon-enabled Mobile App will offer an engaging experience to visitors that is highly relevant, convenient, and delivered in a seamless manner.

Beacons open up the door for numerous opportunities. HSC also plans to enable Children to participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Centre, thus gamifying the experience of visiting the Centre by using Beacons technology.

Finally, beacons-enabled mobile app for HSC will help identify and measure the flow of visitors and their preferences. Such data should provide better understanding of visitors to HSC.

Oman Educational Services (OES, LLC), the owner company of The History of Science Centre (HSC) and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has chosen the startup ‘Beennova’ to develop the Centre’s beacons-enabled mobile application.  Beacons are small devices that can be placed in different locations and emit signals to identify items in display on visitors’ smartphones through a customized App. Thus, offering visitors proximity-related content automatically up right before their eyes once they approach the displays in the Centre.

Beennova is a technology startup, set up by GUtech alumna, Ms. Alya Said Al Shanfari. The company has signed a contract with OES to roll out beacons across HSC and enable visitors to learn about displays, in their preferred language, as they move around. “We are confident that our graduate, Al Shanfari, is the right person to translate our vision for HSC.” announced Dr. Hussain Al Salmi, CEO of OES.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and delighted to have HSC as my first client for beacons-enabled app” proudly stated Al Shanfari.  Al Shanfari is one of the most ambitious innovators. Her studies at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) in the field of computer science opened up her horizons and influenced her scientific and applied knowledge.

Alya Al Shanfari has got her graduation project upgraded into a start-up company and received seed funds from SAS for Entrepreneurship, to set up her company, Beennova. “I am excited to see HSC benefiting from my experience with beacons” reiterated Ms. Al Shanfari.

“Beacons will enable visitors to learn about the exhibits in the History of Science Centre as they walk around” Commented Dr. Al Salmi. A beacon-enabled Mobile App will offer an engaging experience to visitors that is highly relevant, convenient, and delivered in a seamless manner.

Beacons open up the door for numerous opportunities. HSC also plans to enable Children to participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Centre, thus, gamifying the experience of visiting the Centre by using Beacons technology.

Finally, beacons-enabled mobile app for HSC will help identify and measure the flow of visitors and their preferences. Such data should provide better understanding of visitors to HSC.

The History of Science Centre was inaugurated in December 2017 and will open its door to the public in April 2018. The Centre is set to exhibits artefacts on Mathematics, Astronomy, Geography, and Optics. -BDB-

 

 

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