The Situate app will allow you to access details about visitor attractions that have been added to the Situate platform.
As new visitor attractions are added you will automatically see them listed in the Situate app, and will be able to access all available content at no charge.
The app is iBeacon and GPS-enabled. For visitor attractions that use beacon technology or GPS you will be shown content automatically as you move around the venue. Please note that you do not have to be in the venue in order to access any of the content in the app.
The app also uses GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy to determine your location when the app is running in the background. It will trigger notifications when you are close to a venue. We have used GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy in a power-efficient way: such as only performing Bluetooth Low Energy scans when you are close to a venue. However, as with all apps that use location, please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Also the app will continue playing an audio on background if it was playing when the app was open and you will be able to control the play/pause from the phones playback controls.
For venues that have set up GPS locations to trigger content we now also provide an interactive map. This marks all the points of interest on the map and allows you to click straight through to content. It also highlights your current position. This is an extremely useful feature for outdoor venues!
There is a new user setting: Audio Autoplay. If this is on, when an audio content is opened it will start playing automatically.
If the app goes onto the background whilst an audio item is playing, it will continue playing and allow you to control play/pause using the phone's playback controls.