Vale Tales GPS Storytelling App

The Client

Visit the Vale/Visit Wales

The Brief

To create an innovative digital storytelling app to accompany 10 established walking routes around the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Our Response

We created Vale Tales, a GPS triggered, bilingual, digital storytelling app that brings the many myths and legends of the area to life with animated storyteller Iolo Morgannwg – the Welsh master of the tall tale.

A GPS map shows visitors where they are along each route and where they will be able to find and unlock stories. The app alerts visitors when they have entered a ‘storyzone’ and allows them to collect and listen to a tale. The stories are relevant to the location they have reached and, once unlocked, are stored in a library for them to read and listen to again. To improve battery life we optimised the GPS functionality and incorporated a sleep mode that allowed story alerts to sound while the mobile device wasn’t active.