Projects Overview

A governmental customer, required a solution to offer a unique and an educational experience to its visitors as related to its rich Geological sites as well as historical sites in its downtown core. This educational experience was to be provided in the form of a mobile application containing rich media such as audio, videos, maps, photos and text. The client also provided GIS way points, audio files and language files to cover French and English as the official languages.

The Solution

To offer the unique experience required by our client, we customized our Tours/Walks app platform. The app included predetermined walks with textual description of sites and voiceover, video links in French and English. It was developed on a mapping platform that showed the various stops along the walking tour. Offline maps were built in so that it could function without an internet access. As the user would get close to a way point or POI, the application would detect the next stop and show the relevant information based on the location of the user.

Key Features

  • Web based Content Management Module
  • Voiceover and Social Media Support
  • Offline maps
  • Directions
  • Notifications (within 100 m of POI)
  • Marketing Notifications
  • Android and IOS apps

Working Process

Step 01


Requirement gathering, user journey development, data review, wireframe

Step 02


Development of the cross platform mobile app in Xamarin for iOS and Android as well as a web based content management system in Yii php framework.

Step 03


Testing internally, testing with a small user group and production launch.


Digital Fractal was successful in working with the governmental organization to digitize its trails, way points and its multi-media content into a dual language app that allowed visitors to the North West Territories to explore the Northern Canadian geological wonders without a need for an internet connection and accompanied by narration, photos and GPS guided tours.

  • Client:
  • Location:
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Duration:
    4 Months

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