Newark and Sherwood council tender for Civil War Centre mobile/AR App

Newark and Sherwood District Council is seeking a developer to produce a mobile and augmented reality app to support its new National Civil War Centre in Newark, which is opening at the end of 2014.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council is seeking a developer to produce a mobile and augmented reality app to support its new National Civil War Centre in Newark, which is opening at the end of 2014.

The museum will showcase the town’s "pivotal role" in the English Civil War, said the council. An augmented reality town trail is also being developed which will incorporate historically significant sites within Newark.

The council says it is seeking to appoint "an established and suitably experienced company to provide a high quality augmented reality app". Only organisations "with a proven track record in the development of augmented reality apps need apply", it said.

The sought-for bespoke app should include - but not be limited to - an about/instruction page, map with points of interest, live and embedded content, links to social media and provision for sponsorship and advertising.

Specific requirements include a high quality 360 degree CGI representation of Newark Castle during the civil war period, a simple castle defence-style game and an independent scrollable timeline.

The appointed organisation will also be required to provide the ability to data capture downloads as well as provide training for self-management and updates by the council.

"A proven track record of experience, excellent project management skills and active commitment to user acceptance testing will be expected," said a tender document from the council.

The deadline for submitting a quotation is midday on 13 January 2014. An estimated value of the contract has not been provided at this stage.

Earlier this month Newark and Sherwood District Council announced it was creating a free public WiFi zone around Newark town centre in partnership with O2.

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