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Entries from July 20th, 2011

Love Lace App instructional video

July 20th, 2011 1 Comment

One of the biggest hurdles for in-gallery App take up – actually any in-gallery technology take up – is awareness. So when you’ve just released an App (read the full story), a cross-platform one at that, for a new exhibition (opening July 30), then it really helps to have some very obvious visual promotion of […]


A new Powerhouse Walking Tours App and a Q&A with Glen Barnes

July 20th, 2011 No Comments

About a month ago our second walking tour App went live in the AppStore and was promptly featured by Apple leading to a rapid spike in downloads. The Powerhouse Museum Walking Tours App is a free download, unlike our Sydney Observatory App, and it comes pre-packaged with two tours of the suburbs surrounding the Museum […]


Fixing document download and link tracking with the Google Analytics asynchronous tracking code

July 14th, 2011 7 Comments

If you’ve been using the gatag.js from Good Web Practices in conjunction with your Google Analytics code for the past few years you may have noticed that it stopped working when you updated to the newer, better asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code. What was nice about the gatag.js code was that it was quick and […]


Making Love Lace – a cross device exhibition catalogue & the return of the QR

July 6th, 2011 6 Comments

Estee Wah has been busy bringing Love Lace, our upcoming contemporary art exhibition, online. She’s been wrangling content and ensuring that the website is able to act as a fully fledged (and expanding) catalogue for the show as well as revealing much of the individual artists’ processes in a behind the scenes section. This exhibition […]


Updating Go Play – the cross-agency school holiday calendar

July 5th, 2011 4 Comments

Last September we quietly launched the alpha version of Go Play, a site that Powerhouse was commissioned to produce for the then Communities NSW (now Office of Communities). Go Play was built to address the problem of the general invisibility of the wealth of great school holiday events, often free or low cost, put on […]


Building Sydney Design 2011 as a cross-platform site

July 4th, 2011 2 Comments

It has been over a month since my last post here and everyone has been flat out working on a slew of projects, most of which have just gone public. The lead up to August is always one of the busiest times of the year at the Powerhouse with both Sydney Design and Ultimo Science […]