Our mission is to give mobile users an interactive, top-notch tour experience. We are taking paper and mobile self-guided tours to the next level.
We want to help guide tourism and have an impact on Central New York and other communities around the world.
Our goal is to provide mobile users an authentic experience that gives them the confidence and direction to explore and discover the places around them, while learning about history and culture.
Our second goal is to be a catalyst for economic growth by boosting tourism and driving more foot traffic into less populated areas.
The app was built with the following types of organizations in mind:
Revitalize communities by building awareness
✓ Connect visitors with the exciting future of your community
✓ Show more people, from more places, the parts of your community that they previously knew little about
✓ The more who see the attractive qualities of your community, the more potential for tourism, foot traffic, economic growth, investment, and revitalization
Historic Societies & Preservation Organizations
Increase heritage tourism and boost local economy
✓ Encourage preservation, educate visitors, and tell a story while boosting the economy of your city, town, or village
✓ Bring about neighborhood revitalization, expose community character and charm, and increase sustainable tourism and economic development
✓ Engage mobile users by making it easy for them to learn about what your community was and how it became this way
Colleges & Universities
Encourage applications and alumni giving
✓ Excite prospective students, freshmen, parents, new faculty and staff, and alumni about the present and future of your campus
✓ Tour guides aren't always available, or may only cover main parts of the campus. Let visitors explore your campus at their own pace and wander off the beaten path
✓ Show returning alumni new construction projects and what's new and exciting on your campus, all the while encouraging donations There are two components to our product:
The web based tour builder where tours are created by organizations
The mobile (iOS) app where users can take those tours (by physically walking or virtually)
Won the $7,500 grand prize in the Existing Civic App Category of the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge.
Many our nation’s cities are suffering from urban blight; the deterioration, decay and abandonment of buildings and infrastructure. This abandonment has several causes, notably neglect, crime, lack of economic support, the lack of community, and primarily the desertion and depopulation of these once vital and vibrant cities. PocketSights helps prevent these negative effects.
Allen Ward, Co-Founder