Mobile Multilingual Label System
Exploratorium, San Francisco
Point it at the exhibit and "always-on" iOS/Android App instantly retrieves exhibit-specific use instructions in your native language. Extensively user-tested. No limit to number of languages, exhibits or venues supported. Pre-installed on touch devices the Exploratorium supplies to Chinese and Spanish speaking visitors for free, or BYOD. Designed to support translation at any global venue the Exploratorium designs exhibitions for.
Technology: The system leverages a standard embedded HTTP "Accept Language" header to determine the language a particular iOS or Android device is set to. Since mobile devices are generally set to the language a user best understands, server-side logic can correctly infer that user's language, and deliver web-based digital text the visitor is likely to understand.