SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 12, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Guide by Cell, the nation's leading mobile technology provider for nonprofit organizations, announced that its cell phone audio and video guide service is now in use at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The tour provides visitors with an exciting opportunity to learn about 3,000 exotic animals representing 600 species from six of the world's continents, through the use of a cell phone. This brings a unique visitor experience to anyone exploring the Zoo in person or remotely.
To listen to the tour, dial (216) 453-3962 (press 1# - 33#).
The cell phone audio tour covers a wide range of fascinating animal topics, including learning about elephant migration habits, the flights of eagles and hundreds more. For example, visitors can hear about the mysterious "Doctor Vulture," an African white-back vulture known for caring for other animals by scavenging for dead and diseased animals.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is also using Guide by Cell's cell phone video and text services, which allow any smart phone user instant access to the Zoo's YouTube videos. Each video covers environmental issues affecting specific animal groups and their habitats. It provides viewers with a powerful perspective about how humans can help address problems threatening many of our most loved animal species.
The service allows Zoo visitors to see footage typically accessed by home and office computers. Visitors appreciate watching video while standing a few feet from their favorite animal.
"Guide by Cell's technology provides a wonderfully fun and unique way to help us spark visitors' curiosity by presenting some of the world's most fascinating creatures in new and exciting ways," said Vicki Searles, the Zoo's Education Curator. "Guide by Cell's audio, text and video access services are a vital part of our Zoo's desire and responsibility to educate and inform people about the different environmental issues affecting the animals we enjoy seeing and studying."
"Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has created a fabulous cell phone audio and video tour, incorporating our text messaging delivery service," stated David Asheim, President and Founder of Guide by Cell Inc. "We are so pleased that they are using our technology to help fulfill their goal of educating visitors and entertaining them through the Zoo's numerous animals and authentic habitats."
"Zoos are remarkable and inspiring facilities to visit," said David Asheim, Founder and President of Guide by Cell. "The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is an excellent example of a zoo using engaging and easy to use technology. We hope that the cell phone experience contributes to a better experience and repeat visits, Guide by Cell is very proud to be associated with this superb zoo."
"We are exhibiting at the upcoming Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon on September 12 - 17th, where we will be showcasing several new products, including our AZA sponsored iPhone application," added Asheim.
ABOUT GUIDE BY CELL
Guide by Cell is the official provider of mobile solutions to over 500 nonprofit organizations, including several zoos and aquariums, national and state parks, botanical gardens, libraries, universities, and art and history museums.
Guide by Cell turns cell phones into mobile technology solutions. The company is the largest provider in the world of cell phone audio tours and text messaging solutions for non-profits. The company also provides Smartphone applications for Apple and Blackberrry, as well as MOBI and podcasting services. The company has recently launched a new division called Give by Cell to provide nonprofits throughout the United States with the ability to raise donations through text messages sent by their visitors and patrons.
Information about Guide by Cell Inc. can be found at http://www.guidebycell.com. Information about Give by Cell can be found at http://www.givebycell.com.
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