Guru’s 2018: Over 100K App Downloads!

Announcement · December 20, 2018

Guru's 2018: Over 100K App Downloads!

A great way to end a landmark year!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Guru! We’ve had an exciting year with our outstanding partners and extraordinary team. We launched new apps, created captivating augmented reality experiences, wrote insightful and entertaining audio tours, and took new strides towards enhancing visitor experience with data. We also hit an amazing milestone– over 100,000 app downloads across all Guru-powered apps in 2018! Woohoo!

Let’s take a look at some other highlights from Guru’s 2018:

What a Year!

Over 100,000 app downloads across all Guru-powered apps in 2018! 


Guru’s 2018 Highlights

  • Award Winners

Guru partners took home Gold and Silver from the W3 Awards in multiple categories including streaming audio, mobile app experience, augmented reality experience for mobile and more!

  • New Partners

    • Museum of Popular Culture

    • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

    • Muhammad Ali Center

    • Elmwood Park Zoo

    • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

    • Space Center Houston

  • New UI

    After years of user testing and research, Guru introduced our new easy-to-use User Interface designed with the visitor in mind!

Guru’s Favorite Augmented Reality Experiences of 2018

 Ming Dynasty Courtyard House

Explore the courtyards of a Ming Dynasty house. You can find 3D-animated characters throughout the home doing things like drinking tea, flying kites, playing chess, or even chasing around a popular Ming Dynasty pet! Location-aware sound effects help users explore as they follow their ears to find hidden scenes throughout the experience.


Did you miss the monarch migration this year? No problem! Fill your world with thousands of Augmented Reality butterflies with the tap of a finger.

Saturn V 

In the upcoming Space Center Houston app, visitors to the center can watch as the ground-breaking (and space-breaking) Saturn V rocket takes to the stars on a trajectory to the moon. All via augmented reality, of course. Now that’s what we call out of this world!

New Gurus

The Guru family got a whole lot bigger (and better) this year!

  • Alenna Gatti, Director of Sales & Global Partnerships

  • Paige Potter, Platform Manager

  • Kevin Lindmark, AR/VR Guru

  • Lexie Sharabianlou, Storyteller

  • Jeff Domitrz, AV Guru

  • Kayla Trautwein, Integrations

  • Whitney Roux, Customer Success Manager

Coming Soon in 2019

  • Upcoming Apps Launching in Early 2019
    • Space Center Houston
    • USS Midway STEAM Tour
    • Energy Education Center for Southern California Edison
    • …and more!
  • MCN 2019–in Our Hometown! Next year’s MCN conference will take place in Guru’s very own San Diego. Stay tuned for Guru-sponsored events!
  • Innovations in Interactive AR Storytelling: Guru’s content geniuses are cooking up some amazing AR experiences that will use in-depth interactive elements to educate, engage and inspire!

Guru wishes you a warm and bright holiday season and a wonderful start to the new year!