A platform for museums to share content about their collection.
Simplest form -- you plug in the name of the work into the mDocent application and hear an audio recording about it. It's an old-school audio guide.
Initially would involve museums posting their own content. Eventually, this could be open-source, with students and professors posting their own narrations about a work. Sort of like a wiki. There might be multiple recordings for each work, and they'd be ranked by popularity or review.
Initially this would just be museums but I could see it expanding to points of interests or even entire cities. By overlaying maps and GPS, you could conceivably guide someone on a walking tour through a city. Again, these would be open-sourced.
Potential features: •Payment; museums or content-providers could charge •GPS/maps •Open-sourcedness
Potential revenue streams: •Subscription (unlikely that people would actually pay this?) •Purchase the app -- perhaps people would be willing to pay a small fee for access to all of the content •Purchase tours -- a museum could charge for a tour and mDocent would take a fee •Advertising -- particularly location or activity based, perhaps in partnership with a coupon service •Freemium -- ads for free model, bonus content for paid model (or both), OR limited trial •Sell data on points of interest •Sponsored locations on city tours
Vision: mDocent is a tour guide in your pocket.
Make it easier for consumers to access audio information about their surroundings
Make it easier for museums to share information about their collection