App Development – Cornwall – Invitation to Tender

App Development – Cornwall – Invitation to Tender

We are looking to develop an existing app with additional functionality.

Now & Then Ltd App Development

Now & Then Ltd

Contract summary



  • Software package and information systems – 48000000
  • Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems – 72212900

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£60,000 to £75,000

Procurement reference


Published date

7 April 2021

Closing date

30 April 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

5 May 2021

Contract end date

23 July 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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We are looking to develop an existing app with additional functionality.

Our mission is to reconnect people, social history and society.
Now & Then is a mobile application that triggers via GPS or Bluetooth when near historical & places of interest. The app provides guided tours uniquely tailored to each user deepening on what they choose to interact with. Not only can the App be used inside attractions or on set walks – but across the borders of local attractions and local history.

These guided tours are easily created by museums, art galleries or any place of interest using our free creation tools. The tools make it possible to use pre-existing content or create new content. The app aims to increase footfall in existing historical or heritage places of interest, the attraction can choose whether the content is free or to be paid for by the user.

Our vision is to have a worldwide network of shared heritage and connections. We are increasing public engagement with heritage, history, and the arts in indoor and outdoor green spaces and heritage sites while revealing nearby local history.

Reducing costs for existing heritage, history, the arts and storied sites. This is by utilising visitors’ own phones, instead of relying on existing exhibition hardware and audio devices that continually require maintenance, charging and replacement at very large costs.

Creating a social platform where people can interact around their own areas of interest. Making it possible for people to research and save content of historical interest to them so it can be shared with others. Making history come to life.

A set of simple to use web-based tools for the outlet/organization to use to build/populate guided tours/trails/walks using their own brand.

The Now & Then Phone based app is used to Power these outlet/organization branded guided tours/trails/walks to any environment inside and out using GPS and low energy Bluetooth beacons.

The delivery app is intended to be as inclusive as possible and the database and App include compulsory alt text fields for pictures/logos, etc. It is important to note that testing by blind users using the current iteration has proven 100% accessible on Android and IOS.

An added benefit (not a planned post covid build) is that the app is a no touch solution that can provide for social distancing due to its ability to host nonlinear tours allowing for ad hock movements due to others being present.


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About the buyer


Contact name

Mike Robinson


Chi Lowarth Trethannas Gardens, Praze