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Zoo

The zoo’s app shows you where to find the different animals in the zoo. But that’s not all – it also has more information about animal shows and feeding times, the zoo’s restaurants, toilet facilities and the zoo's opening times. You can make a list of your favourite animals so that you can find them again easily. You can also test your knowledge about Zoo Zurich’s animals and conservation projects with the built-in zoo quiz.

Client
Zoo Zürich
Awards
  • 2019 Best of Swiss Apps Silver “Games”
  • 2019 Best of Swiss Apps Bronze “Design”

A smart, interactive trip to the zoo

Zoo Zurich is popular with all kinds of visitors, from digital natives to pensioners just trying out their first smartphone, which they received as a gift. Visitors to Zoo Zurich are interested in animals and nature. However, different people are looking for very different things once they are at the zoo. They want to visit their favourite animal or make sure they are in the right place for the feeding times. Grandmothers want to show their grandchildren the female koala that recently arrived, then spend some time in the restaurant whilst the children play in the playground. Students who have to submit a semester paper on blackbucks in a week's time, on the other hand, are more interested in the behaviour and lifestyle of this particular animal.

The right place at the right time

The interactive overview map helps the zoo’s visitors to be in the right place at the right time. The zoo app also helps visitors find their way around the expanse of the zoo. Visitors can find their way to their favourite animals and events quickly and easily using the zoo app. Does your child suddenly have to satisfy a rather different call of nature? Or is their stomach starting to growl really loudly? The zoo app shows you where to go and acts as an information point right in the palm of your hand.

Games

Nowadays, many people do not live close to nature. This makes it exciting for them to actively learn new things about animals, their behaviour and their environment, and then put their knowledge to the test. This is also why the app features a digital quiz about the animals, their habitats and conservation projects. This quiz boosts the zoo's attractiveness and also provides users with valuable knowledge. Once users have answered a minimum number of questions correctly, they can enter a competition. Great prizes offer visitors another good incentive to get involved with the zoo’s animals and their natural habitats. When visitors' legs are getting weary, the interactive competition adds a new dimension to the zoo experience, with regular zoo visitors using it right from the off to make their trip to the zoo a bit more structured and a lot more fun.

It’s fun working with Liip’s expert mobile team to continuously develop and optimise the zoo app. Take the latest app update for example: using beacon technology as part of an exciting quiz about Zoo Zurich's animals and conservation projects. This makes a trip to the zoo an educational, interesting and exciting day out for the whole family.

Dominik Ryser
Head of Communications