Replace your paper map, add 4D experiences to your exhibits, and reach more customers at a fraction of the cost.
Your digital toolkit contains:
- A public LMS/CMS
- An interactive zoo map
- 4D ZooAR experiences
- Advanced visitor/user analytics
- Managed cloud hosting
"Ten times the flexiblity and features, one third of the cost and implementation effort."
What zoos are saying.
Adapting to COVID-19
"My zoo is seeing a loss in revenue during COVID-19"
"We're having a hard time reaching our local community"
"We're not allowed to give out paper maps anymore"
We're looking for new ways to market and generate revenue.
percent visitor loss
percent of operational expenses
percent of the cost of a paper map
Distribute your map to anyone, anywhere and instantly bring them into your world.
Unlimited Points of Interests and Types
Convert your paper map into a digital map with unlimited points of interest. A point of interest could be an exhibit, attraction, venue, restaurant, shop, artwork, sponsor, or anything else you want. Let your visitor tap a point of interest and explore it digitally, whether at home or at your zoo.
All The Events
Everyone loves events. Whether it be daily animal feedings, shows, or special holidays, create and promote your events like a pro. Have consistent routines? Set reoccurring events by date and time to run every day, month or hour. Eventually, your calendar will be on autopilot, and your content will be booming.
Create Your Own Zoopedia
Zoopedia is our modern animal encyclopedia, and now you can create your own custom Zoopedia for your own zoo! Create custom listings for specific organisms, like Dolly the snow leopard, or create general information listings for a Snow Leopard. Don't want to go through the hassle of creating your own profiles? You can use the profiles we make for ZooPedia, pictures and all
Create Relationships Between Points of Interest
Link everything you create together. Have multiple creatures in one exhibit? Make a relationship link and show all the creatures in a specific exhibit on the specific exhibits profile. Have an animal feeding or special event? Link it up! One to one or many to many, the world's the limit.
Customize the Look, Feel and Content
Customize everything from the header images, preview cards, data fields, fonts, colors, and more. Quite literally anything can be customized except for the bare-bones framework of the system itself.
Navigation Built In
Help your users get around and find points of interest near them with built-in geolocation and navigation right on their phone.
Promote and Feature Anything
Have a featured event that you want to show off first to your visitors? Promote it! Have a sponsor that would like a little bit of advertising revenue, feature them! You can promote and feature any point of interest you want to guide your visitors to what you want them to see.
A Next-Gen Augmented Reality Engine
Creating one creature can coss up to $2500 and 40 hours of work split between a graphic designer, game developer and 3D artist. We did the work upfront for you..
Integrate Zoopedia's AR Models
Augmented reality has always been an expensive technology to implement. With Zoptik s' ZooAR engine, we make it easy and affordable to add a variety of 4D 'holograms' to your exhibits.
A Fraction of the Cost
Usually creating one creature can cost up to $2500 each, if not more. With ZooAR, you just pick and choose and use our app free AR system. Trading species? Swap out and use as many species you want as long as Zoopedia has it.
We'll manage the ZooAR engine
We manage everything leaving you with awesome exhibits for your visitors. It takes a lot of resources to create, maintain, and deliver AR experiences but we can make it happen for you!
QR Codes for Your Exhibits
Linking to ZooAR digitally through your ZooKit system is easy, but linking them to your real-life exhibit requires special QR code stickers. With each ZooKit purchase, you'll get 500 QR code stickers that link directly to your zoo map. However, you can order custom stickers for each of your exhibits.
Immerse your digital visitors into their next adventure.
HotSpots and Scenes
WIth ZooKit you can integrate any of your premium tour content directly into each of your points interest. You can use standard photos and videos or take it step further with next-gen experiences like 360 media to create a guided virtual experience. Not sure where to start? At the most basic level, you can integrate Google Street View
360 Photos and Videos
Panorama, 360 photos, and videos are the next big thing and provide a new perspective for your virtual visitors.
Live cams are an affordable way to constantly stream content to your local community. They also serve as a security monitoring system, integrate live cams through Youtube, or ask us about technical implementation.
Affordable Gear to Get Started
At Zoptiks, we're as scrappy as they come. You can order new cameras, drones and photography tools at near wholesale prices through us, or ask us to find you some lightly used gear to get you started. The best camera is the one you have on hand! No need to spend extra money on new gear for an initiative you might use once or not stick with.
Your IT Team Will Love Us
We take care of all the tech.
Built on Amazon Web Services
With the best cloud hosting in the world, your system can be configured for government security or high levels of availability. It also lets us scale easily and grow as a company very easily. We can extract your database and set you up on a custom server if needed, but 90% of our customers will do just fine on our managed service.
Boosted by a Global CDN and 3 Caches
Great hosting isn't the only thing we provide though, a extrapolate our servers around the world (Virginia, New York, California, Singapore, Australia, and Germany) as well as 150 other CDN checkpoints to provide for a global audience. We also cache (snapshot) your system on three levels: page, object, and server to make everything a bit faster for your end-user.
25 GBs of space and Built-in Image Optimization
Built-in image and content optimization provided via ShortPixel. The best part is that you don't even worry about it because everything happens automatically as you upload your content. For video, we recommend you upload to Youtube for stable delivery and double the outreach. Your 360 footage and VR experiences can be uploaded directly onto ZooKit.
Firewalls, Honeypots and DOD Level Security*
Having worked with the Department of Defense in the past, I picked up a thing or two about cybersecurity. As part of the ZooKit package, we'll make sure your data is secure and hackers will have a very hard time getting in. Upon request, we can also make your system DOD compliant, 508 compliant, ADA compliant, and provide frequent security updates. When Pooh bear comes around looking for honey, he' going to get his hand stuck and stung.
GDPR, CCPA and COPPA Compliant*
Privacy is built into WordPress and ZooKit! Many of our European customers require GDPR compliance, which we can provide. We also create custom privacy policies and help you manage your user data to comply with other privacy policies.
Make Data Driven Decisions
Perfect to deliver reports, executive decisions and sponsorship proof.
Integrate with Google Site Kit
Integrate with everything Google for your website, bring in Google Analytics, Google Optimize, Google Tag Manager, and Google Search Console to use the tools of the trade to boost your digital presence.
Although Google Analytics is a great resource, we have custom analytics built right into ZooKit so you can drill deep into which points of interest are performing the best, where people are coming from, and more.
Zoptiks Pixel - Heat Maps and User Sessions
At Zoptiks, we take it a step further. Included in your package is the Zoptiks pixel which can show you heatmaps of where your users are clicking on your website as well as record user sessions of how people are visiting your website. You can't drive conversion with understanding what your visitors are experiencing!
3rd Party Retargeting Pixels
90% of people's time is spent on the big social platforms. Integrate your own pixels from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, TikTok, Google, and Snapchat to retarget and advertise your zoo to local visitors.
Your Digital Partner
Hire us to complete unique services at an affordable rate.
4D Postcard Marketing
Want to give your members a special surprise every month? Sign up for ZooCards and we'll send a custom wildlife adventure postcard every month that links to a creature or your zoo. Available as subscription packages or as one-time mailing blasts. Don't have a mailing list? We can help with that as well.
Have you checked out the chatbot on our homepage? Do you want one just like it? No problem, we've partnered with Quriobot a premium chatbot software to provide chatbots to our customers. As with everything, we'll manage everything... just let us know what you want the chatbot to say and we'll make it happen.
Do you know how your social media accounts are performing? We'll provide easy to understand reports every month on your social growth so you can see what's working and what's not. We'll need your account credentials to extract the data.
Thinking about using ZooKit as your main website and need our artistic flair? We charge $250 per page to create a modern website. After delivery, you can make tweaks yourself using the drag and drop page builder or reach out to us for quick fixes.
Go live in 1-4 weeks
Nuture and perfect over time.
1. Research and Outreach
Typically 2-3 Days
We'll reach out to you within 24 hours of submission to help you get started. We'll use your website as a template to set up and create a starting point for your system.
2. Design and Development
About 1 Week
Once the scaffolding is done, we'll work with your team to start coloring in the pages with your content. Throughout this time, we'll customize, brand, and figure out exactly what you want from the ZooKit system as well as integrate our ZooAR system.
3. Printing Press and QA
About 1 Week, Delivery of QR Codes may take longer.
During this phase, you'll start your internal engines and get your team to start checking and testing the map. We’ll start running internal checks to guarantee robustness, security, and scalability in the future.
4. Go Live!
We always view this as a phase in itself due to the fact that our team has to coordinate with yours. Launching the website is not just about making it operative and accessible to anyone. It also involves injections of traffic to test the performance of the servers, reboots, etc.
A ZooTech Startup
Enjoy the benefits of technology built just for zoological organizations.
Support When You Need It
We funnel our visitors to you.
Early accesss and discounts to future products.
- Feature List
- 🏡 Promoted Profile on Zoptiks.com 🗺️ Custom Interactive Zoo Map 📆 Unlimited Points of Interest and Events 💇♂️ Customizable Templates and Themes 🎮 360 Photos and Videos Integration 🎥 Live Cam Integration ⭐ Reviews and Ratings ⛅ Managed Cloud Hosting + Global CDN 👮♂️ Built in Firewalls and Advanced Security Measures 🔗 Custom Domain 👨💻 Drag and Drop Website Builder 🎟 Link Your Ticketing System 🛒 ECommerce Integration 🚀 50,000 map views per month for free 👁️ AR Zoo Map 🐅 ZooPedia 4D Model Integration 🕸️ Google Site Kit + 3rd Party Pixels 🖥️ Zoptiks Pixel for Advanced Analytics + Built in Analytics 📲 Custom QR Code with 500 QR Code Stickers 👏 Unlimited Team Members 🚀 Lifetime Updates