Friday, 2 July 2010

Is there an app for that?

While I don't personally have an iphone, (I went android instead) there loads of fun apps for the iphone from archives and museums. There a list of apps here but these are some of my favourites:

The John Murray Archive app (for iphone) from the NLS

This app gives you information about the 7 generations of the publishing dynasty and "includes audio-visual introductions, zoomable images, audio descriptions and collection galleries so you can discover and enjoy just some of the hundreds of thousands of items in this unique collection."

This isn't publicly available yet but the idea is to allow users to view historical maps of their real-time location on their smartphone.

**Update** This is now available for public download and its free through the itunes store.

TNA app (for iphone)
This app from the national archives gives users a selection of images from the archives with the option to order prints of them as well as some background information and historical context.

6 comments:

Karlyn Sutherland 24 August 2010 at 14:21  

Walking Through Time is now available for public download (and for FREE!) from the app store.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/walking-through-time-edinburgh/id381528712?mt=8

We're really excited, and would be thrilled if you lovely folks would download it and give it a go! All feedback welcome.

Karlyn

Kiara King 25 August 2010 at 14:03  

Hi Karlyn,

Thanks for letting me know, I'll update the post and check it out myself.

Kiara

floral canvas 17 April 2012 at 09:46  

What a brilliant post, thanks so much for sharing this with us!

canvas art print 9 May 2012 at 11:54  

Love this, can't wait to hear some more. Thank you!

canvas prints 11 May 2012 at 09:47  

Haha well there's an app for just about everything now days isn't there!

Jack 14 May 2012 at 16:06  

I agree, there really is an app for everything! Where would we be without these smart phones?

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