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Heart of Teesdale app

Posted on October 19th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Heart of Teesdale app

A location-aware (iOS & Android) app taking you to the sites that inspired the creative talents of revered artists such as JW Turner and Sir Walter Scott.

The Heart of Teesdale (HoT) Landscape Partnership is a Heritage Lottery funded (HLF) project based in Barnard Castle in Teesdale and hosted by Durham County Council.

Features

Audio Trails was commissioned to develop an app that showcases:

– the cultural heritage of local artists, such as Turner and Cotman, and writers, such as Walter Scott

– modern artistic heritage through HoT’s Teesdale Viewmarkers project -12 modern viewmarkers placed in the landscape, and the rich (sometimes gruesome) history of Barnard Castle.

The app also contains:

– Maps and directions for 11 walking trails of varying distance and themes, with GPS tracking

– Fascinating information about historic and cultural places of interest that make Teesdale unique

– A focus on music and dialect and the importance of place … Read More »



This is Gower iOS & Android app

Posted on October 16th, by admin in Case Study, Education, Heritage apps, Mapping, oral history, Tales and musings. Comments Off on This is Gower iOS & Android app

The Gower Peninsula in Swansea is a land of history, beauty and amazing variety.

The ‘This is Gower’ app has featured on BBC’s Countryfile and Radio Wales. Scroll down to watch/listen.

There are now several resources available to help you explore Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and learn about its natural and built heritage, its archaeology and lesser-known industrial history, together with past traditions and practices.

This is Gower app

‘This is Gower’ is a location-aware guide to the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With over 80 places to explore, the app (available on iOS and Android) promotes popular locations such as Worms Head and Arthur’s Stone alongside other less well-known spots that appeal to both visitors and locals alike.

This is Gower also features 15 easy-to-follow trails varying in length and theme for users to explore – from a quick jaunt to visit … Read More »



Forest of Dean Hidden Heritage app

Posted on July 22nd, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Mapping, Photography/Video. Comments Off on Forest of Dean Hidden Heritage app

The Forest of Dean’s heritage is no longer a fading memory.

Through the power of amazing imagery, the Hidden Heritage of the Dean iOS and Android app reveals the area’s rich industrial past that was in danger of being lost forever.

In 2015 Audio Trails was commissioned by a group of passionate local historians with a life-long love of the area’s gritty past to develop an app. Bob Smith was one of those Foresters,

“As an eight year old I used to wonder around the Forest looking for signs of its mining and rail past. I felt strongly for the last 20 years that our real heritage was being obliterated, hidden and lost in pursuit of the Forest being turned into an adventure park.”

With the help of an interactive 1920s Ordnance Survey map, the GPS-triggered app guides visitors along the Forest of Dean’s ‘Family cycle trail’ – the former Severn and … Read More »



Ashdown Forest Explorer

Posted on June 21st, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Mapping. Comments Off on Ashdown Forest Explorer

The Ashdown Forest Explorer iOS app is the essential guide to exploring the home of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Ashdown Forest is the largest public access space in the South East of England, attracting at least 1.5 million visitors a year.  On account of its heathland and populations of many rare species, it is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  It also lies at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is ‘home’ to one of the world’s most famous fictional creatures, Winnie-the-Pooh.

Despite this, visitors often find it difficult to orientate themselves when they arrive at any of the 44 car parks located across the Forest’s 10 square miles.

The Ashdown Forest Explorer iOS app locates you in the Forest and offers ten walking trails to help you explore all corners of the Forest. Why not follow in the footsteps of Pooh, visit the Airman’s Grave or … Read More »



Rufford Abbey app

Posted on April 28th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Mapping. Comments Off on Rufford Abbey app

Walk through the centuries at Rufford Abbey.

Rufford Abbey is the best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. It was later incorporated into part of a 17th century mansion, set in the beautiful grounds of what is now Rufford Country Park.

Use the iOS and Android apps to explore some of Rufford’s hidden history as you walk around the modern day country park.

You can play our Tree Trail iSpy game and take a unique souvenir photo of your visit using one of our special photo frames. The app also contains a timeline picture gallery.

“I was initially a bit nervous about commissioning a phone app to help visitors explore the history of our site.  I feared being confused by technobabble. To my relief, Dan didn’t overwhelm me with smartphone and developer jargon. He explained the development … Read More »





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