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Norwich Heritage app – unlocking the city

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Norwich Heritage app – unlocking the city

The ‘Norwich: Heritage City’ heritage app is designed to help you explore Norwich’s great heritage and hidden history spanning 1,000 years.

Interactive heritage app

The heritage app is ideal for visitors as well as residents who wish to explore more of their city, and can be used on the go or as a planning tool for trips to Norwich, in order to discover more of the city’s history and culture. Users can explore historic buildings and places around their location, via a map view or by simply browsing through the heritage sites. Overseas visitors to the city can take advantage of the heritage app, as once downloaded it can be used offline, including the detailed street maps, and so does not incur roaming charges.

Screenshots from the Norwich Heritage apps (iPhone and Android)

The interactive heritage app also invites people to get involved – when visitors are at one of the historic sites they can check-in to receive a badge, and if they’re a keen explorer they’ll earn group badges for visiting themed sets of buildings. Users can also share their trip with friends via Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. The heritage app will be updated regularly, with future updates including more historic places, churches and museums and badges.

Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of HEART, said: “Norwich has heritage resources of international stature but few are aware of just how outstanding the city is. These include the Norwich 12 – the finest set of iconic historic buildings in the whole country representing the development of the English City over the last millennium. The ‘Norwich: Heritage City’ smartphone app shows off this amazing heritage to new audiences, encouraging visitors to explore more of Norwich’s incredible historic assets and hopefully playing a small part in helping to get this globally significant heritage resource onto the radar of a wider audience.”

Download the iPhone heritage app

Download the Android heritage app

“Audio Trails’ commitment to creating great user experiences and their experience creating GPS enabled applications provided us with a user friendly heritage app that encourages physical visits of Norwich’s heritage sites, rather than replaces them.

They have an invaluable appreciation of how the physical world and digital technology can work together to tell stories, and have created an iOS and Android heritage app that appeals to both visitors to, and residents of, the city.”

Christopher Wilson, Norwich Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust

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