How do you learn about the world’s first railway town that has now been absorbed by the 1960s new town of Milton Keynes? Why, download the MK Trails app of course!
“Imagine a geometric pattern of raw, red brick, made up of long straight streets of terraced houses criss-crossing each other…the whole plumped down in the middle of gently undulating green fields and cornlands…and you have a rough bird’s eye view of my home town, Wolverton”
Greta Barker, Buckinghamshire Born
A town of modest red brick terraces, Wolverton is nevertheless unique as the world’s first ‘railway town’. It was built by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in the 1830s to house its workshops and workers.
Welcome To…Milton Keynes
Working with Milton Keynes Living Archive and Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council, Audio Trails have developed a smartphone app based upon their Welcome To…Native app software. The MK Trails: Wolverton app guides visitors and locals around some … Read More »
The Highland Folk Museum, Britain’s first open air museum, has many fascinating stories to tell.
As visitors explore the 30 buildings they get a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s.
Now visitors can also join Alan Crawford and listen to his story ‘In the Land of the Glittering Wood Moss’ and go on a magical journey into the past to discover why Scottish ancient woodland is so special.
Each chapter of the story is played automatically to visitors mobile devices as they move through the 1 mile site.
How is it done?
The story is delivered using Audio Trails’ GPS Tour Guide app software for iOS and Android, which focusses purely on the delivery of audio. Accordingly, visitors don’t even need to take their device out of their pocket or bag to use it!
With no screen distractions, visitors can breathe in the … Read More »
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.
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 »
As Mac user for many years I had never really entertained the idea of switching from iPhone to Android as my main device, but on a bit of a whim I found myself changing sides.
You won’t be surprised to hear that I love tech and in the past I liked having the latest iPhone as the new functionality it held within offered exciting new possibilities. I have had my iPhone5s for some time now and the reason for this is that the technology inside it is more than adequate for my needs. When my contract ran out I had no intention of upgrading to an newer iPhone, although a larger screen size did appeal. I also vowed I would buy my next phone outright rather than be a slave to the contract.
In recent months we’ve made some really nice … Read More »
The reservoirs and surrounding landscape of the South Pennines provide a fantastic place for recreation and wildlife. These reservoirs also have a fascinating history that you can discover when you download the FREE South Pennines Reservoirs Trails app.
For 2016 the app has been given a visual overhaul and two new trails have been added.
Google Play review:
Excellent app, great to see support for these areas. I enjoy doing some of these walks around moorland reservoirs and this app is a fantastic addition to the experience and will also open up new area for me to explore. 5/5 top marks and thank you to the people with the vision to create this.
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The app is based upon our Welcome to app software and includes an interactive GPS map, walking trails and … Read More »