As part of Tring 700 initiative – celebrating the heritage of 700 years of Tring as a market town – Tring Together wanted to create a Heritage Trail that introduces visitors to sites of historical interest around the town.
Audio Trails were commissioned to create an HLF-funded location-aware app for iOS and Android, and an education pack. Both the app and education pack contain information and fun activity points along the trails. The app includes our fun SUPERimpose feature – allowing you to take photos that match historic archive photos – creating your own ‘Then & Now’ collection.
The education pack can be used on its own or to complement the Tring app. The pack supports curriculum planning and activity suggestions are relevant to a range of learning outcomes in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Audio Trails were chosen for the project because … Read More »
A MILLION thanks, you’ve done a fantastic job for us. Your amazing support, patience and endeavours created the perfect app!!
Liz Dutch, Clerk Llansteffan and Llanybri CC
The historic village of Llanybri stands proudly astride the Llansteffan peninsula, separating the Rivers Tȃf and Tywi which flow into Carmarthen Bay. Generations of settlers and travelers have left their mark on this farming community, contributing to its rich and colourful heritage.
The location-aware app (universally available for Android and iOS devices) contains offline mapping and three trails to follow. Immerse yourself in personal stories attached to landmarks you pass along the coast, the pilgrim pathways and the farming hinterland. You will also hear how Dylan Thomas relied on the ferryman to visit friends and relatives in the Llansteffan locality, whether the pilgrim’s graves are legend or fact and where iron-age remains have been found.
Newcastle Emlyn hasn’t always been a pretty little market town. A letter to the Editor of the Western Mail paints a rather sorry picture of life here in the late 19th century.
It has been a pleasure to work with you on our project, you were very helpful and came up with fabulous ideas and the end product is absolutely wonderful and should ensure that people over the world can read and hear about Newcastle Emlyn. A very big thank you for a very professional finish.
Hazel Evans, Newcastle Emlyn Town Council
This GPS-triggered trail focuses upon those darker times; stories that have been painstakingly collected by local historian Ken Jones and brought together in this bilingual app. View lovely archive images of Newcastle Emlyn and listen to Ken reveal gory local stories that include where the last fatal duel in Wales took … Read More »
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.
The interactive heritage app also invites people to get involved – when visitors are at one of the historic … Read More »
In 2011 we developed the ‘Official Yorkshire Dales National Park‘ app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian. In its first week the iPhone app alone was downloaded 1448 times.
On the back of that success the National Park Authority asked us to upgrade the iPhone and Android apps to include twice as many walking routes, cycling routes and places to visit. Nearly 8300 people downloaded the new iPhone update in the first fortnight of its release!
The Yorkshire Dales National Park has released a free iPhone app aimed at maxing out your enjoyment of the area and including a load of stuff including a selection of walks and cycling routes.
Click on the places of interest and a whole list of local attractions comes up, complete with text information and an image. If you want to know even more, there’s generally a link … Read More »