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 »
Heritage trails upgrade
Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council commissioned us to expand their Heritage Trails website. We were asked to transform three paper-based heritage trails into English and Welsh audio guides and create two new trails from scratch. We interviewed members of all the local communities and used short oral reminiscence sound bites to bring the story of four heritage trails to life. Further soundbites were compiled into an audio database for all the blue plaques in the borough.
A ghostly guide
We undertook a different approach for the Hirwaun heritage trail. Here, a fictional ghostly guide was created to reveal how this quiet village has changed since the huge ironworks was closed down. Illustrative PDF maps were created for each trail.
Heritage Trails app
All five audio trails, plus the blue plaque sites were embedded into a bilingual heritage trails app that is available to … Read More »