Tuesday 10 December 2013

Walkabout St Ives - An Interactive Guide

Walkabout St Ives

Walkabout St Ives is an Apple i-Phone and i-Pad app that uses a mixture of archive film, art, photography and storytelling to explore St Ives' social history and cultural heritage.

Local artist Naomi Frears and fifth generation St Ives fisherman Chris (Bish) Care provide a narrative, sharing their memories and stories from living and working here.

Archive film across the years - some from as early as 1904 - brings to life moments in history mapped to locations around the town. The app was developed with help from St Ives Archive and other local arts and history organisations.

The smart bit is that it is "location aware" - using GPS to match features to your location. An interactive map or a visual guide can take you to the next place of interest - or you can wander around at will.

If you are not in St Ives - "browse mode" provides a virtual tour - you can browse through the content at home or anywhere else - and see the locations without actually being there.

It costs just £1.99 and can be downloaded from:
Walkabout St Ives - The App Store

More information about the app can be found on:
Walkabout St Ives - Features

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