Admittedly I am a bit of a history buff, I love spending weekends finding some old town and checking out the sights. I’ve always said I would like to take a walking tour or two, the only thing holding me back is that I hate being part of a crowd. I like to explore at my own pace. If only there was a way for me to know what kinds of things took place around me, without paying the guide, and having to walk in a sea of polyester pants and point and shoot cameras.
Well, HISTORY is introducing us to HISTORY Here, a new location based app that can turn your trusty iPhone into a kind of mobile tour-guide-in-your-pocket, that lets you experience the history of wherever it is you are, whenever you want to, in your own sweet time. HISTORY Here brings history to life in thousands of locations throughout the United States, so gather your crew, and take a historic walk. You might just learn something.
HISTORY Here currently has information on more than 3,500 historical locations, many of which are supplemented with exclusive videos, written content and pictures to create a dynamic visitor’s guide. For example, visitors to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge will learn that 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians cross the bridge each day and users also have access to an exclusive HISTORY video that tells the dramatic story of the Roebling family, the designers and architects who saw the project to its completion. Neat.
The HISTORY Here app can act like a virtual travel guide and provides information based on either current location or manual input of a specific destination. Users can simply tap the icons on screen to dig into a deep history of many locations and landmarks that cover our beautiful land. So make the most out of your next trip to the grocery store, and find out what happened where you live way before you got there. For free, at the i Tunes app store. Now who wouldn’t like that?