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Memory Box Stories Remembers The Past Through Audio And Photographs

There are plenty of apps that help users keep track of their own memories, and those of their family. Memory Box Stories has a slightly different purpose. It serves as a digital archive designed to collect and share personal stories about the past from around the world. The free app first came on the scene in February, and focuses on stories from around the United Kingdom. In version 2.0, it has been completely redesigned for iOS 7, and now includes 80 audio-visual stories going as far back as 1935. Featured stories come from children’s author David Almond, author and former U.K. cabinet minister, Tony Benn, and crime writer, Mari Hannah. The current Memory Box Stories guest editor is Sean O’Brien, an award-winning poet and novelist. [caption id="attachment_466805" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Memory Box Stories, iPad Memory Box Stories, iPad[/caption] Full 2.0 features include:
  • A complete re-write of our app from the ground up designed for iOS 7
  • This update requires the iOS 7 software update, download to your device before updating our app
  • iOS 7 features throughout app including AirDrop, transparency and visuals
  • New features section with editors choice and featured stories
  • Interactive timeline scroller to see stories through decades
  • 10 exciting new categories to sort stories by including adventure, entertainment, events and more
  • See new stories from our partners in collections
  • Even more stories to listen and view offline
  • Each story is now an audio visual instead of video
  • View map view in satellite or standard view
  • Portrait mode in iPhone, landscape mode in iPad
  • Retina graphics throughout
  • Story viewing is faster and smoother
  • See a map of the story on each view
  • Play and pause the story at your leisure
  • Share stories using share sheet to Twitter, Facebook etc
  • Reduced file size considerably
Memory Box Stories is definitely worth a look, especially if you are from, or interested in, the U.K. For the rest of us, the app will include 20 new stories from around the world before the end of 2013. The universal Memory Box Stories is available in the App Store.
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