Timeline Trip London, a new iOS app that launched on the App Store this weekend, offers iOS device owners the chance of stepping back in time and learning about England’s capital city as it was in years gone by. Using a clever combination of chronologically-presented information and GPS awareness, the app really does bring history to life for iOS device owners.
You can download Timeline Trip London free of charge on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Once installed on your handset, you can set a year to explore and may begin navigating historic maps of the city on your smartphone or tablet. The app, as of this writing, seems to span all the way back to the Tudor period, and it details notable events including The Great Fire of London, the Victorian era, and World War II. Because the application is written by actual tour guides based in London, you can be assured that the information relayed in Timeline Trip is both accurate and interesting.
Over in the app’s release notes, developer Carbonbyte LTD explains:
Do you know … why Henry VIII’s daughter was called Bloody Mary? Which Tudor building survives among the skyscrapers? Who was exhumed to have their head cut off? What inspired Darwin? Or how Londoners slept during the Second World War?
Travel through time and get to know London in a different way. Use GPS and walk the old maps to discover the secrets, legends, characters and stories from different eras of London, the Tudors, the Great Fire, the Victorian Era, World War II or XXI century London.
The app features more than 600 illustrations and “dozens of interesting stories divided into years and categories,” according to the developer. Its GPS integration is a smart move, too.
- Written by the best tour guides in the city.
- Button to change the transparency of the maps and see how it has changed.
- Divided into years and categories
- With GPS tracking allows you to locate yourself on the map.
- Translated into English and Spanish
Timeline Trip London clearly offers iOS device owners one of the best (and most interesting) ways of getting to know England’s fine capital city. You can download the application now on the App Store: as mentioned, it’s available free of charge and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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