Orient Express History, a $5.99 iPad application which launched on the App Store earlier this month, promises to take iOS device owners on a tour of the most famous train in history. Best of all, you don’t even have to get up from the couch.
You can download Orient Express History now, and as mentioned, it’s an iPad-only app. For $5.99, you get 100 years of the Orient Express’s history, allowing users to become experts on the famous train in no time at all. “The story of the Orient Express is told in ten parts: from Prelude to Last Train,” developer Arjan den Boer explains. And each section features text, richly illustrated with historical images and interactive elements.
The release notes continue:
This app was born out of personal fascination of its creator, Arjan den Boer, who delved into the subject for over 10 years and started his own collection of posters, brochures and photographs. About half of the featured images come from his collection, the rest is from museums, archives, libraries, and other collectors.
As such, the app truly is a labor of love. Features include:
- Hundreds of high-quality historical photos, posters and brochures.
- Dozens of eyewitness accounts by known and unknown travelers.
- 360º panoramas of luxury sleeping and dining cars and grand stations.
- Interactive route maps and city plans from Paris to Istanbul.
- European history including the Belle Époque, WW I and the Cold War.
Interested in taking a spin? Well then, download Orient Express History now on the App Store. As mentioned, it’s optimized for the iPad, and it carries a premium (ad-free) price tag of $5.99. In order to run on your iOS device, Orient Express History requires iOS 7.0 or above, with 922 MB of free space.