An app tells you about historical context of your surrounding

An app tells you about historical context of your surrounding

We’ve seen a number of different location-based apps that show content related to your current location, usually pulling information from sites like Wikipedia. The HISTORY Channel doesn’t need third-party sources since it is the content producer itself, thus their new iPhone app, HISTORY Here, shows unique details about historical sites in your vicinity (or some other location you’ve selected).

Available as a free download, the application has information on more than 3,500 historical locations across the U.S. Among the content you’ll get are exclusive video footage, written content as well as pictures. For instance, visitors to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge will learn that 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians cross the bridge each day and will have access to exclusive HISTORY video that tells the story of the Roebling family, the designers and architects who saw the project to its completion. San Francisco visitors to Alcatraz will feel history come alive listening to audio interviews with former prisoners. And those who visit the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) will view behind-the-scenes footage showing what it takes to maintain and operate one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.

Sharing element also comes included so you can easily tell your friends and followers about your endeavors via Facebook, Twitter and email. Pretty cool, don’t you think?

HISTORY Here (FREE) [iTunes link]

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