Suppose you’ve come back to your native place of Edinburgh after a long time and you’re walking down a street. You’re looking at the big buildings that have taken place of the old small homes that once stood there. You walk down to your old school where you completed your high school. But the school has been shut down and a new hospital has been opened at the place. There are many such memories, many such buildings associated with this place that you see rising on the ground when you go across those lanes. It’s like you’re living your past and present at the same time and it’s quite fascinating. Now if you wanted to show your son how the place looked like say, 30 years ago, when you lived there, how’d you show him? If you don’t have an idea, don’t worry! I have.
I’m talking about the latest iOS app called Timeline Trip Edinburgh that has been developed by Carbonbyte Ltd. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or any later version of the OS.
Timeline Trip Edinburgh is like your father, who holds your little finger and takes you through all the happenings across the entire capital and tells you what happened where and how. The stories are interesting especially when you can actually look at what he’s talking about; thanks to the beautiful illustrations and pictures they have accommodated in this application. But what are the stories about?
Well, it can be a place, a monument, a building, a person or anything that’s significant enough to be written down in the golden pages of history. And when you’re talking about an architectural heritage site like Edinburgh, the numbers are booming. There’s George Rae and there’s Castle Esplanade and then there comes The Great Plague. There are so many things to talk about that you can never get bored of it.
But the app is not just a story-book. It consists of detailed maps belonging to different time periods showing Edinburgh as it was at that moment of time. So the place where you’re standing right now, a mighty tower might have stood there sometime. Just turn on your GPS and find out. Also, you can change the transparency of these maps and find out how the whole place has evolved over the years. It’s quite fascinating and astonishing!
The user-friendly interface of the app raises your curiosity even further. Anything you wish to see, you can either find it straight in the map or check out things yearly. It’s a good way to explore things layer-by-layer and helps you understand them much easier. So whether you’ve been a good history student or not, this app will certainly help you get better at it!
The app is available for free in the App Store. So make sure you check it out!
Pros: user-friendly UI; locate yourself on maps using GPS; control transparency of maps; find interesting stories with illustrated images; lots of information; free.
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