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London – A Cit…

4.5 (75)
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London – A City Through Time is a brilliant app that takes you through London’s long and turbulent past. The ‘Timeline’ section is the app’s centrepiece and is a wonderful piece of design, showing a visual chronological history of key periods, events and people in London over the past 2,000 years – find out about fires, battles, plagues, kings and queens and much more. Clicking on the musical note (top right) will even play you some evocative music from each period. The ‘Audio visual history’ section introduces you to archive videos, old London maps and panoramic views. The ‘Browse by Subject’ section links to a huge archive of information about London and it’s people. We think that the app would benefit from some new content and updates (for example, the audio tours section is quite limited and the map and ‘History on the Tube’ sections could be added to and improved). But overall this is a lovely app made by people who obviously have a genuine passion for London and its past. As with it’s companion version for the iPhone, the ‘Timeline’ section alone is well worth the purchase price.

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***BEST OF APP STORE 2012*** “London: A City Through Time” is neither coffee-table book nor guide nor map, but a nearly endless fusion of all three in a digital application, or “app”—nearly 2,000 years in the life of one of the world’s great cities.  Even diehard... Read More...

***BEST OF APP STORE 2012***

“London: A City Through Time” is neither coffee-table book nor guide nor map, but a nearly endless fusion of all three in a digital application, or “app”—nearly 2,000 years in the life of one of the world’s great cities.  Even diehard Londoners are destined to discover something new – The Economist

“The best London history app we’ve ever seen” The Londonist

Whether a native Londoner, moving-in or just passing through, ‘London – A City Through Time’ is the perfect companion. Probably the most advanced and complete portrait of London ever produced, it offers an indispensable reference to the 2000-year history of the world’s most complex city. It boasts over 6000 articles on the capital’s museums, statues, buildings, streets, trades, people, parks, rivers and more. Over 2000 rare prints and photographs. Thirty-five video documentaries and clips from the archives of the Pathé movie library.

Historic panoramas of the city from the 17th Century to the 19th Century – all viewable as high-definition zoomable images, plus 70 gyro-controlled 360º views of the capital’s grandest sites. There are wonderfully detailed spinable artefacts from the Museum of London. It has audio tours to the haunts and hideaways of robbers and royalty from London’s official Blue Badge guides, and a unique history by tube stop section to let you know what’s above ground when your under it. Linking everything is a synchronised time-line to help navigate with unprecedented ease through every aspect of London’s deep and amazing history.

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