When visiting a city or even when walking around in your home city, wouldn't it be nice if your cell phone could tell you about historical events of the location where you are standing? That is now possible, thanks to It Happened Here by Mobile Surroundings. The program uses your cell phone's uses GPS to map and list historical events, pop culture happenings, and famous movie scenes that have occurred right under your nose. It will list historical events from hundreds of years ago or as recent as last year.
The program's description states:
Are you eating at the same Philly restaurant that Bruce Willis’ anniversary scene was filmed in for The Sixth Sense? Is the liquor store you just passed the former headquarters of Boston’s leading organized crime outfit? Was the apartment building you just walked past formerly home to one of the 13 victims of the Boston Strangler? If you’ve ever been to Boston or Philadelphia and asked yourself “I wonder what happened here,” there’s now an app that will tell you all about it: It Happened Here for the iPhone and Android.
It Happened Here could be the best back-pocket self-tour guide you ever owned. The New York Times called It Happened Here “an app for serendipitous discovery” and it was named a “Best iPhone Tour App” by Travel + Leisure magazine. It Happened Here 2.1 is available for the iPhone and Android in the iTunes App Store and Android Market, respectively. Guides are $2.99 per city and include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston. The producers promise that more cities will be available soon.
It Happened Here works on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices that have a GPS. Not all iPads and Android devices have GPS so make sure your device is GPS-equipped before ordering.
More information may be found at http://www.ithappenedhere.com.
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