Many of you will know that Neil Smith, the former tech guru at fotoLibra, and I have been working on a set of iPhone apps.
The first one was released yesterday.
It’s called Aaron’s Time Machine: London Lyte! and it’s FREE!
Go to Apple’s iTunes store, then go to App Store > Books > Aaron’s Time Machine: London Lyte! and click on Get App.
Oh — you need to have an iPhone or an iPod Touch. It works all around the world, but it’s even better when you’re physically in the City of London.
We’ll very soon be launching the full London version, which covers the Great Wen from Primrose Hill to Chelsea, from Deptford to Victoria Park, and contains 160 fascinating, scary, surprising and frankly unbelievable events that have shaped London over the past two millennia. That app will carry a minute price tag.
Then in fairly quick succession will come Aaron’s Time Machine: New York; Paris; Rome; Chicago; Athens; San Francisco; Berlin and maybe more.
It’s listed under Books because it’s a true born ebook — it couldn’t have existed in print format. The full version is a non-linear book (you can read it in whatever order you choose) with 160 ‘pages’ and one huge illustration — if the map was printed out it would measure 8 feet wide by 6 feet 4 inches deep (266 x 193 cm). A tricky print job.
Here’s what you see when the free version loads:
You click on a red dot, it spins and the map flips to tell you the event that happened on that spot. Wow.
Touch the button on the bottom right, and if you’re in the locality, the map flips to show you where you are on the present day map. Wow. Wow.
Get it now!
And please let us know what you think.