Monday, 11 November 2013

Appy Trails!

If you fancy graduating from a Time Team watching armchair archaeologist to a slightly more active one, then it's well worth looking into the new free Archwilio App, created by the four Welsh archaeological Trusts. The app can be downloaded for Android. You can read quite a detailed article about it on the BBC website.

After trying it out, the historical descriptions are interesting, but many entries lack photographs, although this isn't really a problem if you are physically at the site, and want to get some written information about what you are seeing. You can, in fact, submit photos once you have registered with the app. One slightly off-putting feature is the unpleasant sound effect that plays when you tap an item. Hopefully the app will be improved with user feed-back.

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