OCCHS offers mobile ‘app’ to past for owners of Apple devices
Modern technology is making it easier to share Old Colorado City's past.
The Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) has developed and launched a mobile application that allows users of the Apple-made iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices to take a free, self-guided walking tour.
The product uses satellite-guided, Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities. A free “virtual tour” will be offered at the OCCHS' History Center, 1 S. 21st Street, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m., a press release states.
Users of the mobile “app” will be guided to 14 points of interest along the avenue between 21st and 29th streets and receive “a historical overview, informational highlights, story text, map, resource and early photographs pulled from the History Center's photo archive,” the release also states.
The app can be downloaded online by going to the iTunes app store and entering “Old Colorado City.”
The OCCHS partnered with NeoTreks (a Colorado Springs company), whose previous mobile apps include battlefield guides for the Civil War Preservation Trust.
The OCCHS hopes eventually to expand its mobile-app capability to the Android system.
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