Historical iMarkers for iPhone Puts History in Your Pocket & Gives Back
Dripping Springs, Texas – Dzine Apps, LLC, announces the release of Historical iMarkers(TM), an exciting new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Historical iMarkers is an application that helps users connect with the past by being a rich source of history that can be taken anywhere. The app provides historical roadside marker descriptions and information using the most comprehensive historical marker database currently available. Plus, Dzine Apps is helping to preserve this history by donating a portion of the app’s sale proceeds to contributing historical organizations.
The Historical iMarkers app essentially puts a bit of history in users’ pockets, giving them portable access to data on more than 129,000 local, state and national historical markers. Data comes from participating State Historical Preservation Offices (SHPO), the National Register of Historical Places, as well as sites and regular users who contribute information – and Dzine Apps is adding new markers every day!
Using GPS, the app displays nearby historical markers or lets users easily search for markers within a specific area or intended route. Once a marker is chosen from the map or list view, its description can be read or the user can have the app read the information aloud, making it handy while driving or for letting a group of people listen.
There are relevant links and information included with each marker so users can expand their knowledge base of a plaque’s historical significance and the area that it covers. Users are able to share any of the information via email from within the app or bookmark markers for easy retrieval.
Some of the Historical iMarkers features include:
* Easy to use interface
* GPS enabled technology shows nearby historical road markers
* Set the “radar” to a 10, 25 or 50 mile radius
* Drag the map along your route to see upcoming markers or plan a trip
* Share historical marker information from within the app via email
* Bookmark your favorite historical markers for future reference
* Get step-by-step directions to the historical marker location with one simple tap
* Search for markers by state, city or marker title/keywords
* Research marker information with convenient links to contributor and other useful web sites
* Use the Text-to-speech (TTS) engine to “read” to you when driving or in a group setting
* All updates and new markers are available at no additional charge
As an introductory offer, Dzine Apps is selling the Historical iMarkers app for only $0.99 (USD). Pricing will increase to $1.99 after the introductory period. To further the cause of historical preservation, the developers are giving back to the app’s contributing historical organizations by donating a portion of the app’s sale proceeds.
* iPhone and iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 60.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Historical iMarkers 1.0.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category (search: iMarkers). Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Dzine Apps is inspired to create intriguing applications that harness the unique opportunities and evolving technologies in smart phones and mobile devices while providing useful, insightful and entertaining functionality. Dzine Apps was founded in 2009 by Keith and Angie Jordan. With extensive experience in web development and graphic design, they bring a wealth of ideas and talents to their new company. For more information, visit the company’s website. Copyright (C) 2011 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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