Version 2.0

Windows Phone 7

What can you do on the Historypin app?

  • Explore the Historypin map - the Historypin map has 1000s of images and stories pinned to it and the app allows you to browse this by date and location, using your location to find the nearest content, or exploring remotely.
  • Explore the streets - holding your phone up to the street, the app uses your camera view to display nearby images. By selecting the image, it can be overlaid onto the modern view to create an historical comparison, which you can toggle or fade between.
  • Read stories and recollections - all stories shared can be accessed through the app.
  • Capture a modern moment of history - images taken with the app are immediately pinned to the Historypin map, with any titles and stories you add. Images can also be added from your phone’s albums.
  • Digitise an old photo - take photos of old pictures as an easy alternative to scanning them, then add photo details and pin them directly to the Historypin map.
  • Take modern equivalents of old classics - when exploring historic content, you can snap exact contemporary replicas
  • Browse Collections from anywhere - you can explore selected Collections from
  • Shake history up - a simple shake of the app brings up a random piece of content from anywhere in the world

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