StreetMuseum: Looking into the Past With an IPhone App!


The Museum of London has just launched an iPhone app that makes use of its extensive art and photographic collections as well as geo tagging and Google Maps to guide users around London where, via the iPhone screen, you can look into the past! By overlaying old photos, The Museum of London gives you a unique experience, making you want to explore the hidden history of London that surrounds you.

This idea may have been inspired by the Flickr group, Looking into the Past, which has an amazing collection of photos within photos.

Museum of London: Streetmuseum is available as a free download from iTunes now. You’ll need to own a 3GS to take advantage of the augmented reality option.

Via CR

Related:
Looking Into the Past (12 Amazing Photo-in-Photos)

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Comment by Alexandra Korey on May 25, 2010 at 6:16am
Great idea. The company I work for would love to do this for Florence. So far we managed to do an augmented reality app for Tuscany (called Tuscany+, it's free on the app store) that provides information on history as well as things to do/eat etc, but the next step in AR is unquestionably this, the ability to visualize rather than READ the past. Wow!
Comment by Mr.TramueL on May 25, 2010 at 5:33am
Incredible.
Comment by stephanie on May 25, 2010 at 3:43am
Love it
Comment by Amy Wong on May 25, 2010 at 1:26am
Mmmm, another reason why you should get the iPhone!
Comment by Manuel Munoz on May 24, 2010 at 5:01pm
A very visual and original way to bring the past to present day through photography.....
Comment by sAm on May 24, 2010 at 3:08pm
Awesome!
Comment by Nagesh Seethiah on May 24, 2010 at 2:55pm
Wow, seriously awesome!
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