Montpellier, France – Available today on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, the ‘Vancouver, Then and Now’ app offers a journey back in time in the city of Vancouver. It allows mobile users to easily compare more than 150 old photographs from the city to recent ones, taken with the exact same shot angle. After the success of several ‘Then and Now’ apps including Paris and Montreal, Vancouver visitors and locals can now too travel back in time!
Just like for the other cities’ app, the user first defines a notification range from the home screen which then allows him to be automatically notified when getting close to an available “then and now” place. Thanks to the Find tab, the user can also locate the closest places, using the list, map or augmented reality views. He can as well look directly for a specific place by using the search tool. One of the main features for each “then and now” place allows to superpose the old photograph to the real view, using augmented reality. And it’s not only beautiful photographs, as for each place the user gets a brief historical comment or anecdote to learn more about the place’s evolution. The app content will evolve, as new spots will be added regularly to complete the app’s database.
Vancouver is a city that has changed a lot, and keeps evolving. The idea behind the Then and Now comparisons is to capture these changes to make people aware of Vancouver’s heritage. And it’s not only about the Downtown area: what’s great about this app is that you could be almost anywhere in the city and still have some then and now photos nearby said Jeremy Hood, the creator of the app content who partnered with the MyCityBefore to create the app.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 6.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Vancouver, Then and Now 2.5 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. The The app is also available for Google Play. Other apps are under construction, the next one being for the city of Toronto. For more Vancouver, Then and Now information, including videos and screenshots of the app please visit MyCityBefore online.
MyCityBefore is a French mobile company that has specialized in publishing ‘Then and Now’ applications for cities around the world. Current available cities include Paris, Barcelona and Montreal. Copyright (C) 2012 MyCityBefore. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.