Innovative new app brings history to life
03 August 2015
Innovative new 'Digital Bridgend' app brings
history to life for the whole family
Bored by the same old history tours? An innovative new
'Digital Bridgend' app from Bridgend County is set
to revolutionise how visitors to the South Wales destination
uncover its fascinating history.
The app, which is available to download to both Android and
Apple smartphones, utilises the latest augmented technology to
offer visitors to Bridgend County hours of unique
and exclusive content including videos, games, interactive treasure
hunts and more.
There are a total of 17 'experiences', set
across six locations throughout the county, from the golden coasts
of Porthcawl to the rugged Llynfi
Valley. Simply download Digital Bridgend
and the hub of your choice to your smartphone before you arrive,
head to the hub start point and open app to get started. It will
then act as your own personal tour guide, teaching you about
local history as you track
dinosaurs, smelt iron, uncover lost treasure and hunt
There's also a separate 'History Window'
feature, which allows users to gaze directly into the past to see
how some of the destination's top attractions would have looked
hundreds of years ago.
The app is free to download and is the perfect
way to keep children entertained during the summer holidays -
tapping into their love of technology while also helping them
explore the great outdoors and to learn a little something along
Karl Schmidtke, Chairman of the Bridgend Tourism
Association, said: "We are really proud and excited to unveil this
innovative destination app. We hope it encourages families to delve
into our fascinating history whilst having a great deal of fun at
the same time."
The Digital Bridgend app was created by
Bridgend County Borough Council in partnership with Visit Wales,
the European Regional Development Fund and the Heritage Lottery
Fund, while over 40 heritage organisations and community group were
involved in the app's development.
To download the app, search Digital Bridgend on
Google Play or the Apple App Store.
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