By Radical Robot
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Discover historic landmarks, notable events and famous people near you. The Open Plaques iPhone app will allow you to locate all the commemorative plaques currently available on the openplaques.org website within 50kms of your current location and to view the inscriptions and images of those plaques.
Open Plaques is a companion app to the openplaques.org website. Open Plaques is a service that aims to map and provide data about all the commemorative plaques and stone engravings marking moments in history that can be found across the UK and worldwide.
What's New in Version 1.01
Performance Enhancements and Bug Fixes. This version reduces the amount of load time both at initial startup and subsequent starts. This version also significantly improves the speed of the load of data into the database. The date plaques were erected are now visible where available.
A useful app for the idle wanderer!
This may not show all blue plaques but you can find enough to keep you interested as you wander around a known/unfamiliar area. Great for free! Thank you.
Appreciate this is free but expected ability to add plaques etc, especially as this is crowd sourced data. Would greatly increase coverage if this was possible. Guess site API needs to get sorted 1st? Selected one plaque to view details but now can't see any others in all of UK! Needs a refresh button. Great potential though, love the project.
No plaques in York
Seems unlikely that there are no plaques in York at all. I've personally seen quite a few. Nice idea, but I suspect biased to the south