By A&E Television Networks Mobile
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HISTORY Here™ is an interactive, location-based guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States, brought to you by HISTORY®. Use the app to learn the history around your neighborhood, when you visit someplace new or if you're just feeling curious while sitting on the couch! Set the app to notify when you're close to historical points of interest and you'll uncover the hidden history that's all around us.
HISTORY Here™ is compatible with Apple Watch. Use the Apple Watch to be notified when you're near historical points of interest and quickly save them to your bookmarks. Enable the HISTORY Here Glance for a quick look of places around you.
Get the facts about the history that's all around you, including architecture, museums, battlefields, monuments, famous homes and much more! And now, you can explore TOURS, a new feature that use locations as a way to learn about historical themes and topics, such as Marilyn Monroe's Hollywood, Civil War Atlanta and Al Capone's Chicago.
WE ARE ADDING MORE POINTS OF INTEREST ALL THE TIME. Know a place that's not listed in the app? Use the Suggest a Place feature to submit it to the HISTORY editorial team.
* Apple Watch support
* Location-based notifications on iPhone and Apple Watch
* Thousands of exclusive points of interest, written by the history experts at HISTORY®.
* Select your current location with GPS or search any location across the country.
* Tap Surprise Me! to see a random location somewhere in the U.S.
* Display historic locations in a zoomable, map-based view or in a scrolling list.
* Share the locations you find with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
* Get distances and driving or walking directions to points of interest.
What's New in Version 3.1
HISTORY Here and Apple Watch go great together! This version is compatible with Apple Watch. And, whether you have an Apple Watch or not, now you can be notified when you’re near historical points of interest.
•Set Notifications to alert you any time you’re near history or only when walking
•Check out My Places for a running list of places you’ve encountered and a place to bookmark your favorites.
Cool App, but needs a little work.
This is a great app with wonderful potential, but it seems to have limited info still and needs a little more work to get some kinks out.
I tried to submit a place, but the process was very buggy. I had to flip back and forth between a web browser, note pad and History Here to get all the info typed in and it would sometimes crash between switches before I could get all the info loaded. In addition, it kept reverting the location to my address rather than the one I was typing in, even though I never hit the "use my current location" button. It would not allow me to paste anything into the "historical significance" field, but I finally figured out that it was because my description had a return in it and the field must not accept a return character. Once I made it one long, giant paragraph, I was able to paste. Otherwise, it seems to be a nice app and I think I'll have fun exploring.
New places with questionable history, but missing historical places
I live in a somewhat historical city, with Civil War and American Revolution places and a deep background. As I sit here looking around on my area map I find very few thumbtacks, with a lot of missing ones but oddly there are thumbtacks for a racetrack. Yeah the racetrack is important to locals and tourists but there is nothing historical about it. There are other useless thumbtacks too of new locations with questionable historical relevance. Just because a museum (which focuses on modern art) has a few old pieces doesn't make it historical. The app should have been populated First with the historical markers database and buildings of historical significance listed in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, plus battlefields and plantations...then go from there. Modern sports facilities - they don't matter.
I've lived in the middle of nowhere my whole life in a place where history happened in other, more exciting places. There's not a whole lot for my area, but it was a nice surprise to see that there was something that connected the places I know to real history—people I'd actually been taught about.
It's also nice that it isn't location dependent like other apps I've used. While it pulls up what's around you, you can also search other places, or tell it to surprise you with something random. Great app!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Apr 20, 2015
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 15.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: A&E Television Networks Mobile
- © 2015 A+E Networks
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.