By Dzine Apps, LLC
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Historical iMarkers™ puts history in your pocket! If you’ve ever passed a historical marker and wondered what it said, then this app is a must-have. iMarkers contains the most complete roadside marker database available. Click "...More" to learn why you should download the app today and start enriching your life with history!
Featured by Apple as “New & Noteworthy” in the Reference Category! Purchase this app for only 99¢ and we’ll donate a portion of the price to contributing organizations to help fund marker programs. This is an introductory price, so download the app now.
Make everywhere you go a learning experience! iMarkers is fun, intriguing and educational for the whole family.
★★★★★ “This is a great app. Perfect for traveling, but also great for getting to know what is in your own back yard. It is also a great tool for planning a trip or outing. I highly recommend it! It really puts history and geography at your fingertips. I'm buying it for my kid’s phones too.” - Carol M.
★★★★★ “Great App! Super fun for road trips and great for discovering historical hot spots close to home. Love it!” - Sal Pal
On a road trip with your family, you venture into new territory. You notice a several roadside markers but don’t pull over to read them. Later you learn the importance of the area and regret not stopping. Thanks to iMarkers, you'll never miss another historical marker.
iMarkers is the most comprehensive marker database and the only app to combine official markers from participating State Historical Preservation Offices with markers from the National Register of Historic Places and volunteer organizations. Plus, more markers are added each week!
And it’s simple to use. The app determines your location and displays a list or map showing the markers in your vicinity. Adjust your radar to expand the area shown on the map or use your fingers to zoom in or out, then drag to explore other areas. Simply tap a marker pin to read its historical significance, or the app will read aloud when you’re driving or in a group setting.
Each marker description screen includes handy links that make it easy to get directions to the plaque, bookmark it for future reference or email it to share with a friend. Convenient links to sponsoring organizations and other popular reference sites let you further expand your historical research.
iMarkers is packed with features:
• GPS enabled technology shows nearby historical road markers
• Set the radar to a 10, 25 or 50 mile radius
• Drag the map along your route to see upcoming markers or plan a trip
• Share marker information from within the app via email
• Bookmark your favorite markers for future reference
• Get step-by-step directions to the marker’s location with one tap
• Search for markers by state, city or title
• Research marker information with links to contributor and other useful web sites
• Text-to-speech engine will read aloud when driving or in a group setting
• Portion of the proceeds go back to official contributing organizations
Dzine Apps, LLC wishes to thank the contributing SHPOs, organizations and people for their contribution to the Historical iMarkers app. A special thanks to the Texas Historical Commission for their support and H. Watson for inspiring this project.
Please contact email@example.com for more information or to add a marker program to our database.
Historical iMarkers relies upon contributing organizations, web sites and individuals for historical marker data and realizes that marker text or GPS coordinates may not be 100% accurate. Dzine Apps is not responsible for inaccurate marker information; however, if you find a marker with inaccurate information or coordinates, please help us update our database by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct information.
Historical iMarkers is a registered trademark of Dzine Apps, LLC.
Great app for long drives in historic areas
I bought this app because I'm always driving by historic markers and rarely have the time to stop and read them. I had actually been thinking that just such an app needed to be developed when I thought to look for it. I'd give it 5 stars but for three things: as someone already mentioned, the zoom function is wonky on the iPhone (I want it to really zoom in to where I am when I tap on the locator icon - what it usually does is give about a 15-20 mile range and in Maryland/Virginia, that gives a LOT if little red dots to sort through); no way to indicate missing signs. Finally the geo-locator often seems to not work at all - I'll tap it and it will still show me in a location I was hours ago or worse, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Marking the markers
Works great, but we have run across a few that we're not in the right place. This app also needs a separate bookmark option that will list the markers we have seen on a different list than the normal bookmarks. Also, the dots of the markers we have seen should change to another color so that it is easier to visualize what is left to see on the map. I will be sending an email with corrections when I return home. Other than minor tweaks, this is a valuable app to have of looking for historical markers.
Great App! I
I really like this app (I'm used to the "feature" limitations with the GPS/Maps on the iPhone). I'm a Geocacher (massive scavenger hunt hobby using GPS units), and I like to place educational caches for people to find. I especially like to place caches related to historical events in the local area. This app will make it much easier to locate / find historical sites and plaques.
So, I would like to recommend this app to all geocachers to make interesting geocaches.
I have one suggestion for improvement if the the database of sites/plaques will allow it. Could you have the pin colors differ by type of site? For example: Yellow for a historic district, Green for historic buildings, Red for stand alone information plaques (ie Historic battlefields).
Again, thanks for a great app, and I'm looking forward to more improvement....