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Time Shutter Lite

By Omar Khan

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


“Cool… a handy tool to have whether you’re a native or a tourist”
~ San Francisco Chronicle

Using over 100 map-based vintage images taken 100 years ago, Time Shutter San Francisco puts you in the shoes of someone walking through the most beautiful city in America at the dawn of 20th century.

Time Shutter San Francisco is the perfect way to immerse oneself in the San Francisco of 100 years ago and experience it all - Market Street, Chinatown and Golden Gate Park - exactly as they were.

Whether you’re seeing San Francisco for the first time or have seen it every day of your life – Time Shutter lets you see it in an entirely new way. Lose yourself in vistas of the bay uncrossed by the Golden Gate or Bay Bridge. Stand in the exact spot as a photographer 100 years ago, and see exactly what they saw.

Here’s how it works:

You use the app’s geo-coded map to guide you on a walking tour to many of the best-known and loved locations throughout the city.

Then you hold up your phone to the scene in front of you and by sliding your finger across the screen you see how that building, beach or street looked from that exact spot 100 years ago.

Each “then and now” transition is coupled with a caption that brings you even deeper in to the past, evoking the smell of coal smoke from steam ships and the noise of saloons, while bringing out the backstory of the architecture, people and events that created these places.

The app includes:

* 146 vintage, color images of San Francisco, including all the highlights like Alcatraz, the Ferry Building, and Fisherman’s Wharf.
* Captions that explain the architecture and history of each spot, and capture the sounds, smells and textures of a century ago.
* A geo-coded map that allows you to find locations near you as you walk through the city.
* An opacity slider that lets you seamlessly overlay the old with the new.
* Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and email shareability.

Also check out the Deluxe version of San Francisco for even more stunning images!

What's New in Version 1.61

Flickr fix
Camera fix for iOS5

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Customer Reviews

Simply wonderful!

This app is conceptually simple, but elegantly executed. If you've ever visited or wanted to visit San Francisco, this app is a wonderful introduction to the city's splendid architecture. For those lucky enough to live there, it remains an important way to connect everyday sights to the deep, rich history of the area. Absolutely worth downloading!

Fun and educational

I was in sf for a quick trip with a friend and this app accommodated our photo needs perfectly. It was a lot of fun shooting, viewing, and sending what we shot. Best of all, it's actually free!!

love it!

i love this app. i love san francisco but this app gives me a whole new appreciation for the city. worth downloading. it's creator is a genius!

Time Shutter Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.61
  • Size: 13.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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