[Android] Explore historic locations around you or at other places with History HereNovember 9, 2012 1 Email article | Print article
History Here is an application that will give you information on historical sites around you. This app is great for people who are constantly on the move and want to learn more about their surroundings. It is also a good app for people who are traveling and want to become more familiar with the locations they are in.
What is it and what does it do
The main purpose of this app is to give people an inside scoop on historical sites they might not even know exist. There is complete and up to date information so you can always know the specifics of the historical sites.
- Thousands of historical locations
- Information written by historical experts
- Find sites through GPS or search all the way across the country
- Customizable search to find points of interest
- View images and video
- View locations in map view or list view
- Share locations with friends
- Some locations lack a good selection of data
- Doesn’t work outside USA
History Here is an app developed and designed by the History Channel. As a result, the information that is displayed to you is very accurate and easily verifiable. This is because the information is written by historical experts that have been studying in the field. This information will extend across thousands of historical locations all over the country. This makes it easy to find locations no matter where you live or how uninteresting you think your area may be
How you find locations can be entirely based on your convenience. History Here can scan your location and display you historical sites that are close by. However, you can also look at sites anywhere in the country. This is great because it means you can always find information on a site no matter what your interests are. When searching, you can customize it so you can find the exact type of content you are looking for. This is great because the discovering function will cater to anybody who uses the app.
Once you search for historical sites, you can have two different views when browsing. You can have a simple map view, or a simple list view. This will help you easily locate the sites so you can get to them quickly. Once you find a point of interest you like you can view popular images and videos of the location. If the History Channel has any footage on the location, you will get to view the video content right in the app. Additionally, you can share any location with your friends through all the popular means.
There is one major downfall of the app however. There is a severe lack of data for certain locations. You my think that this is because there isn’t much history in that place, but this is not always the case. This app fails to display historical sites that should absolutely be listed. However, the developers have stated that they are constantly adding new locations.
Conclusion and download link
Overall, this app shows quite a bit of promise. It is a fantastic start to great application. The best part is that the information has the credentials behind it so you know it is reliable. While the app may be a little rocky in certain areas of the country, it certainly has the potential to evolve into a real five-star app.
Version reviewed: 1.2
Requires: Android 2.2 and up
Download size: 2mb