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Version 1.2

Content Rating 4+


CodeGrind AB

Education, Travel

GBP 0.00

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Ancient Phalasarna is located on the west coast of Crete. The Phalasarna situated simulation tells the dramatic story of this fascinating city based on the archaeological findings and written sources. If you are traveling in this area you should download the app and visit Ancient Phalasarna (50 km west of Chania).

Move around on the archaeological site with your iPhone or iPad and explore the current ruins and remains and compare with their realtime 3D reconstructions.

You will experience Ancient Phalasarna as it may have looked in 330 BC when the fortified harbour was built with Persian funding to prevent Alexander the Great’s empire from further expansion. You can also witness the Roman attack on Phalasarna in 69 BC when Phalasarna had become a port for pirates.

In the app you can use Snapshot to take parallel photos of both the real and the virtual environment and then share online. You can also test your knowledge about the site with the built–in quiz, as well as consult the MapView for easy navigation.

NB! The Phalasarna app is location–based and works only when you are physically at Ancient Phalasarna. Download the app for free before you leave home or at your local hotel, to avoid roaming charges and limited cellular bandwidth.

Release notes

• Fixed an issue with device orientation occurring on some devices
• Bug fixes
• Content corrections

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Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach

GBP : Free

Omaha Beach reconstructs the early part of D-Day on Easy Red and Fox Green beaches (positioned just north and east of today’s Normandy American Cementary and Memorial).

It is strongly adviced to start the app at the parking lot next to the beach just below the German WW II strong point WN 62.

The Omaha Beach app reconstructs the events that took place here just before and after H–Hour (06:30 AM) in the morning of June 6 1944.

Move around on the beach and the tidal flat in this area and experience the naval bombardment, the bombing and the rocket launch before the amphibious assault begins. See how the LCTs (Landing Craft Tank) disembarks three Sherman tanks each at the water’s edge more then 300 m from the high water mark. Observe also how the many LCVPs (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) delivers the infantry in the surf while under heavy German artillery, mortar and small arms fire.

The reconstruction is as far as possible built on the rich documentation of this major event in World War II. The current version is an experiment in mobile augmented reality storytelling. Future updates will include the succeeding phases of the battle.

NB! The Omaha Beach app is location–based and works only when you are physically on location. Exit D514 (Route d’Omaha Beach) at Colleville-sur-Mer and drive to the parking lot below WN 62 (Widerstandsnest 62). There you can launch the app and explore the beach and the dramatic events that took place here more than seven decades ago.

Note also that since 1944 there has been very strong erosion on this part of Omaha Beach. The high water mark is now more that 25 m inland from what was the case during WW II....

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