Lumiappaday #137: Historypin demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| March 31, 2012 | 1 Reply

Historypin is a really neat app that basically takes you back in time, find a location you want to see and if the images area available it’ll show you photographs of how these areas have progresses through the years, including important newspaper articles and momentous occasions that occurred there. You can scroll through Bing maps and find new locations or just search for somewhere interesting (also supports landmarks ex: Statue of Liberty).

#137) Historypin 

Price: Free




Developer Blurb:

Discover windows into the past by seeing and interacting with the history all around you.

The official Historypin app reveals user contributed photos near your current location. You can also explore Collections of some of the best old photos from around the world, wherever you are.

Historypin was created by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do.

The app is free to download.

Key features:

* Explore the Historypin map - the Historypin map has 1000s of images and stories pinned to it and the app allows you to browse this by location, using your location to find the nearest content, or exploring remotely.

* Read stories and recollections - all stories shared can be accessed through the app.

* Browse Collections from anywhere - you can explore selected Collections from


Design: 9

Usability: 8

Performance: 7

Price: 10

Conclusion: Although it was a bit buggy whirl rendering the maps at sometimes- History pin is a really interesting unique app; highly recommended



Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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