November was a jam packed month of walking trails and heritage tours as we tested out the new Tagging Communities apps with the local groups and communities who made the work. Our Digital History group were the first to try out the app, despite a very wet and windy Monday morning over in Kirkdale, at the beautiful Rotunda Heritage Centre.

This was then followed by a somewhat dryer Wednesday walking trail, which saw the VIP (FACT’s Veterans in Practice) & Blind Veterans UK members partner up with members of the Bradbury Fields Visually Impaired walking group.  Armed with iPhones and iPads the group set out to explore the heritage of Everton starting with the grade 11 listed building Everton Library. We got plenty of feedback from the group about how to make the app more V.I user friendly, which our app developer from Citrus Suite is now looking into for the national launch of the app at the end of January. Plus we spotted the GPS doesn’t work with iPads so users watch out for now – stick to your smart phones for this one!

Last but not least pupils and teachers from Gilmour Infant School tried out their animations on the Garston historical trail, and although the rain got the better of their wellies during the day the kids loved getting to watch their animations via the app. 

Have you tried our app out yet in the 6 areas of wonderful heritage?  Or if you’re not local have you checked out the final content the local community groups have made? Either way let us know what you thought as your feedback all goes towards developing our final version launching on January 29th 2016! Contact Liz at liz.wewiora@fact.co.uk for more information. 

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