Explore Europe’s military history with Linking the Lines. An interactive trail based app series in which you can discover fortifications and heritage sites in Medway UK, Vauban’s fortifications in France, Malta, Venice and The Netherlands.
The mobile application places each military heritage site in the joint European context and links the military heritage to tourism points of interest. The application uses a smartphone or tablet and will inform the tourist on:
(1) the location in the field (GPS) on a digital map;
(2) the military heritage close by;
(3) information on each property and its place the European context;
(4) it shows tourists (on the digital map) the location of relevant tourism points of interest (e.g. tourist offices, musea and if possible also supportive entrepreneurs).
THE STORY OF WAR AND PEACE IN EUROPE
DEVELOPING THE APPLICATION
Partners are supported by a subcontracted app-developer SURFACE IMPRESSION. Focus was directed on developing a lay-out which is flexible, easy transferable to other sites and easy to manage, where the partners can upload and change their own content. The application comprises the elements described above. It also includes special hyperlinks to existing relevant websites, visuals, audio-files etc.
Partners in the final meeting discussed how useful it was to add other elements such as ‘fun facts’ (specifically for younger tourists/visitors). Above all: while developing the application, partners kept in mind the selected target groups and focused on developing a useful, attractive application that connects to their needs. This does not only influences the content of the application, but also the lay-out of it.
LINKING THE LINES
Designed and developed by Heritage Enterprise Consultancy: Art Work by MAD Promotions Ltd.