You can put the app onyour mobile device right now!
First, if you have a touch-screen device (any device - Apple, Android, Blackberry - doesn't matter) you can scan the QR code here, and it will take you to the app website. From there you can put it right on your device. (If you don't have a QR code scanner app on your mobile device, you can usually download one for free - it's a pretty handy thing to have since QR codes are becoming so popular.)
If you don't have a touch screen device, you can still access the app using a computer. The app is available online here. The website will only work if opened in a Google Chrome browser. (If you need to put Chrome on your computer - you can do that here.)
Article in the Amherstburg Echo
announcing Windsor launch.
Our class was still only responsible for the content of the 22 sites we were originally assigned. So as you go through the app, you can find our research primarily on the sites between Windsor and London (the little black top hats.) The stellar Prelude to War section written by Adriana can be found under the Introduction tab of the app, as well as Sushima's amazing wrap-up, The Aftermath, in the Conclusion portion. There is also a list of everyone who assisted us through our research and collaborative process (and it is a lengthy one) in the Tecumseh Parkway Development of the Acknowledgements section.
There has been a bit of press surrounding the launch of Route 1812, with events this past weekend in both Windsor and Hamilton. I was able to attend both, and they were quite different experiences.
|Article in The Windsor Star about |
the Windsor launch.
The Sunday afternoon event in Hamilton has a slightly different feel to it. Downtown Hamilton was busy with people since it was also an Open Streets day, and the road was closed to car traffic. There was a VIP reception prior to the official launch, with more 1812 wine and ice cream. We also had the opportunity to preview the new documentary series by the Ontario Visual Heritage Project, A Desert Between Us and Them. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project, which will officially launch next year. The official Route 1812 launch ceremony took place in the lobby of the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, and there were numerous speakers representing the many organizations and municipalities that collaborated on the project. I would list them all here - but honestly I can't remember them all! It concluded in similar style, with Steve, of Weever Apps, demonstrating to the attendees how to navigate the app on an iPad. Perhaps it was because this event was larger, or due to the fact there was so much else going on around it, but I felt less "a part" of this event than I had Saturday evening. Still, it was a pleasant afternoon of visiting with classmates and catching up.
|Featured in an 1812 Special Section |
of the Windsor Star.
I was also interviewed for the CBC Windsor radio show The Bridge to talk about our role in developing the content for the app! They weren't sure when I recorded the interview when it was going to air, and by the time I got the notice I had already missed hearing it! Oh well, is probably for the best - as I don't care for the way my voice sounds recorded (chalk it up to my nasal mid-western accent...) However, I did screen-capture the tweet mentioning the segment about our app.
|Radio spot on CBC Windsor, The Bridge.|