Here’s a sneak preview of our Recording Britain app which accompanies the Recording Britain exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, showing in the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield from 3rd April to 2nd November 2014.
Recording Britain is a remarkable collection of watercolours and drawings depicting the changing face of Britain during the Second World War. The exhibition features over 70 highlights from the full collection.
The app helps convey a sense of what Britain was like at the time the paintings were created. There are wonderful videos from British Pathé and readings of John Betjeman poems.
Of course our main interest in doing the app was to showcase iBeacon technology to detect the user’s position within the exhibition and show relevant content. We’ve used seven Estimote beacons around the gallery which will locate the user in one of three zones, each of which has its own set of content.
We’re waiting for the app to be approved in the AppStore. We’ll update you when it’s available.