History In Your Hand With The WhatWasThere App

You get a sense of history when you walk down city streets, now you can experience what life would have been like with the help of images that have been uploaded by users of the WhatWasThere app. This interesting app works when the user opens the camera on a certain street or road images from the locations past appear on the screen overlapping the current landscape. It is very interesting to what a street would have looked like in the past.

These are the details for the WhatWasThere app for the iPhone;

Install WhatWasThere and your iPhone or iPod Touch becomes a portable portal into the past!

After launch, the app will detect where you are and show you any historic photographs that were captured nearby plotted on a map!

Switch into Camera view for an augmented reality experience of the history that surrounds you!

If you’re at a location where a historic photo was taken, enlarge the photo to full screen mode to use your camera and the on screen fader to transition between past and present!

Launch the Info screen for more detail, including source information should you want to investigate further!

No photos nearby? Visit us at WhatWasThere.com to contribute to the experience!

This is a free app available to download from the iTunes store

Source [Coolest Gadgets]