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8 November 2013

Cornish “app” nominated for innovation prize

Cornwall is steeped in a wealth of beauty and history, and there’s great news for anyone on a cottage holiday in St Ives and surrounding areas who want to gain a little more knowledge the history or this popular visitor’s destination. 

A fantastic new “app” has been released that blends the old history and modern information of St Ives for all to see.

App – for the untrained – is short for application. These apps are available via downloadable computer program to a mobile phone (or tablet), normally for a small fee.

The new app, called the Walkabout St Ives app, has been designed around helping tourist to explore their way around, finding the best and most exciting places of interest.

Pictures, Art, Film and Storytelling are all packed into this fun new app full of information from the St Ives Archive.

Designed locally, in west Cornwall, It has been made with the support of Creative England, South West Film and Television Archive, St Ives Archive, Penlee House, The Morrab Library, Belgrave St Ives, St Ives Memory Bay, and Barbara Santi. 

A member of the production team said: “This location-aware app for iPhone and iPad uses a mixture of archive film, art, photography and storytelling to explore St Ives' rich social history and cultural heritage.

“Local artist Naomi Frears and fisherman Christopher (Bish) Care will guide your journey, sharing their memories and stories from living and working in this famous Cornish town.”

And now the Walkabout St Ives app has been shortlisted for an innovation award.

The award is presently at a yearly event which celebrates the most innovative use of media and design, while promoting the cream of the crop as far as creative industries are concerned.

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