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Lorna,

 

That is a really informative response.  This issue of "mobile" apps
(mobile as in us on the move, not necessarily the device being mobile)
and their usefulness is something that has been niggling away at me for
a while.  I for one would be interested to hear more about the results
of your research when its available and perhaps this is something that
could be a session at one of the HER forum meetings?

 

Paul Driscoll

Archaeology and Historic Environment Record Officer

Strategic Planning and Specialist Advice Team

PO Box 2081

The Council Offices, Castle Street

Thornbury

BS35 9BP

Phone: 01454862175

Mobile: 07824307895

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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richardson, Lorna
Sent: 14 October 2013 11:11
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Subject: Re: (Almost) fun Friday!

 

I am in the process of writing up one of my PhD surveys, regarding the
use of archaeological apps, websites etc, and of 577 responses, 74% of
those surveyed said they had never used a mobile app to access
archaeological content.  Qualitative feedback suggests the use of these
apps is limited, due to mobile coverage, lack of suitable smartphone,
feeling that these are 'gimmicky' and short term, and not enough content
for daily use... I am processing the data about which location people
actually *do* access archaeological content online - and so far it's
heavily weighted towards a PC at work, or on a mobile device, on the
sofa with the TV on!

 

I will post more as I write it up, if it is useful?

 

Best wishes

 

Lorna

 

 

 

From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jenny Hall
Sent: 14 October 2013 11:02
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: (Almost) fun Friday!

 

And that is one of the problems with so many of these apps....... I
bought a smartphone specifically so I could use and evaluate for myself
various heritage apps. So far, they have been for iPhone only, a later
version of Android than the phone I got a year ago, need far more space
than I have on my phone (and it's not a particularly cheap one) or need
location turned on which I don't want to do as I only have 100Mb of data
a month. Rather naively I thought the world I was missing out on would
open up before me when I got a smartphone - it's been great for doing my
weekly shopping and keeping up with family and friends but so far
heritage apps are not working for me. 

 

Having said that I have seen the Archwilio app (Welsh HERs data)
demonstrated and if I was to turn location on would be the sort of thing
I would find useful.   Though I wish it didn't have a picture of people
digging on it - archaeology and exploring our past is about so much more
than excavation which should only be a last resort if you can't find the
answers out any other way.

 

Jenny

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	From: Helen Wells (Archaeology)
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	Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 9:42 AM

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	Boo, neither of those are android.  :-(

	 

	 

	 

	From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records
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	Sent: 14 October 2013 09:29
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	Subject: Re: (Almost) fun Friday!

	 

	Dear all,

	 

	I don't know of a lot of archaeology apps but a couple of 'fun'
ones I've heard of are:-

	 

	Archaeology of Britain ipad app - This is one developed by ADS
and the British Library that pulls together antiquarian drawings,
paintings and maps of British archaeological sites. More information can
be found on the ADS website at
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/research/archbritapp

	 

	Londinium - This is an app developed by Museum of London with
the History Channel to help people explore Roman London. It has maps,
augmented reality videos and apparently you can digitally excavate Roman
artefacts. More info at
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Resources/app/Streetmuseum-Londinium/ho
me.html

	 

	I haven't used either of these so no idea what they are like!

	 

	all the best

	 

	Sarah

	 

	
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	Sent: 10 October 2013 09:56
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	Subject: (Almost) fun Friday!

	Hi all,

	 

	Here's a bit more of a fun question!  Can anyone give me some
ideas of fun online/app projects?

	 

	I have Bristol's 'Known your place' and the Archwilio app at the
top of my list at the moment.

	 

	If anyone's using things like Historypin and Flickr would be
interested to know how, too.  :-)

	 

	Thanks!

	 

	Helen Wells 
	Historic Environment Record Officer 
	Leicestershire County Council 

	Planning, Historic & Natural Environment, Leicestershire County
Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leics, LE3 8RA 
	Telephone: 0116 3058323 / E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

	 

	 

	 

	
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