For a change, we will take you back in time. But it is a journey back in time with the use of smart city technology.
Yesterday I saw an impressive documentary on National Geographic about Smart Cities. This episode was filled with smart city initiatives in the city of Amsterdam. One peculiar initiative was Time Travel: an app that is making history alive. An educational tourist app that makes you experience the place where you currently stand in its historical context using location based augmented reality.
Time layers show you the changes your current location has gone through over the past centuries. A great extra and learnful way to discover a city. And a great platform for city marketers, local advertisers and travel agencies.
The TimeTravel ambition is to bring history to life at 50.000 historical sites across the world!
Have a look at the trailer: