New mobile app will give users a history of Hayle
The Hayle community are being asked to help test a new app which will give users a chance to delve in to the history of the town.
Lucy Frears, PhD researcher and Hayle oral history co-ordinator, set up the free, Hayle Churks app, which uses memories, recent interviews, songs, archive photos, maps and aerial shots to reveal layers of Hayle’s history.
Visitors are being asked to come to the opening of the Hayle Heritage Centre at the end of the month to help try out the app on a walk which will leave from the centre at Foundry Square and continue through King George V memorial walk.
Volunteers will then be asked to provide feedback.
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Ms Frears said: “Stories and pictures are triggered automatically as you walk around with headphones on. I’m interested in your comments about the app for my research but your comments may also influence changes in the app before it gets published on iTunes by 2014.”
Memories sourced from community and national archives have been gathered by Ms Frears and other volunteers as part of an oral history project at the centre.
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has supported the app development, which will be available for iPhones and iPads.
Guidance on how to download the app can be found on Hayle Tales blog at http://hayletaleshome.blogspot.co.uk/. The walk begins at Hayle Heritage Centre on Saturday 31 August at 10.30am.