Sicily Histories APP for smartphone

Share

Cattura1Sicily Histories is an application for android and iOS that makes the use of cultural heritage more engaging.
Archaeological, medieval and baroque and contemporary sites of the entire region are intertwined with narratives that cross the epochs of Sicilian history and culture
The App provides  3 different functionalities:
- 3D maps
- digital guides for cultural tourism
- story & games.
The idea comes from the implementation of the Sicily Histories project, created in March 2016,  and the establishment of the homonymous social promotion association, specialising in organising historical excursions characterised by the development of a light role-playing games during guided tours.
Thanks to the co-financing made available by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism the project was transformed into a technology application. The goal of the project is to promote the Sicilian territory thanks to the implementation of the digitalization of the cultural use of the Sicilian heritage.
Today, Hi.Stories is a start up technological services company for cultural heritage based in the province of Catania. Its mission is to integrate digital technologies into the cultural environment, through gamification and storytelling. To achieve this, it creates custom games, mobile device applications with augmented reality, and 3D printing. These solutions all make it easier to give visitors a more dynamic and engaging tour, using the tools that they are most familiar with.

More information are available on http://www.histories.it/index_eng.html

Cattura2

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

PLUGGY final event "Europeans to become online heritage curators"
Pluggy, the Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation, is a 3 year EC funded project with the aim to involve actively the whole society in cultural heritage.   The platform provides innovative tools and apps (i.e. 3D audio, augmented reality, geolocation and collaborative games) to enable users to share their local knowledge and experiences by allowing professionals and citizens to actively contribute to the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage. ...
ARCHES Project - Final event
ARCHES, Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems, is a 3 year European project with the aim to make art and cultural experience accessible for all, through the development of technological solutions that improve access to culture. The project is arriving at the end of its intensive activity and it will present the results of its research at the  final event in Madrid on Thursday 7 November.   The results of the project are guidelines and publications, apps ...
Archiving 2020
Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation, and access of 
2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and audio-visual materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, and born digital works. Website: www.imaging.org/archiving Call for papers available HERE Program Topics Digitization New de...
TownsWeb Archiving - TWA announcing the winners of the UK grant
The TWA UK heritage digitisation grant scheme ran for its fourth year in a row this July/August and we reached a record number of archivists and holders of heritage material. It was great to see so many organisations on board with promoting this initiative, which aims to reduce one of the biggest hurdles for holders of heritage archives. Funding is often a real barrier when it comes to protecting collections and holdings through digitisation while accessibility is a matter of great public impo...