The England Originals app has been updated to include some exciting new features, taking advantage of cutting edge augmented reality technology to provide engaging and immersive content for each of our itineraries.
The app lets you explore 16 of England’s most historic cities including Bath, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chester, London, Oxford, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, York and more.
Tabletop Tours lets users place a 3D model of each city on a surface using augmented reality and learn a little about the human history behind some of the most important products in each destination. Designed to be used pre-visit, each short audio story will be be accompanied by an illustration and placed in the appropriate location on the map, encouraging users to explore and spark an interest in going to these places during their visit.
When in-destination, augmented reality ‘portals’ will give users access to places otherwise off-limits – such as locked rooms, exclusive city views or locations outside of the city centre they may be interested in visiting. These virtual doorways will be accessible in selected parts of each city, and act as an immersive way to add value to the visit experience.
As well as the augmented reality content, the app will contain a directory of recommended local bars, restaurants, hotels and other attractions for each city.