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What's new in this version (2.0):
The latest update has some improvements to screen layout and readability. The map is also a bit larger.
A walking guide to over 350 heritage buildings near Downtown Halifax. By clicking an icon, a description and picture of the nearest site appear.
The app has many features useful to those interested in historic Halifax architecture, such as integration with Google Directions and StreetView. There are reference sections on the styles and architects, and alternate methods for selecting the site records.
The app can be used remotely for a virtual tour, or with the phone GPS for an actual walkabout.
Four walks are detailed which pass many of the best sites, each tour taking a couple of hours. Three begin at the Pier 21 cruise ship dock, the fourth begins at the Old Town Clock below Citadel Hill Fortress.
The guide is aimed at devoted fans of heritage architecture and goes well beyond the obvious localities most visited by tourists.
The very old Schmidtville neighbourhood, the grand Queen Anne homes of the Deep South End, and the West End district with many Arts and Crafts homes are all included. It is probably the most extensive guide to the Halifax sites available in any format, including printed form.
Even for someone raised in the city, Halifax will never look quite the same after taking these tours.
The app is designed for a device with a screen size at least 3.7 inches, such as a Nexus One. The app will not work properly on a phone with a small screen. (Most of the pages are designed for portrait view only.)
This app includes hundreds of pictures of the sites which results in a fairly large app size.
A recent update now allows installation onto the the SD card.