March 27, 2023

Tap in Fort Vancouver history with new smartphone app

A joint effort between the National Park Service, Washington State University Vancouver, Fort Vancouver staff, and a local cultural group is bringing area history to life with a new smart phone app.

The app was designed by WSUV’s creative media and digital culture program, according to an article in the The Columbian. The app details the lives of local historical figures of Hawaiian and Polynesian descent through video, maps, sounds and images can be accessed on iPhones and Androids while touring Fort Vancouver.

“This is about story-telling. It’s pulling you into the site, not just telling you what the next stop is,” the paper quoted John Tobiason, National Park Service technology specialist for new and social media, as saying.

You can find out more about the Fort Vancouver smartphone app here.

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