FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia, USA /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, officials from the Civil War Trust, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism gathered to launch a new smartphone-based mobile tour of the Fredericksburg battlefield. Using GPS technology and Apple’s iPhone platform, the Fredericksburg “Battle App” is designed to help tourists locate and learn about historic sites using audio, video and animated content.
The Battle App offers four individual tours that take visitors to well-known sites currently protected by the National Park Service, as well as lesser-known battlefield locations in downtown Fredericksburg and elsewhere. In addition to multimedia content, users also have easy access to full orders of battle, chronologies, fact sheets and even a quiz.
The Fredericksburg Battle App was developed by the Civil War Trust and its technology partner NeoTreks, with the support of the Virginia Department of Transportation.