National September 11 Memorial & Museum Announces Explore 9/11 iPhone iPad App

. September 11, 2010 . 0 Comments

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has announced the availability of the powerful, Explore 9/11 App on the App Store.

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels joined by the media and interactive design firms Local Projects LP and Archetype, Inc., unveiled new interactive education resources, including technology that brings to life a replica of Lady Liberty that was adorned from torch to toe with tributes and memorials outside a firehouse following the 9/11 attacks.

The technologies were demonstrated during a media event at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. in Manhattan.

The Explore 9/11 iPhone App and the interactive pieces are some of the approaches we are taking to use cutting-edge technology to help fulfill our mission to educate, raise awareness and document the history of September 11,‛ 9/11 President Joe Daniels said. ‚I’d like to recognize Archetype for developing the amazing interactive application and Local Projects for creating a powerful and informative app that’s accessible to millions of iPhone and iPod touch users around the world. In sharing these interactive resources, we are preserving and presenting history to a generation of children who may have been too young to understand the enormity and impact of 9/11.‛

‚Our Museum is committed to being a resource for learning and teaching about the events of 9/11 and their ongoing implications,‛ 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald said. ‚We understand the challenges that educators face in teaching this recent history which is why we continue to offer new resources that provide a comprehensive and illuminating understanding of these events from a variety of perspectives. We are pleased to have partnered with The September 11th Education Trust and the Social Studies School Service on the creation and dissemination of a new teaching guide that highlights the artistic response to 9/11.‛

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later.

The Explore 9/11 App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/

www.national911memorial.org

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