AppDictions App Review
Ever go on vacation and find one of those neat guided tours that actually showcase events you can’t read about in a major travel guide, the kind which really give a city its energy and character? It Happened Here does just this, and its available for the iPhone.
It Happened Here from Mobile Surroundings LLC is a great collection of local secrets, amazing facts and quirky tidbits of many US cities, and you can purchase different cities in-app for $2.99 each.
The apps information is arranged and can be sorted by categories so you’re not inundated with information you don’t care about. Sort among categories including; pop culture, TV/movies, historical sites, crime, etc. Living in the New York City metropolitan area, we obviously chose New York on our trip into the city this holiday season, and It Happened Here did not disappoint. Using location services we came across the restaurant in Seinfeld and the apartment from Friends. Each event displays an image, description and the map location. You can even submit your own recommended event to It Happened Here, and share what you really like through Facebook.
It Happened Here is your destination city’s local attraction and travel guide, without the topless tour buses and confused tourists!
It Happened Here is THE must have app for locals and visitors alike! The app reveals the hidden secrets of a city by detecting a user’s location and highlighting fascinating events that have occurred nearby. Historical events, memorable movie scenes, famous crimes, and pop culture happenings. Users receive photos and brief, original summaries of hundreds of events.
It Happened Here comes with one city, which you’ll choose from among the following:
- Boston, MA
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Philadelphia, PA
- San Francisco, CA
- Washington, DC
When you travel, you can easily purchase a new It Happened Here city from within the app!
Samples from our hundreds of events for each city include the places where:
* (DC) “Deep Throat” held secret 2 a.m. meetings with journalists about the Watergate scandal
* (LA) Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe went on a blind date
* (SF) the famed Zodiac Killer encountered each of his known victims
* (NY) Lady Gaga attended high school and (later) performed as Stefani Germanotta during her pre-Gaga days.
LEARN MORE: Didn’t get enough from our summary? Want to learn more? We always provide links to Web sites for those who want to delve deeper into any particular event.
SHARE: Want to let others know what’s interesting about where you are? The app offers seamless integration with Facebook for easy status updates.
CONTRIBUTE: Have an event in mind that we should add? Submit it from within the app and, if we add it, we’ll gladly provide you with attribution!
MAPS: Want to see how to get to the place where an interesting event occurred? The app includes a map view where you can zoom in and see exactly how to get there.
SEARCH: Just thought of an event and want to know if it’s in the app? Keyword searching is a breeze!
CUSTOMIZE: Love history but not pop culture? Love pop culture but can’t stand politics? No problem: customize the app to only surface events in your favorite categories!
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.