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Introducing the 'Explore 9/11' App

The powerful “Explore 9/11” app has arrived. Download it for free. The app is a guide for deconstructing and understanding 9/11 through the eyes of witnesses.  It has three main features that include a tour, a display of 9/11-related photos based on your location and an interactive timeline. 11. The images used for “Explore 9/11” are pulled from the 9/11 Memorial’s “Make History” website.  The Explore 9/11’s App three main features include:  A seven-stop walking tour of points of interest around the World Trade Center site. Vivid pictures and audio narration bring this experience to life. Details of about what happened on 9/11 and in the aftermath are told by first responders, rescue workers, volunteers and lower Manhattan residents. The content of the tour is accessible to users no matter where they live.    An “explore” option reveals 9/11-related images that were taken nearby the users’ locations (using GPS).  The augmented reality mode overlays 9/11 photos when using the camera view. The photos are taken directly from the “Make History” website and used for various modes. An interactive timeline provides a chronicling of the day’s events and aftermath. Links to witnesses photos taken during these highlighted times are included. By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial