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Three new smartphone apps for an interactive experience of archaeological sites in Tuscany have been developed by Vast-Lab, a research group at PIN Polo Universitario Città di Prato. The Tour Book apps for iPhone and iPad (coming soon for Android) cover the archaeological areas of Carmignano (near Prato),

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Thu 11 Jul 2013 12:00 AM

Three new smartphone apps for an interactive experience of archaeological sites in Tuscany have been developed by Vast-Lab, a research group at PIN Polo Universitario Città di Prato. The Tour Book apps for iPhone and iPad (coming soon for Android) cover the archaeological areas of Carmignano (near Prato), Rosselle and Vetulonia (near Grosseto).

 

Information provided by museum curators and archaeologists with decades of experience in each area ensures high-quality content in both Italian and English. Moreover, no Internet connection is required to use the app: GPS allows map positioning while all content is downloaded to the device. For info (in Italian) and download, please see http://vast-lab.org/creativech_apps/

 

In addition, Fiesole’s archaeological zone is the first site in Italy that can be visited using a multimedia tablet, offering an audio tour and 3D viewing.

 

The multimedia guide will be available from July 13 as part of the Nights of Archaeology event. Visitors will be able to wear the tablet around their necks and use the touch screen to choose from five languages.

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