OldView allows users to view historical images on their device from the exact location the photo was originally taken. It also allows users to contribute images to OldView to share immediately with friends, family and the world.

The world’s earliest surviving photograph was taken in France in 1827. Since then our perpetually changing world has been documented by countless photographs. It wasn’t until 1991 that Kodak unveiled the first commercially available digital camera. Some 164 years of hard-copy photographs.

In the 164 years after the invention of a camera, our world can be said to have dramatically changed more than the 164,000 years before it. These changes are well documented with hard-copy photographs, where most of these pictures still live in shoeboxes in our cupboards, or distributed in various online libraries that are not easily accessed.

OldView provides a platform from which these images can be brought to life and shared with the world. The OldView user can view images within their close proximity from OldView’s extensive database, or digitise and upload their own collections to share with family, friends and the global community. Furthermore, uploaded images will be liked and commented on by the extensive OldView user base, with immediate communication to you.

What’s New

Version 1.10.1

- Photo detail view now works in landscape mode.
- Can return from photo detail view to the same place and zoom level in the map where we left off.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

lyka144gghjuyrttr ,

Great develop

This is one of the app for view old historical photos. Really useful and i not used like this app before. I totally enjoy open this app and see those old images to recall my journeys. This app also allows me to contribute images to oldview to share immediately with friends, family and around the world. This app provides a platform from which these images can be brought to life and shared with the world. I give it five stars and thanks so much to developers!

OnTheHill1623 ,

Hopefully this is a new app?

Just downloaded it… Wouldn't initialize by Facebook, buggy, keeps crashing on an iPhone 7

ExcellentTeen ,

Interesting app

You can see photos of famous places which were taken many years ago. I find this so interesting because I can see the changes of the famous places over many years. Thank developers very much, I hope to use more apps from you. Another thanks!

App Privacy

The developer, OldView, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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