The Battle of Flodden was fought on the 9th of September 1513. This app follows the routes that both Armies used leading to the final encounter at Branxton, a couple of miles from Flodden Edge which gives the battle its name. The English and the Scottish fought for just 4 hours or so but the casualty rate was not seen again until 403 years later on the first day or the Battle of the Somme.
The Flodden tour can easily be completed in one day but it is worth remembering that all travel was done on foot. The distances the soldiers covered are quite remarkable
Pocket Tours is the world’s first battlefield tour app, which is able to use all of the pioneering capability of the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This pioneering iPhone application brings history to life by using the full suite of functionality available on the Apple mobile platform. It allows users to visit all of the historical sites from the comfort of their armchair whilst hearing from world-renowned historians exactly what happened, who was involved and how history was shaped; It is also possible for those that have the opportunity to visit Northumberland to be guided around whilst listening to the commentary and seeing where historic events took place. The live camera will help to interpret where things took place in relation to each other. The Pocket Tours apps also allow users to view photographs, hear sound clips and see film footage to further bring the scene to life.
“Imagine walking over the ground that shaped history and having an expert explain the events as they unfolded. The GPS feature guides users from point to point, utilising the knowledge of local historians ensuring that the best vantage points are used – making a tour of the battlefields accessible to anyone, anywhere at any time. Once downloaded, users don’t need Internet access to use the app. They can just plug in their headphones and immerse themselves in the history. If you can’t get to the battlefield that’s fine – the app is still a fantastic story in its own right.”
NO INTERNET/3G CONNECTION REQUIRED - Designed for offline use so you don't need to pay for high overseas data charges.
EXPERIENCED GUIDE – Our guides are experts. They bring to life what took place and describe what it was like on the ground when it was happening. It is much easier to understand how things happened when you see where they took place
UP - TO - DATE – Obviously the historic tours don’t change as time passes. We are however always updating things and looking for more information to make the tours more interesting.
AUGMENTED REALITY –Turn the phone on its side and look at the screen. The camera will show you a view with superimposed images showing where things took place and what they looked like at the time.
1. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
2. The GPS signal is very weak in areas with overhead cover.
3. The GPS signal is often weak inside a car.
4. Take a real map to make sure you know where you are. Don’t rely on the GPS alone.
5. Download a compass to help you to orientate yourself Be part of the experience…
Other Pocket Tours apps are now available, including The Battle of the Somme and The Battle of Arnhem, search for them on the app store, download them, and help us bring history to life!
In Pocket Tours developments are ongoing all of the time and updates will be issued frequently. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think of any improvements or if you want anything explaining.
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Difficult to use on an iPad. Impossible on iPhone
This app has a lot of information about Flodden but unfortunately the scrolling on the more section is awkward to use and the text does not fill the screen. The pictures are ok but need some context and the map confusing because there is too much choice. I assume this app was designed to accompany visitors to the various sites associated with Flodden, however, I shall use Peter Reese's excellent book on Flodden when I visit as there is no tour on the App as such, just a collection of random material which might be helpful as a pre visit read or listen.
A very interesting and high standard Pocket Tour - Well done.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.