The app serves as a theatre stage on the phone, bringing Chinatown stories to life in an immersive AR experience that mixes audio dramas, music, and a guided tour.

Augmented Chinatown 2.0 is an app from the UK’s leading platform for British Chinese artists, Chinese Arts Now, producers, and creators of art telling Chinese stories in contemporary and innovative ways.

London’s Chinatown, and the area it sits in, has been the stage for a multitude of stories over its constantly evolving history. Augmented Chinatown 2.0 brings some of those stories to life in an immersive augmented reality experience that mixes striking visuals, miniature audio dramas, atmospheric music, and a guided tour through the area’s past and present and how it became the center of the Chinese community in London.

- Apologies the application does not run on iPhone 6.

What’s New

Version 2.1

- The map camera view has been zoomed slightly out to provide more visibility of the map in the World Scene.
- An ending page has been added to the last tour point.
- A pulse animation has been added to indicate the selected Tour point when selected from the Tab Menu Cards. If you are onsite this will indicate on the map where you should head to, to start the audio tour.
- The animation controlling the walking feet animation has been amended to react to the audio more clearly.
- Options Menu has been updated to reflect more information including Credits and FAQ.
- Small text amendments to notes and status messages for clarity.
- Small general fixes to UI elements for clarity and usability.

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App Privacy

The developer, Chinese Arts Now, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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