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Description

Texas is home to over 16,000 historical markers. And now there's an app to help you find them!

Features:
-Onboard marker database means you can browse markers without an Internet connection.
-Browse markers by geographic locations including cities and counties.
-Browse markers by type, size, and subject.
-Browse attractions where markers can be found including cemeteries; state parks; historic districts; etc.
-Uses Location Services in the background (optionally) and notifies you when you enter a different Texas county! (Continuous use of GPS may reduce battery life.)
-Keep track of marker visits!
-Update marker coordinates! (Device with GPS radio required)
-Record marker conditions!

-Includes conditions of marker where reported.
-Includes text for many markers with more being added frequently.

-Take new pictures with in-app camera or link to existing pictures from your Photo Library! (Photos not included with app.)
-Share your favorite markers via Mail, and iMessage!

-Backup your user database to your computer using iTunes File Sharing. Backed up data includes: Markers you’ve checked in at; marker coordinates you’ve captured; favorite markers; flagged markers; shared markers; and markers you’ve browsed in the database.

Includes:
-Texas Centennial markers and monuments erected in 1936!
-Old San Antonio Road markers erected by DAR and the State of Texas in 1918!
-San Jacinto Battleground markers erected by DRT and the State of Texas in 1912!
-Complete Texas works of Pompeo Coppini!
-Selected Texas works of Waldine Tauch, Frank Teich, Elisabet Ney, and others!
-Selected DAR bronze plaques!
-Blue Star Memorial markers (all the ones we know about.)
-New markers erected since 2012!

What’s New

Version 1.2.9

BUG FIXES
Restored ability to save new coordinates.
Restored ability to save marker conditions.
Restored graphic that indicates new attractions in the current app version.

After tapping coordinate update notification on iPad, Marker details are displayed to right of home view.

UI/UX ENHANCEMENTS
In About view, support links and email are now tappable.

Open Location Codes (Google Plus Codes) are now visible in the marker and attraction detail views.

Get directions to Open Location Codes (Google Plus Codes) using Google Maps app. (Requires Google Maps app to be installed on you device.)

DATA UPDATES
-More narratives have been added and formatted.
Street address; zip code; and plusCode data has been improved for markers in several cities and towns including but not limited to:
Amarillo; Andice; Bartlett; Bradford; Canyon; Coolidge; Cost; Coupland; Cuero; Dallas; Elkhart; Granger; Jarrell; Leander; Liberty Hill; Meyersville; Fort Worth; Georgetown; Gonzales; New Braunfels; Nordheim; Palestine; Vernon; Westhoff; Wichita Falls; Yoakum

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
783 Ratings

783 Ratings

Bluhmbomber ,

Texas History

The historical markers are meant to serve as reminders of the past, but today's generation for the most part are unappreciative of the past. I love to stop at markers every chance I can, but I think most people are desensitized how common they are and they've become invisible to most people.

This app is great and I can't believe it hasn't been available longer. Nothing could serve these markers greater than this app for those who don't have time to stop, want to learn more about the greatest country and state of all time, and/or have wondered about that one marker they've never had time to stop at.

Thanks for creating this app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind review and for using Texas Historical Marker Guide! The next update is in progress and will contain some new functionality and lots of data updates. Stay tuned!

Mrmartinsclass ,

Fantastic Resource!

Searching marker by geolocation is a boon to the traveler. Easily fining monuments, markers, etc while moving about. Lots of data points and and history. My favorite new app!

Very understandably, not all markers have narratives or the text from the marker. Quickly saw that a good number have “don’t know where this one is” despite having street location in app. How might the app user assist with app database update? Might there be future ability to crowdsource or add photo URLs in info? (Obviously the app would be overwhelmed with inclusion of over 1000 images, but links would be nice added value.)

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your kind review. Coordinates and street addresses are separate-but-kinda-related things. Sometimes there are coordinates but no street address. Sometimes there is a street address but no coordinate. The ability to add a new coordinate is in the current version. A future update will allow users to upload coordinates to be shared with other users. Thanks again!

txtornado66 ,

Love this app!

I enjoy driving the backroads. This app helps me find new places to check out that I would never have known about otherwise.

SUGGESTIONS -
1) make a way to “mark” each one that you have visited to keep track so when you look at a list of markers in an area you can see which ones you’ve missed.
2) make a way for photos to be shared with others who use the app
3) after you develop #1 - maybe have a contest to see who has visited the most markers in a certain area - coordinate with little towns to “sponsor” each contest and drive business to that little town. Coupons ads whatever.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the great review and suggestions. Suggestion #1 has been there from the beginning. On any marker list, you can swipe left and tap the check mark to visit. On any marker detail view, you can tap the action button (upper right corner) and tap "check in" on the action sheet. You might have to scroll the action sheet to see it. Maps and lists will display a green check mark on every marker you've marked as visited. Suggestion #2 is possible for the future. In the meantime, photos are stored in the Photo Library. If you share a marker via email, linked photos should be included. Suggestion #3 is intriguing... 🤔

App Privacy

The developer, Gregory Moore, 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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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