Histories at Hobmoor App is a geo-locative heritage experience. It is a walking tour of Yardley, Birmingham UK, where players collect oral history recordings and media.
Histories at Hobmoor is a partnership project between Mercurial Arts and Oasis Academy Hobmoor, funded by the Heritage Lottery Foundation. The project fostered a love of heritage and deeper community connection in Yardley, enabling both adults and children to learn about their heritage and share their stories of moving to, and living in this area. Mercurial Arts have been collecting stories, oral histories, photographs and 3D scans of objects from local residents along with sharing their memories of Yardley.
All of the media can now be found on the Histories at Hobmoor website www.historiesathobmoor.mercurialarts.co.uk. The website is maintained as an ongoing resource where content can be uploaded, adding stories, memories and photographs from the local area. This will create a resource that people from Yardley and beyond can continue to connect with and use, to find out more about Yardley and it’s community’s history.
The App Credits
Production Company: Mercurial Arts Charity
Artistic Director: Oliver Scott
App Developer: Ashley Brown
Heritage and Archivist: Debbie Norrey
Producer: Kirsten Tranter
Graphic Design: Twenty Two Digital
Marketing: Cara Pickering
2017/18 Photography: Ashley Carr
Heritage Photographs: open source heritage archives and websites
With thanks to
Oasis Academy Hobmoor
All the volunteers and interviewees involved in the project
The app is built using the Unity Game Engine and utilises various Unity Store assets and third party approved frameworks. The application requires a GPS connection to obtain your location and to update your position on the map. A data connection is recommended and enabled by default, to enable the downloading of map tiles to visualise the area you are walking in.
The Application requires access to your location settings only while IN USE in order to update your location in relation to the map and to obtain greater GPS accuracy.
Your location IS NOT monitored when you exit the application.
The Application uses your data connection to download map tiles to display in the area you are located.
An offline map exists for the area of the Application only.
NO PERSONAL DATA is stored or used by the Application at all.
NO ADS exist within the Application.
NO third party data retrieval or monitoring is in use at all.
Unity collects Analytics and Crash Data but the information is anonymised and cannot identify the user.
Google Play collects Crash Data and Error Logs to report on any device failures but the information is anonymised
YOUR USE of the Application is at YOUR OWN risk.
During the use of this Application please be aware of YOUR OWN surroundings and experience the area safely.
Be aware of other members of the Public within the experience area.
You agree that by using this Application, YOU accept full responsibility for all and any injuries that may occur through improper use.
You agree that YOUR USE of the Application will not inflict distress to any other member of the general public
YOUR USE of the Application does not allow you to infringe on any public laws and you agree to act lawfully during all use.
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