Manchester-based mobile application developer Apadmi has created a mobile app for the British Museum’s high-profile ‘blockbuster’ exhibition about the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The app is available on Apple’s App store from this week and on Android from 2 May.
The app is aimed at both visitors to the sell-out exhibition as well as those unable to get tickets, giving them the chance to experience the exhibition’s stories, artefacts and exclusive video footage, including interviews with the curator and contributions from special guests.
Paul Roberts, curator of the exhibition, said: ‘‘We are delighted to invite tablet and smartphone users all over the world to explore the content of our Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition. Good clear explanations and beautiful, detailed images of the remarkable objects offer an exciting opportunity to investigate the stories of these cities in the palm of your hand.’
Apadmi has created apps for a number of major brands including BT, Aviva, Visit Britain and the BBC iPlayer Radio app.
Garry Partington, CEO of Apadmi, said developing the app for the British Museum was 'is a genuine honour.'
He added: 'With zoomable high resolution images of over 250 artefacts, detailed maps, video clips, audio tracks and an animated timeline of the eruption, the app transports the user to the heart of the life and times of the people of the Roman cities and gives a unique insight into the destruction caused by the eruption of Vesuvius.’