Vancouver 125 CBC App Review

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The official Vancouver 125 anniversary year campaign kicked off last week and everyone from the Parks Board to Vancouver Archives is participating or organizing celebratory campaigns of their own. This includes CBC Vancouver who has launched an iPhone application called “Vancouver 125” featuring archived video footage (synced with Google Map locations) of significant, televised moments in our city’s history.

CBC's Vancouver 125 iPhone App CBC's Vancouver 125 iPhone App CBC's Vancouver 125 iPhone App

“This free mobile app allows you to experience Vancouver’s history through the CBC Archives. From Vancouver’s first major protests and riots, to royal visits, to Olympic celebrations. The videos stretch back to Vancouver’s incorporation 125 years ago, and take you to the present day. Use the Map to show where the events took place, and explore your history.”

It would be great if the information they provided on the site that promotes the app would also be included in the application (things like podcast audio and images). Also, there are only a handful of listings but since this is version 1.0, I hope they will continue expand the listings throughout the year. Since I’m a sucker for the Miracle Mile footage I’m pretty pleased with it so far, I just hope they add a few more gems.

You can check it our for yourself by downloading the CBC Vancouver 125 for free from the app store.

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  1. fotoeinsTuesday, January 25th, 2011 — 4:41pm PST

    Thank you for the heads-up on this application!

  2. Pacific CarTuesday, January 25th, 2011 — 8:05pm PST

    This looks like a great app. Thanks for sharing.

  3. BillSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 10:07am PST

    this looks really cool, going to grab it now. Thanks!

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