Berlin's eventful history is omnipresent as one moves through the city. The berlinHistory app makes all this exciting information visually accessible and has developed a camera module for smartphones and tablets especially for this purpose. Users can load historical images into the camera module at the location of the photographer at the time, and then take a current photo of the location from exactly this perspective. A "before and after picture" is automatically created, which can be uploaded directly from the app and shared via social channels.
Ende 2020 wurde die App mit dem “DigAMus 2020” ausgezeichnet, einem erstmals vergebenen Digitalisierungspreis der deutschen Museen in der Sparte “beste Apps”. Beteiligt waren 129 Museen. Grundlage der Preisverleihung war die Nominierung durch eine Fachjury und ein nationales Publikumsvoting mit über 8.000 Voten. Mit dem Preis werden Museumsprojekte honoriert, die als Best Practice Beispiele den Weg in die Digitalisierung voranschreiten.
Images from private collections can also be forwarded to the berlinHistory editorial team, thereby continuously expanding the collection. For the localization of further images, the users of the app are asked for active support. The project will also be part of project days in Berlin schools. The app provides a wide range of information about the city's history on current and historical maps and aerial photos with texts, photos, films, interviews with contemporary witnesses and tours.
Founder of the app is the association berlinHistory e.V., which has set itself the goal of collecting the many facets of Berlin's history in a sustainable manner, making them accessible to users, and also referring them to the institutions that deal intensively with the respective topics. The idea for the berlinHistory app evolved from the Rummelsburg.app, which Rainer Klemke, former memorial and museum officer of the Berlin Senate, developed together with Oliver Brentzel and Klaus König of the docombinat for the Rummelsburg memorial in 2012. Trockland is proud to support the activities of berlinHistory e.V..
Trockland is proud to support the activities of berlinHistory e.V..
Further information and app download at https://www.berlinhistory.app/english/