Using of MemoPoint mobile application


In the last century, many photographs have been taken from the center of Győr, Hungary, which faithfully present the life of the city at that time for the people of nowdays. These photographs, historical postcards were available to tourists so far only in museums and archives.

The wide spread of smartphones, however, provide new opportunities for presenting these materials in a way never seen before. It is possible to view the buildings on the old photos projected right on the camera image at the locations marked on the map. All you have to do is to aim the camera at the building from the angle from which the old picture was taken. This way the application is able to project the old photograph of the building on top the image of today's view.

 

Mobile application:


Download the mobile application belonging to the selected location from the official store (Android, iOS), and join the time travel!
The application launches with an old map of Győr from the 20th century, on which the user’s current position is highlighted. All the marked MemoPoint locations on the map invite the user to discover a building or street view with an image gallery and a short historical description.


The augmented reality feature can also be started from here. If you are not at the correct location, follow the arrow, which indicates the direction you should move. When the arrow disappears, simply aim the camera at the building from the angle from which the old picture was taken. This way the application is able to project the old photograph of the building on top of the current façade through the smartphone camera. The opacity of the old image can be adjusted too, to enable an even better visual comparison.



Visiting the MemoPoints, an interactive tour of the sights of Győr can be completed with an Android or iOS based device. This way some insight can be collected on the notions of urban development from our ancestors. You can also get an explanation why the visited building was built in the form you experience now!