“Greece: History & Culture” is the first commercial iOS application released (designed for iPhone and iPad) presenting Greek History, Prehistory and Culture. This innovative app was created by two brothers from Achinos, a small village in the prefecture of Fthiotida, Dimitris (archaeologist) and Tassos (software developer) Voulgaris.
The app is currently in English and it doesn’t require an Internet connection to work, while it will soon be translated into more languages (Greek, German, French, Chinese, Russian) and ported to more platforms - like Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.
“Greece: History & Culture” targets people who are travelling to Greece, history enthusiasts, Greek people living abroad as well as anyone who wishes to get familiar with Greek History.
About the App
Search – At the frontpage of the application, one can find every period of Greek history, from the Paleolithic Period through to Modern Greece. There is information about the political, social and cultural developments, including many pictures. The user has the option to search by year at the exact period they are looking for.
Timeline – It is a full timeline of Greek history, from the very first habitants of the Greek area to the 20th century.
Maps – Map of Greece with pins on the most significant historical and archaeological sites. Using the GPS of the device, the user can explore places around him.
Places – Alphabetical list with information about Greece’s most important historical and archaeological sites.
People – Alphabetical and thematic list on biographies of the most important people of Greek history, from Homer to Maria Callas, as well as information about characters of the Greek mythology.
Stories – This section includes some of the most fascinating Greek stories. Marathon runner Spyros Louis and the resistance action in the Nazi occupied Athens are only some of them.