We’ve launched a major upgrade to the Landmarks: New York app. We’ve released version 2.0 in collaboration with the New York Landmarks Conservancy, as the Conservancy celebrates its 40th anniversary protecting the iconic buildings and diverse neighborhoods that define New York.
Here are the new features:
- Reduced price: 99 cents in 2013.
- More landmarks: the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated 25 new landmarks since the last app update, and we’ve added them all. These include several firehouses, hotels, banks, a burial ground in Queens, and the Rainbow Room.
- Landmark data enhanced: several landmarks had been omitted from the city’s database (such as the Federal Reserve Bank building in lower Manhattan and 409 Edgecombe Ave in Harlem), and we’ve added those to the app. We also corrected the locations of several landmarks (such as St. Michael’s and Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan), and updated the descriptive information for others. (Thanks to user feedback!)
- New design and layout: The Landmarks Conservancy provided an iconic photo of the Chrysler Building for the app’s main screen (see above), which inspired us to add some new features to the app:
- an immersive StreetView option (see screenshot at right — when you tap the image you’ll not only see the landmark but what’s next door and down the street, to help orient you for your walking tours);
- sharing via Twitter (tweet your landmark!);
- a camera option to photograph your favorite landmark and share it via Instagram, Tumblr, etc.