Discovering Eboracum is an ambitious app designed during the in-person Heritage Jam to help people to discover York Roman History through the collections displayed at the Yorkshire Museum and sites around the city. The Discovering Eboracum App is available as a native app for iOS and Android users, via the publicly available Situate app. It is aimed mainly at families and tourists.
Our judges could not believe the incredibly impressive depth and breadth of content the team had managed to implement into this GPS driven app over the course of just 48 hours. More than this, however, they were impressed with the artful way the team had woven the artefacts of the Yorkshire Museum into the wider York landscape and context through several layers of narrative. The app, which uses GPS and iBecon tracking, demonstrated an incredible level of technical capability and interpretive depth whilst the exemplary paradata clearly established the need, context and use for the outcome, leading to “Discovering Eboracum” being awarded the Highly Commended position for the 2015 in-person jam.