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Glasgow Fairfield Apps Suite

Our interactive apps are putting Glasgow’s ship-building history at people’s fingertips.

THE BACK STORY

Ship-building is special to Glasgow’s history. Keeping those memories alive in a city changing fast – culturally and physically – is important. Sharp Apps was asked to address this with touchscreen app technology at the Fairfield Project, multi-purpose developments on former shipyard sites in Govan.

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THE CHALLENGE

We wanted to help keep the memories alive without becoming rooted in the past – this could not be a sombre memorial, it had to draw people from all ages and backgrounds in, bringing a rich and important history to life.

The interface we used to deliver this history had to reflect that objective.

THE RESULT

By syncing with big screen TVs on site, our unique time-traveller apps allow users to explore the filmed content as it’s being played out in front of them. Plus a clever content management system lets staff at the project update the content as the site changes day-to-day, providing a ‘living history’.

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