Apps for the Adventurous: Dublin Ireland’s “Storymap”

By Jessica Ellen Monk

A common frustration experienced by tourists on city-breaks is the feeling of being: “on ‘the wrong side of the glass’ and not being able to access the real life and culture of the city”, as Tom Rowley of Storymap puts it. But Smartphone apps like Storymap increasingly offer the tourist a peek over the shoulder of locals.

Storymap’s concept is deceptively simple. Like so many city-divulging smartphone apps, it uses google map technology. But it doesn’t piggyback on entertainment and shopping venues where events are already happening, it weaves its own web of oral hi...

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