Made in Putney!
Jump on board the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant with the Official iPad App
This educational App allows users to follow the official route of the pageant, which is taking place on Sunday June 3rd 2012. Starting upriver of Battersea Bridge, finishing downriver of Tower Bridge, and taking in 60 landmarks along the way, The Thames: London’s Crown Jewel takes users on an interactive multi-media journey along London’s widest, longest, and most famous “street”.
Taking in contemporary buildings, historical landmarks and modern architecture along the route and ending with the iconic 126 year old Tower Bridge, the App navigates the river and its historic surroundings. With an interactive map and visual table of contents, over 90 stunning full screen images, music and audio clips, and beautiful time-lapse videos that bring the river to life, this really is an engaging experience for all ages.
Launching the iPad App, Phil Smith of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation said: “All eyes will be on London on June 3rd for what promises to be the most exciting river pageant of modern times with over 1,000 vessels including the Royal party on the Thames. By downloading the App, people all over the world will be able to navigate the same journey - while they watch on television or listen on the radio – clicking on famous landmarks as they go, and joining in the day of celebration.”
River Art Productions will donate 50% of the profits from the App to the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation.
The Foundation is a privately funded charitable trust which aims to raise funds for charitable projects that have a link to The Queen and her Diamond Jubilee, with a particular focus on areas such as the Commonwealth, youth and education, as well as supporting the wider charitable sector.
Founder of River Art Productions and Thames enthusiast, Seymour Banks, has worked with local businesses and individuals to create this unique digital memento of the Diamond Jubilee:
Banks also noted the contribution of Chelsea Apps Factory to the project:
Sally Down, Creative Director of River Art Productions said:
With approximately 55 million iPads sold to date, River Art Productions are confident that royal watchers from Putney to Perth and beyond will be able to join the Pageant from the comfort of their own armchairs.
May 22, 2012