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.
With content including stunning photography from Putney-based photographer, Ricky Leaver, poetry from the likes of Shakespeare and Wordsworth read by Fulham residents, and music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the App is a truly London affair.
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:
“The Thames: London’s Crown Jewel, was born out of a lifelong love for the river Thames and a desire to create a lasting legacy for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. In the spirit of Roald Dahl, our ambition was to create an App, which is as fun as it is inspiring for both children and adults alike."
Banks also noted the contribution of Chelsea Apps Factory to the project:
“We were very fortunate to meet Mike Anderson, CEO of Chelsea Apps Factory, and his brilliant team of App designers and developers, who have all helped us to bring this idea to life.”
Sally Down, Creative Director of River Art Productions said:
“The App is fun, entertaining and educational. We have created something that people of all ages and from all over the world can enjoy on the day and after the event. Whether you’re a Londoner wanting to know some interesting facts about your own city, or a viewer from afar, the App showcases the Thames at its best – a true Crown Jewel for one of the world’s leading cities. We are delighted to be a part of this world-class spectacle.
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.
The Thames: London’s Crown Jewel iPad app is available for download from the iTunes App Store for £1.99.
Fun facts found in the iPad App include:
May 22, 2012