Download Flood Walk apk 1.1.0 free for Android smartphone
Apk file size: 24.0 MB
This app is a self-guided walk featuring 38 historic flood photos of the 1955 and 1949 floods in Maitland, NSW.
A narrative by Maitland historian and flood survivor, Peter Bogan, accompanies the photographs and centres on the stories of flood survivors and his own personal account of the dramatic events that took place in February 1955.
There are 14 stops on the walk, which covers a total distance of around 1.3 km. It should take between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.
The photos are best viewed at full screen, which can be done by turning your device to landscape position, and the audio automatically progresses the photos at the relevant point in the narrative.
The walk starts at the flood mitigation scheme sign on the Riverside Walkway behind the carpark at the end of St Andrews Street, Maitland, and concludes on the High Street side of the Court House. A map and directions are provided for each of the 14 stops.
This app has been produced as a joint initiative of the Hunter Local Land Services (LLS) and NSW State Emergency Service (SES).
Updated for LLS, orientation change no longer restarts audio.
Hunter-Central Rivers CMA part of our Education and have average installs from 100 to 500. Last Update Feb. 12, 2015. Google play rating is 90.0. Current verison is 1.1.0. Actual size 24.0 MB.
Exciting Start The 'Flood Walk' Application really should have the word 'Maitland' in it's name somewhere. It is hard to find - and distinguishing an App from the quagmire in the Google or Apple stores is now a challenge in itself. It is my hope that many more of these types of guided walks can be added in the future., and associating these apps with Maitland as well as naming them appropriately for differentiation I think is key Aside from the excitement surrounding the opportunities for youth engagement in heritage that this app provides, I think there are some improvements that would help - and I may have some more feedback after I actually take the walk. (1) Rotating the screen forces the audio to restart. It really should just continue on. (2) I would have loved some video components too. (3) The system doesn't allow you to swype to the next stop. You have to go back to the main menu and select the stop. (4) Does the app link to the GPS sensor, so that it automatically goes to the appropriate stop description? I'll find out when I take the walk I guess! (5) Is this a full offline app - can it be downloaded to a WiFi Tablet for example and run from there? Or is internet required?
Top pics Great work you done well making this mate
Great walk Interesting to see a local walk app!