The 110 Stories project was conceived by Brian August from Brooklyn and was funded on Kickstarter in June and July of 2011. It got a lot of media attention (CNN, New York Times, etc.) and was soon backed by Google for an Android version of the App. Apple helped with getting the iPhone App on the store for a timely launch.
Originally, doPanic was only on board with the project to provide the AR technology needed to make it happen (which at the time was in short supply around the globe).
In the end doPanic did more than just the AR part of the Apps. The original developers had to drop out and, very pressed for time, we developed the website and web application powering www.110stories.com and together with our colleagues at i-NOVATiON developed the iPhone and Android apps including the Augmented Reality functionality. All in 20 days.
On September 10, 2011 we celebrated the timely launch of the App on a roof top in Brooklyn, New York.
How does it work?
- Download the free app onto your iPhone or Android device and you’re ready to go.
- Orient your phone towards where the Twin Towers once stood. Augmented reality will draw in the towers. If you need to, tap to lock in the towers and drag them into position with your finger. Snap a composite photo.
- What’s your story? Say something about why you felt compelled to take this picture. In only 50 characters, you’ll let the world know your story.
- Submit your photo, and its published on the 110 Stories website. All stories can be viewed on a map of the New York metro region or in gallery form. You’ve just added your story to a global repository of memories.
110 Stories is very excited to be working with doPanic in creating this app. My team has done exhaustive research, and concluded that doPanic’s Augmented Reality engine is the best available technology for the rendering and placement of the Towers.