A number of iOS apps provide a guide to 9/11, whether they highlight the memorial or give a panoramic view of the top of the South Tower as it would have been before September 11th. NY1’s Adam Balkin filed the following report.
9/11 Memorial: Past, Present, and Future
Everyone remembers 9/11, and any tragedy for that matter, in their own personal ways.
For those who choose to see images, hear stories, and learn about the future of the site at their own pace, the “9/11 Memorial: Past, Present, and Future” app is a great option. It’s divided into four sections: the titular past, present, and future plus a gallery. Each is filled with photos, videos, and animation. Developers say there’s more than an hour's worth of original content, including never-before-seen footage of the attacks.
Those who prefer to avoid such images can head over to the “present” and “future” sections, which contain information on the memorial, an interview with the memorial’s creator, and images of his own sketches and photos.
“9/11 Memorial: Past, Present, and Future” is free at the moment, though it’s only available on the iPad and requires an internet connection for many of its features.
9/11 Memorial Guide
For those who want to specifically learn more about the memorial and not necessarily September 11th itself, there’s the “9/11 Memorial Guide,” an official app by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum that shows renderings of what it'll look like when it’s finished.
Users touch on different areas to see it up close and even to see how the names will be arranged. There's also a section for hearing audio clip tributes from family and friends of those who were lost that day.
“9/11 Memorial Guide” is free for iOS devices.
World Trade Center 360 Virtual Tour
“World Trade Center 360 Virtual Tour” is simple but effective. It lets users swipe the screen for a panoramic view of what they would have seen from the South Tower’s observation deck on a normal, sunny day before the attacks.
The app is 99 cents and currently only for iOS devices.