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App Descriptionâ€śCoolâ€¦ a handy tool to have whether youâ€™re a native or a touristâ€ť
~ San Francisco Chronicle
Using over 100 map-based vintage images taken 100 years ago, Time Shutter San Francisco puts you in the shoes of someone walking through the most beautiful city in America at the dawn of 20th century.
Time Shutter San Francisco is the perfect way to immerse oneself in the San Francisco of 100 years ago and experience it all - Market Street, Chinatown and Golden Gate Park - exactly as they were.
Whether youâ€™re seeing San Francisco for the first time or have seen it every day of your life â€“ Time Shutter lets you see it in an entirely new way. Lose yourself in vistas of the bay uncrossed by the Golden Gate or Bay Bridge. Stand in the exact spot as a photographer 100 years ago, and see exactly what they saw.
Hereâ€™s how it works:
You use the appâ€™s geo-coded map to guide you on a walking tour to many of the best-known and loved locations throughout the city.
Then you hold up your phone to the scene in front of you and by sliding your finger across the screen you see how that building, beach or street looked from that exact spot 100 years ago.
Each â€śthen and nowâ€ť transition is coupled with a caption that brings you even deeper in to the past, evoking the smell of coal smoke from steam ships and the noise of saloons, while bringing out the backstory of the architecture, people and events that created these places.
The app includes:
* 146 vintage, color images of San Francisco, including all the highlights like Alcatraz, the Ferry Building, and Fishermanâ€™s Wharf.
* Captions that explain the architecture and history of each spot, and capture the sounds, smells and textures of a century ago.
* A geo-coded map that allows you to find locations near you as you walk through the city.
* An opacity slider that lets you seamlessly overlay the old with the new.
* Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and email shareability.
Also check out the Deluxe version of San Francisco for even more stunning images!
December 02, 2011 New version 1.61
November 23, 2011 New version 1.6
October 11, 2011 New version 1.52
September 30, 2011 New version 1.51
September 22, 2011 New version 1.5
August 18, 2011 New version 1.4
January 03, 2011 Initial Release