Texas is home to over 16,000 historical markers. And now there's an app to help you find them! Features: -Onboard marker database means you can browse markers without an Internet connection. -Browse markers by geographic locations including cities and counties. -Browse markers by type, size, and subject. -Browse attractions where markers can be found including cemeteries; state parks; historic districts; etc. -Uses Location Services in the background (optionally) and notifies you when you enter a different Texas county! (Continuous use of GPS may reduce battery life.) -Keep track of marker visits! -Update marker coordinates! (Device with GPS radio required) -Record marker conditions! -Includes conditions of marker where reported. -Includes text for many markers with more being added frequently. -Take new pictures with in-app camera or link to existing pictures from your Photo Library! (Photos not included with app.) -Share your favorite markers via Mail, and iMessage! -Backup your user database to your computer using iTunes File Sharing. Backed up data includes: Markers you’ve checked in at; marker coordinates you’ve captured; favorite markers; flagged markers; shared markers; and markers you’ve browsed in the database. Includes: -Texas Centennial markers and monuments erected in 1936! -Old San Antonio Road markers erected by DAR and the State of Texas in 1918! -San Jacinto Battleground markers erected by DRT and the State of Texas in 1912! -Complete Texas works of Pompeo Coppini! -Selected Texas works of Waldine Tauch, Frank Teich, Elisabet Ney, and others! -Selected DAR bronze plaques! -Blue Star Memorial markers (all the ones we know about.) -New markers erected since 2012!
App is extraordinarily dense and difficult. Virtually useless. Unsatisfactory experience. Do not recommend.
We are not able to do visit check ins or flag sites as described in app. There is no button or option to check in at a location.
There isn’t a way to add pictures of markers that are not on the list and no way to add a physical address. When you add a picture it doesn’t show up.
Searching marker by geolocation is a boon to the traveler. Easily fining monuments, markers, etc while moving about. Lots of data points and and history. My favorite new app! Very understandably, not all markers have narratives or the text from the marker. Quickly saw that a good number have “don’t know where this one is” despite having street location in app. How might the app user assist with app database update? Might there be future ability to crowdsource or add photo URLs in info? (Obviously the app would be overwhelmed with inclusion of over 1000 images, but links would be nice added value.)
I guess I’m an idiot. I can’t even get off of the guide page. I just want to view markers we come across while driving. This looks way too complicated.
We thought this app would have a way to search for historical markers by NUMBER! You can’t search by number, only by the names of the sites which are in alphabetical order. Useless for searching for numbers you see on the highway signs! I hate that I had to PAY for a useless app!
I can see all the markers but I cannot see my location on the map now.
I enjoy driving the backroads. This app helps me find new places to check out that I would never have known about otherwise. SUGGESTIONS - 1) make a way to “mark” each one that you have visited to keep track so when you look at a list of markers in an area you can see which ones you’ve missed. 2) make a way for photos to be shared with others who use the app 3) after you develop #1 - maybe have a contest to see who has visited the most markers in a certain area - coordinate with little towns to “sponsor” each contest and drive business to that little town. Coupons ads whatever.
Update: the app doesn’t work well in sparse coverage areas (read West Texas). Once I was back in populated areas, it was much better. So I changed my rating from 1 star to 3 stars. First time I’ve ever spent money on an app, but was excited to think we could read historical marketers as we drive around Texas! The app worked fine for the first 2 markers, then shut down. Every time I try to open it, it closes. It won’t do anything! Doesn’t even stay open long enough to type the marker number!!! Bad waste of money!!!!!
I love history. Reading markers help the long trips go by faster.