Grim London – not your typical app for tourists! [Self Promotion Saturday]
I’m super proud to present the next app from my 64 year old mother, who self taught herself programming in multiple languages (on iOS, Mac, and Windows!) after her retirement and now develops apps for fun! ?
She also refuses to do any promotion of them ?♂️, because she’s way too modest – so here I am doing it for her… ?
This is what she had to say about it (only in a slightly more polite and edited form):
>London always attracted attention of history geeks – however typical itinerary of a tourist is limited to the same few landmarks like The Tower, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and perhaps Hampton Court.
>People spend time in a great city without even realising that it is likely that the streets they are walking on, the hotels they are staying in, the pubs they are drinking in – all could have been the setting for exuberant passions of yesteryear: jealousy, murders, poisonings, and executions. Not all of these events are widely known and left a mark in the history of London, but it doesn’t make them any less interesting.
>I was always interested in discovering evidence of these past events in our present, in making old stones tell the human story. For this app I have selected stories from the 700 years of London history (starting from the 14th century), traced the evidence for each and put it on the map, wrote articles about each event, added photographs made on the streets and in the buildings of present day London and archival illustrations / engravings of the protagonists of the stories (if they exist). And now I am offering Grim London to anyone who loves this city and its history.
>Download the app and discover unusual London for yourself!
[Website for Grim London](https://ga.fxfp.com/grim/)
[App Store page](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grim-london/id1447948080?mt=8)
Compatible with and tested on iOS 12 (both iPhones and iPads).