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Eagle Scout Creates App For Lafayette Walking Tour

Marc Davis' creation is now being given to third grade teachers by the Lafayette Historical Society

Lafayette Eagle Scout Marc Davis
Lafayette Eagle Scout Marc Davis
An Eagle Scout has made it easier for people to tour the historic sites of Lafayette.

Acalanes High School junior Marc Davis has created a walking tour iPhone application for his Eagle project.

Davis, a member of Boy Scout Troop 204 in Lafayette, came up with the app from his experience of taking the docent-led historic walking tour when he was in third grade.

The app provides the user with a map showing historic sites in downtown Lafayette. The user can put the app into "auto" mode and as they approach each historic site an audio tour will begin, triggered by GPS location.

The walking tour is taken by all Lafayette third graders.

With that in mind, the Lafayette Historical Society has introduced the app to all of the city's third grade teachers.

Kirt Zimmer January 06, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Can the general public acquire this app anywhere? It sounds interesting.
David Mills January 06, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Hi, Kirt: I believe it's in the Apple apps... let us know if you find it there.
Kirt Zimmer January 06, 2014 at 02:20 PM
I didn't find it - if anyone else does, please share! Thank you in advance.
David Mills January 06, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Hi, Kirt and others... I've obtained the following information on the app... https://itunes.apple.com/tc/app/lafayette-historical-walking/id676810834?mt=8 That link will get you to a page where you can see the App and then select "view in iTunes" to get to a place where they can download it. Alternatively, if you search for "Lafayette Historical Walking Tour" in the App store you will find it.

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