As part of the Saratoga 150 celebration,
Tour Through Time, a new iPhone walking
tour application brings Saratoga Springs’
history to life for visitors and residents alike.
The application combines in-depth historical
information with archival images of
the Spa City’s many unique buildings and
landmarks. The application presents walking
routes through Saratoga. GPS technology
combined with the application’s content
allows users to see the significance of the
specific sites they encounter while strolling
through the streets of Saratoga.
The application was a joint effort of the 21st Century Academy led by Leanne Donelan at Saratoga Springs High School and Garnet River, a Saratoga Springs technology company, specializing in custom software and other enterprise services.
The high school students conducted research, tracked down archival images and put together the language and visual elements of the application. Garnet River’s development center worked with the students to produce the application that would best present the students findings to the application’s users.
The application is comprised of three tours: Broadway, Congress Park and the East Side. Each tour takes the user down a separate path with different sites and content. The application is available for free download in the iTunes store.