Memorial Apps

WWI Memorial Apps
"Visitor Guide"
For at the Memorial
"Virtual Explorer"
For At Home or school
A unique way to experience the story of WWI and the New National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. using the exciting technology of Augmented Reality on your Smartphone or Tablet for Android and iPhone.
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The WWI Memorial "Virtual Explorer"

For use at home or in school

NEWLY UPDATED WWI MEMORIAL “VIRTUAL EXPLORER” APP PUBLISHED WITH NEW FEATURES

updated 10/14/2021: Release 1.7

Virtual Explorer App poster

What it is:

The Doughboy Foundation is bringing the new National WWI Memorial from Washington, D.C. to schools, classrooms, dining rooms, dens, backyards, and driveways all over America with a new updated release of the award-winning Augmented Reality App called The WWI Memorial “Virtual Explorer”.

iPad Screenshot of the Memorial model

The “Virtual Explorer” app brings a walk-around-inside-it digital 3D model of the National WWI Memorial to students at home or in school classrooms using iOS or Android smartphones and tablets, available in many K-12 schools.

Students, teachers, or any interested party can access the National WWI Memorial themselves, wherever they are, rather than needing to go to Washington, D.C. to experience and explore it. More than that, the WWI Memorial “Virtual Explorer” App is filled with interactive and experiential WWI history, including:

The Timeline Tower: An interactive, 2-story tall 3D timeline featuring over 50 key events from WWI with images and short narratives organized up and down the tower in time order.

iPad Screenshot of the Timeline Tower

The Sinking of the Lusitania: A video game-style presentation of this crucial event that was instrumental in drawing America into the global WWI conflict.

iPad Screenshot of the Lusitania story

Vehicles from WWI: Featuring interactive 3D models of breakthrough vehicles that came out of WWI including airplanes, tanks, motorized ambulances and even a 1917 Harley Davidson motorcycle.iPad Screenshot of a Sopwith Camel in Vehicles from WWI section

How WWI Changed America: More than 50 micro-documentaries (each under 2 minutes) in 9 categories featuring leading WWI historians on social studies subjects such as the effect of WWI on Women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, citizenship, propaganda, and even the 1918 flu pandemic.

iPad Screenshot of How WWI Changed America section

The Military History of WWI: A multi-part exploration of how America exploded from a low tier standing army of less than 130,000 to a global military powerhouse with 4.7 million men and women in uniform, and 2 million soldiers deployed overseas in just 18 months.

iPad Screenshot from "Pershing family tradition of Service"

 

Stories of Service: The tools and means to create research projects about WWI veterans from the local community or families, which can be submitted INTO the App, resulting in an auto-narrated story and images that are shared nationally with everyone who uses the app.

iPad Screenshot a "Virtual Remembrance" story of service

And more...

 


communicator award trophy"Best Use of Augmented Reality"The WWI Memorial “Virtual Explorer” prototype was released as an experimental app last year and received a 2021 Communicator Award for “Best Use of Augmented Reality” from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. The innovative “Virtual Explorer” education technology (EdTech) initiative has received support and funding from Walmart, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

There is a companion app called the WWI Memorial “Visitor Guide” (See above). It is very similar, to the “Virtual Explorer” but is designed for use when you are physically at the WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. The smaller app can be downloaded when at-site to ad the interactive and experiential WWI history as an overlay to a WWI Memorial visit.

The Apps can be found by searching on “WWI Memorial” in either app store or by going to www.Doughboy.org/apps

 


 

Download the WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer

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FAQ's

The WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer App is available both from the Google Play and the App Store. There are no costs and no in-game purchases required. It is suitable for any age above 12 years-old with some depictions of battles and wounded soldiers.  

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WWI Memorial Visitor Guide

For use when visiting the WWI Memorial in D.C.

A "Visitor Guide" to the new National WWI Memorial complete with experiential "Augmented Reality" interpretive elements to take your WWI Memorial Visit to the next level.

The WWI Memorial Visitor Guide can be an integral part of your experience when you visit the new WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

visitor guide map pageNot only does it provide insight into the Memorial and its history, but it also provides a plethora of information about WWI in unique and interesting ways by using "Augmented Reality". 

Each area has AR features that allow you to place objects, information, videos and more onto the grounds and surfaces of the memorial.

Timeline Tower
For example, in the Belvedere area, you can drop a giant timeline tower onto the ground that tells the story of WWI from 1914 through 1919 with over 50 narrated information panels.

A Soldier's Journey
There is a video you can play that tells you the story that is portrayed by the sculpture currently being created by Sculptor Sabin Howard. The 58' deep bas-relief sculpture will be the largest in the western hemisphere when it is completed and installed in 2024. Until it is installed a changing series of visuals will be put on the wall where it will be installed portraying the evolving completion of the work from initial sketch, to clay, to finished bronze. 

The Vehicles of WWI
While you are on the Viewing Platform, with the giant reflecting pool, we allow you to place WWI era ambulances, motorcycles, planes, tanks, and ships out over the pool and when practical, we make them actual size to give a sense of what these craft were like. 

The Military History of WWI
Moving over to the Pershing Memorial area you can place various presentation on the walls of the Memorial space and learn about how American created a nearly 5 million person military force from a tiny standing army and deployed a fighting force of 2 million to France to decisively change the course of the war in just 18 months

How WWI Changed America
At the North Lower Terrace at President Wilson's quote, you can place an augmented reality viewer on the wall and select from over 50 short videos covering all the social aspects of WWI and how the War that Changed the World completely transformed every aspect of American life.

Virtual Remembrances
And finally, and perhaps most important, on the upper terrace by the Peace Fountain is where you can use the Visitor Guide App to explore the hundreds of Stories of Service that have been submitted to us by the public over the centennial period. Everyone is invited to contribute to this archive that lets you submit your ancestor's story of service in WWI, whether military or civilian. All these stories will be accessible in both the WWI Memorial Apps, the "Visitor Guide" for those at the Memorial in D.C. AND the "Virtual Explorer" that bring the entire memorial to everyone, anywhere whether at home or in the classroom.


Download the WWI Memorial "Visitor Guide"
Search for "WWI Memorial" in your app store
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FAQ's

The WWI Memorial "Visitor Guide" App is available both from the Google Play and the App Store. There are no costs and no in-game purchases required. It is suitable for any age above 12 years-old with some depictions of battles and wounded soldiers.  

 Apple, the Apple logo, App Store, iPhone and iOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Google, Google Play and Android are registered trademarks of Google LLC.

 

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