New app puts Welsh archaeology in your hand

Wednesday 06 November 2013

Have you ever wanted to know more about the archaeology of Wales whilst out and about? A new app for Android smartphones and tablets lets you do just that.

Archwilio app (© CEMAS)

Archwilio app (© CEMAS)

The free Archwilio app gives its users access to the four Welsh archaeological trusts’ Historic Environment Records containing information about over 100,000 archaeological sites in Wales.

Users of the app can:

  • view site records for their current location and beyond
  • store records to view later/offline
  • add information to existing records
  • create a new record by sending photographs and information to the relevant archaeological trust.

The app, which builds on the success of the Archwilio website, has been developed by the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) at the University of South Wales, working with the four Welsh archaeological trusts. The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet (version 2.3 or above), you can download the Archwilio app from Google Play.

You can find out more about the app on the Archwilio website.