St Andrews HCI Research Group


Jul 2015

LitLong app available on iTunes

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the LitLong iOS app, put together by a team of researchers and literary scholars from the University of St Andrews and University of Edinburgh, including SACHI’s Dr David Harris-Birtill, Dr Uta Hinrichs and Professor Aaron Quigley.
The LitLong:Edinburgh mobile app allows you to use your iOS device to explore Edinburgh’s literary past, and it is free! Download a copy to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to discover how your location has been represented in literature.

LitLong App image
The app shows you text extracts of books that mention place-names in Edinburgh. These extracts are shown with the title, author and year of the book, and can be found either by finding books that are nearest to your current location, or by browsing the map and selecting pins to see how far that place is from you, and what texts are mentioned there.
Download it from here:
More details about the app and LitLong can be found here: