New app for the oldest computers

Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park

A free app has been launched to help visitors find out even more about The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

Designed to give information before and during a visit to the Museum, the iPhone app is both useful and fun with lots of opportunities for visitors to share experiences of their visit through social media.

Designed by TNMOC volunteer David Walton, the app gives up-to-the-minute information about the Museum including opening times, how to get there, pictures and text about what is on display, and a plan of the Museum showing where everything is.

There are quick-links for visitors to easily share their experiences with friends through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and links to TNMOC’s growing collection of YouTube videos.

It provides access to the existing online booking of TNMOC’s regular tours and how to book educational and corporate group visits.

Andy Clark, Chair of TNMOC, said: “This app is expertly designed and will be of great value to visitors to TNMOC both before and during their visit.

“TNMOC benefits from a fantastic team of volunteers and David Walton’s app is a first class example of the dedication and skill which has enabled the Museum to progress so far, so quickly with such a limited budget.”

Mr Walton added: “The learning curve in building the app was interesting for me in applying my skills to mobile technologies and to the Apple delivery process.

“I’m pleased with the result, especially the social media elements that allow users to easily share. I look forward to the user response.”

Although the specifics of future apps are not yet planned, it is expected that this iPhone app will be the first of a series with others focusing on specific aspects of the Museum.

To get the app, search ‘TNMOC’ in the app store.