Thank you to Dr. Stephen Hardin for this account of the battle from the perspective of a Mexican reporter. In our app, the story of Alamo is as engaging as the technology we use to bring it to life.
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Augmented reality layers digital information on the user’s environment in real time!
Now you can experience the Alamo’s iconic battleground through our augmented and virtual reality app.
Transform the historic downtown San Antonio battlefield into what it looked like before, during and after the famous 1836 battle.
The app is free and is currently available to download on iOS devices. Android coming soon. Premium level content including more augmented reality scenes, videos, and stories, may be accessed for only $4.99.
Device requirements: iPhone 6 and above, iPad with iOS10+, Android tablet and phone with OS6 and above with ARMv6 and FPU Processor.
You Don’t Have to Be at the Alamo to Use the app!
When you download the app, you will have access to:
Scene 1 The Southwest Cannon. See Travis fire the first shot with the 18-pound cannon in response to Santa Anna’s surrender demand on the first day of the siege.
Scene 3 The Palisade – Where Crockett defended the Alamo. Explore the Palisade and see Crockett and his men defend the Alamo during the assault.
Scene 12 Bowie’s Room. Jim Bowie was deathly ill during most of the 13 day siege. Explore the room where he died, find his famous knife, and see the picture of his wife who had died of cholera.
Scene 13 Tour the Alamo Compound. Explore the Alamo compound as never before, see the entire 1836 Alamo in full scale as you walk through the Alamo Reality’s Virtual Portal.
A premium download provides full access to:
What if students could see historical events unfold as if they were there: in the middle of the battle, or holed up during the siege? Do you think their interest will be piqued? This isn’t similar to watching a movie, because the student is “in” the story, where it happened.
What if they could “fly over” the entire scene and watch the battle unfold from the bird’s eye view? Or walk into the room that no longer exists in the physical world, to see where Jim Bowie died?
Would that change their perspective?
Would it enhance their retention and understanding of the material?
We know it will.
The premium version gives you access to 40 biographies. Listen to the stories from Texan, Mexican and Native Indian perspectives with modern-day and newly discovered information and artifacts.
We feature these diverse viewpoints to lend an important voice to the story throughout the Experience Real History: Alamo Edition.
The emotion and drama of their lives, and—for many—their tragic deaths, are in sharp focus.
Amazing reality requires painstaking attention to detail. We started with an accurate drawing of the Alamo and built on it—literally raising the Alamo from the historical blueprint.
Recreating actual views that haven’t been seen since 1836 requires intensive historical research. Our team includes Dr. Stephen Hardin, and artist Gary Zaboly: two of the most respected Alamo historians.
That is why we consider this project the first Augmented Reality Alamo Textbook.
On March 6, 1836, the Mexican army breached the outer defenses of the Alamo compound. Some of the defenders retreated to the Long Barracks behind barricaded doors and windows–prepared to fight to the last. The Mexican Soldados wheeled captured cannons …
When it comes understanding the architecture of the Alamo in 1836, Gary Zaboly, author and illustrator of many non-fiction accounts including An Altar for Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts, is considered one of, if …
Below are screen captures from the 3D computer-generated models of the Alamo in 1836. With the aid of our augmented reality app you will be able to visit the Alamo compound as it existed at the time of the battle. …
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