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New for Dorset and Devon – the Jurassic Coast iPhone app

iPHONE users can now let their fingers do the walking along 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

A new free app allows users to scroll through 185 million years of Earth history,  between Exmouth in Devon and Studland in Dorset, by touching their iPhone’s screen.

The application’s content is a slimmed-down version of the Jurassic Coast interactive CD on sale at visitor centres along the coast. It shows a continuous linear image of the World Heritage Site photographed from the sea, looking back at the coastline.

Insights and facts about the coast, its geology and history are provided, along with features such as an animation showing how the rocks were laid down, tilted and eroded, to form the present day coastline.

The app has been developed for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site team, based at Dorset County Council, by Aviation Partners. The South West Regional Development Agency helped to fund the work, as part of its investment into the World Heritage Site.

The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store (go to http://itunes.apple.com and search for ‘Jurassic Coast’) and it can be used on either an iPhone or iPod Touch.

For more information, go to http://www.jurassiccoast.com