ABC’s new app to commemorate Gallipoli

ABC launches Gallipoli the first day: Centenary Edition app.

Leading up to the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli, the ABC and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have collaborated to develop Gallipoli the first day: Centenary Edition app.

Based on the AFI Award-winning documentary originally published online in 2009, the completely remastered edition tells the story of the first day of the Gallipoli Campaign in detail.

ABC managing director Mark Scott said: “Gallipoli: the first day was a groundbreaking way for Australians to learn about the Gallipoli landings and it is gratifying to see it developed it into such an innovative app. This is a great use of not just the exceptional content but the medium as well.”

Developed with education in mind, users can watch and explore events as and where they happened across the landscape of the Gallipoli Peninsula, recreated in a 3D map space of the accurate landscape of 1915.

Creative director and executive producer Sam Doust said: “It’s been a real privilege to return and remaster Gallipoli: the first day for tablet computers. The spatial nature of the storytelling is such a natural fit for a multitouch experience. The opportunity to rewrite and really increase the quality throughout has greatly improved the intimacy of the content and sense of immersion and detail one feels in the retelling of this extraordinary day in Australia’s history.”

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