The Spotlight Timișoara mobile apps

The Spotlight Timișoara mobile apps

Spotlight Heritage reveals, by digital storytelling, Timisoara through stories of cultural and historical heritage, of technical development, of communities and neighborhoods, interwoven with the personal stories of the inhabitants of yesterday and today.

Download HERE the Spotlight Timisoara app

Click on the image below (from your smartphone) to download the AR application directly from your phone store

Mobile apps –available for both Android and iOS - present the iconic points of the Iosefin neighborhood, improved with the help of augmented reality, allowing users to view current and old photos of buildings, 360-degree pictures inside and out.

Also, the visitors will be able to read the history of the buildings, they will be able to read the memories of Valeria Pintea about the respective building, they will be able to read the stories of the different communities and can add their own story or memory about the place.

The open, participatory mobile application contains:

Navigating through augmented reality

1. Situated in a certain location, you open the AR section

2. You open the photo-video camera and in a corner of the screen, you see a pictogram with the facade of the building which the phone can recognize (to understand how to position yourself to the building).

3. Scanning that facade, you see an image of the old building overlayed on the one in front of you. In the map mode, with all the stations, you can change on AR mode, and you will see the stations around you and the distance to them.

The project is focused on the emblematic points of the Iosefin district - Lloyd palace, The National Museum of Banat, The Palace of Water, The Palace of the Southern Region Casino, The Orthodox Church in Al. Mocioni Square - first residence of Valeria Pintea, the second residence of Valeria Pintea (str. E Gojdu nr. 2), Hochstrasser Palace, The Roman Catholic Church, The Iosefin marketKandia Chocholate Factory, The Firehouse in Iosefin, The Iosefin Synagogue, North Railway Staytion Timisoara, The Iron bridge from Iosefin, Elisabeta Mill from Iosefin, Julius Arendt Confectionery, The Water Tower from Iosefin which are brought back to life through personal histories, such as those of Valeria Dr. Pintea, 1893 - 1984; of the Lloyd Palace, the building of the UPT Rectorate through the turbulent history of the building before the First World War, the inter-war one and the educational impact of today; of public works of art.

Spotlight Heritage Timisoara is a cultural project by Politehnica University of Timisoara and National Museum of Banat, in partnership with Timisoara 2021 European Capital of Culture Association; co-financed by Romanian Ministry of Culture and National Identity, Timisoara City Hall and Timis County