It Happened Here Mobile App Reveals the Hidden Secrets of Washington, D.C. to iPhone and iPod Touch Users

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Mobile Surroundings LLC today announced that its highly anticipated iPhone app, It Happened HereTM – Washington, D.C. Edition, is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch users in the iPhone App Store at http://bit.ly/dkoD9T. The It Happened HereTM app detects a user’s location and provides photos and descriptions of fascinating events (e.g., historical, movie scenes, crimes, etc.) that have occurred nearby.

Mobile Surroundings LLC today announced that its highly anticipated iPhone app, It Happened HereTM – Washington, D.C. Edition, is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch users in the iPhone App Store at http://bit.ly/dkoD9T. The It Happened HereTM app detects a user’s location and reveals fascinating events that have occurred nearby. Users receive photos and brief, "mobile consumable" original summaries of these events in such categories as History, Politics, Crime & Scandal and Pop Culture along with links to Web sites for those who want to learn more. The It Happened HereTM app is also interactive and dynamic, allowing users to not only submit events for editorial review, but also share what's interesting about where they are via Facebook and Twitter.

The It Happened HereTM app makes every trip to or within Washington, D.C. infinitely more interesting by putting a user’s location in context with the city’s rich history and vibrant personality. Hundreds of events are provided, including the places where:

  • "Deep Throat" held secret 2 a.m. meetings with journalists about Watergate
  • John Wilkes Booth hid after assassinating Abraham Lincoln
  • John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier over dinner
  • Tom Cruise hit softballs in front of Demi Moore in the movie A Few Good Men
  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested in an FBI sting operation

More information, screen shots and social media links are available at http://www.ithappenedhere.com as well as in iTunes at http://bit.ly/dkoD9T.

About Mobile Surroundings LLC
Mobile Surroundings LLC is an emerging provider of unique, location-based mobile applications. Through its flagship offering It Happened HereTM, Mobile Surroundings LLC provides users with fascinating information about their surroundings in Washington, D.C. Mobile Surroundings LLC is proud to have collaborated with students, faculty and alumni from Georgetown University’s Masters of Journalism program in developing the It Happened HereTM app. Go Hoyas!

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