Want to travel back in time as you stroll down the streets of Intramuros? You can do all this just on your smartphone with Experience Philippines, an augmented reality app.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) collaborated with the iACADEMY for this innovative app. The tourist app houses a treasure chest of visuals and information about the famed wall city of Manila.
Currently, the AR feature only works on the DOT logo and certain sites in Intramuros. These include the Gallery of Presidents, the Fort Santiago Gate, the Ayuntamiento, the Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, and the Churches of our Lady of Lourdes, of San Ignacio, of San Francisco, and of Recollects. To activate, tap on the ARTech button and point your camera at the tourist site.
“With the Experience Philippines app, tourists can relive the past of Intramuros city with just a tap on their mobile phone screens,” said DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
In addition to the walled city, DOT eyes AR development for other spots and destinations such as Mt. Samat, Banaue Rice Terraces, Corregidor, Puerto Princesa, Pampanga, and Mt. Pinatubo.