PDX Social History Guide app launch

pdx social history guide

PDX Social History Guide App Launch
Available in the Itunes store. 

Mark your calendars for the public release of the app-version of the PDX Social History Guide app. The app will feature location-based stories reflecting the multicultural history of downtown Portland.

The initial app will feature:

  • Architect Bill Hart on the Goldenwest Hotel and African American history
  • Author Polina Olsen on South Portland and Jewish history
  • Historian Janice Dilg on women’s suffrage in Oregon
  • Professor Reiko Hillyer on Old Town/ Chinatown
  • Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin on skid row and logger history in Old Town
  • Author Mike Munk on worker’s history
  • George Nicola on gay history on SW Stark Street
  • Professor Anne Mussey on lesbian history in Old Town
  • Consultant Ed Edmo on Native American history in Oregon

This project was produced with the generous support of Oregon Arts Commission, Travel Portland and our Kickstarter backers.

PDX Social History has been made possible only by the help and dedication of a team of volunteers. We would like to make this app accessible to all, but we need your support to keep this project open and free. Your support will enable us to only improve what we’ve started, but also to expand this project and work on additional stories. Pledge to our Kickstarter campaign, or make either a one-time gift or recurring monthly installments using Network for Good, by clicking here.

PDX Social History Guide Production Team
Project Lead: Marc Moscato
App Developer: Matt Blair
Audio Engineers: Elias Foley, Maggie Star, Zach Holz
Audio Editors: Elias Foley, Erin Yanke
Branding: Kate Bingaman-Burt
Archivists: Erin Enos, Madeline Thompson

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    Lauren Ball
    Posted November 26, 2013 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    No Android version. No donation from me

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    marc moscato
    Posted November 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lauren, thanks for the note. I hope you are mindful that this is a free app, and it takes a lot of work and programming to do both platforms – it’s not just clicking a button! In fact the content for the app was put together almost entirely by volunteers, and the programming was done on a largely pro-bono basis. Perhaps if we were able to raise the funds we could make this available cross-platform.

    In the meantime, we’ve created a website with all the same content that is formatted for mobile devices that gives a nearly identical experience. Find the link here: http://pdxsocialhistory.org/.

    Slow down, thanks for understanding and and enjoy!


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