App launched with n0tice to discover engineering gems of Kings Cross
Images of Kings Cross captured by n0tice users in a gallery created using HashGordon.com.
From the grandeur of the station roof to the incredible new public space being created inside a former gas storage unit, the Kings Cross area of London is being reinvented.
And today, some of those involved with the re-working one of the city’s busiest places, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) launches an app to help people explore the area.
The app has been created as part of ACE’s centenary programme focused on attracting more young people into the exciting industry of engineering. It draws the attention of young users to the engineering behind some of the remarkable structures in the area through fifteen videos that play at hotspots around the area.
Built using n0tice technology, the app features videos at locations of particular engineering interest. It can be used as a walking tour for people moving around the Kings Cross area, but it’s also viewable from anywhere for armchair visitors too.
The Chairman of Crossrail, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, TfL’s Director of Capital Projects and several other senior figures in engineering in London have joined with pupils from Royal Greenwich University Technical College, the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium, and young graduates from several companies to launch the new Kings Cross Trail app.
Speaking at the launch, the ACE project manager Jane Calvert-Lee, said: “The pupils from Royal Greenwich UTC have been great to work with and it is people like them this trail is aimed at.
“Right across the industry there is a need to attract talented young people in and we face fierce competition from other industries for the brightest students, especially as many young people don’t know how international and exciting professional engineering is when they choose what GCSEs and A-Levels to take.”
As well as providing the underlying technology, the n0tice team created all the content – from initial research, interviewing, filming and editing – to produce the app and associated online assets.
Matt McAlister said, “We’re really pleased n0tice was able to deliver this project for ACE. We like to help organisations with their mobile ambitions, particularly with locally focused projects like the Kings Cross Engineering Trail. The walking tour app is an excellent way to bridge the online and offline worlds and to discover what’s happening nearby.”