We're very excited to announce that Saraband is taking part in a major new project to produce smartphone apps celebrating Scotland's unique literary heritage.
Funded by Nesta, the charity that provides investments and grants to bring great ideas to life, the project will see the development of smartphone apps based on a selection of Scottish-interest books. The apps will offer new and compelling ways for readers to explore characters, moods, genres and specific titles.
Some of the features of the apps will include:
- Geolocation of titles, characters, scenes and author sites through maps, GPS triggers and specially constructed journeys.
- Personalised reading recommendations based on surprising and unusual criteria and playful elements.
The aims of the apps are to provide wider access to Scotland's literary canon through familiar technologies; provide revenue for publishers and writers; celebrates Scotland's unique literary heritage; update the image of Scotland's vibrant publishing industry; supply cultural tourism around all regions of Scotland and offer new contexts for an new routes into Scottish literature.