Have you ever been visiting a new city, and wondered what cool things happened in the area? If you had a tour guide, they’d be able to tell you every little interesting fact. However, such guides cost money, and you have to walk around according to their schedule. There are also books with information, but you don’t want to be flipping through the pages trying to find your location, instead of enjoying the sites. What you need is an app for your mobile device that can pinpoint your exact location, and provide interesting facts.
This is exactly what It Happened Here was created to do. It pulls up your location and overlays it on Google Maps. It then drops pins with points of interest, and what events transpired at each. At $2.99 (iOS and Android), it makes for a cheap tour guide. You will also need to purchase different cities from within the app, which is a little disappointing. But in the end, it’s still far less expensive than signing up for a group tour.