Tagwhat is an augmented reality app that tells you the stories behind the buildings, shops and restaurants in your surroundings.

Much the way Walkabout3d uses augmented reality to provide a glimpse into the future of new building developments, so Colorado-based Tagwhat offers a look back into the past by revealing the stories associated with different geographical places.

Now available for iPhone 3GS/4 and Android, Tagwhat’s “Great Stories at Places” app aims to let users experience hidden stories everywhere they go. The company’s team of new media journalists and filmmakers have amassed thousands of original and curated stories told in words, images, video and audio, supplemented by publishing partners including the Associated Press, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Virginia Beach Public Library system.

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