ON-FOOT App Features Immersive and Interactive Toronto Ghost Tours
Discover Spine-tingling Stories and Horrifying History from the Earliest Days of the City
The mobile app--available on both iOS and Android--offers fully immersive walking tours with rich interactive media, augmented and virtual reality, and striking audio-visual. Each tour features more than 15 ghostly stories, haunting illustrations by Nick Marinkovich, 30 historical reference photos, and 360° photography.
Guided walking tours have been a staple for years in many cities, offering visitors--and curious residents--a way to explore historical and cultural sites."Technology, particularly mobile, has changed how people explore new cities and even their own," says Tristan Tiggeloven, Producer, Pop Sandbox. "From discovering places to eat to navigating neighbourhoods, our phones have become our tour guides, and with ON-FOOT App, users can explore Toronto in a new and sinister way--just in time for Halloween!"
Unlike traditional walking tours led by a guide, the app grants you access to the buildings as they once were, hundreds of years ago. The virtual tour opens the doors of locked and long-forgotten places transporting the user behind the city's most haunted walls.
With the help of augmented reality, spooky spectres will come to life as the user journeys through the haunted tour. Capture their eerie presence with your phone, and don't forget to take a selfie with a ghost to share on social!
The app features three 90 minute haunted tours; Downtown Ghost Tour, Distillery Ghost Tour, and Old Toronto Ghost Tour. By using your phone's GPS, interactive experiences (audio, archived images, VR and AR) are triggered when the user arrives at various points of interest.
Discover tales of haunted theatres, unsolved mysteries, and bodies buried in the most unexpected of places.
ON-FOOT is available for iOS and Android, and can be downloaded from the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/
The app is free to install and try. Full ghost tours are $3.99.
Share your experience and selfie on social with @onfoottours and #OnFootTO
The ON-FOOT Mobile App by Pop Sandbox offers fully customizable phone-navigated walking tours with rich interactive media, augmented and virtual reality, and striking audio-visual stories. The ON-FOOT platform is supported by the Canadian Media Fund and the Toronto Ghost Tours are supported by Ontario Creates and FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.