App created by Liberty Lake company gives you insight into D-Day



Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 6:57 PM

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--A technology company based in Liberty Lake developed an app to experience D-Day like never before. The company hoped to educate a new generation on the significance of D-Day.

The app called D-Day: June 6, 1944 made an old war map come alive. It also featured videos highlighting different locations from D-Day.

"It really ties the old printed media into a new relevant technology today,” said Director of Digital Production Stephen Halverson.

The app took you through hours of the battle on the beach in just two minutes. The team at Gravity Jack created the app working with The Greatest Generation Foundation. They wanted to make sure the app was an authentic experience.

"It needed to feel real nostalgic and have sort of an old world feel but still be current,” said Creative Director Dan Myer.

The app also included profiles of veterans who served during the war. Developers at Gravity Jack said it was humbling to take their technology and use it for a worthy cause.

"It was an honor for me and for everyone that worked on it,” said software developer Ryan Kennedy.

The creators said it was the latest example of how technology can be a great educational tool.

The app was available for iPhone and iPads.

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