Category: Travel and local Content Rating: Low MaturityInstalations: 500 - 1,000Version: 1.3Requirements: Android 2.2 and upSize: 12MUpdate: 2014-02-05Developer: OCCO DeveloperDescription: The lesser known buildings that give Lahore its unique urban charm lay hidden for both city dwellers and tourists alike and Lahore is too oftened defined by Badshahi Mosque and the Fort. Our team of architects and urban designers--all residents of Lahore--have decided to share our knowledge of the city and our love of Lahori buildings both old and new through a smart-phone Application: OCCO App. OCCO App incorporates Google Maps. The App allows users to locate specific buildings that OCCO has listed as important throughout the city. This navigation can be done both by geography and chronology, so that you can make trips that let you locate architecturally or historically significant buildings close to your location or you can navigate Lahore by choosing buildings from a specific era such as Mughal, Sikh or Post-Colonial. The App also invites users to share experiences via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and create photo albums as well as help OCCO locate and learn more about the listed buildings. Users can create a 'Favourites' category and generate maps that will help in getting to the listed locations. The App also features an intensively researched 'Lahore Timeline' that highlights significant political and cultural events in the history of the city from 1000BC onwards, giving users interesting facts at their fingertips. The final feature in the App is an 'Essential Info' tab, that includes further facts such as land area and population, weather and climate visualizations, websites for Lahori architects and historians, consular services and emergency phone numbers and essential reading on the cityDesigned, surveyed and developed over eighteen months by OCCO, this App is a labor of love dedicated to all Lahoris past, present and future. Lahore and the city's architecture is so much more than it's physical reality. The city and its myth have inspired poets, musicians and artists throughout the ages. In the world of art Lahore's reach is particularly deep, for example the city's presence is felt in both the miniatures of the 16th century and contemporary neo-miniaturist art being produced in the city's art schools. By sharing and organizing our love of Lahore we hope to create a virtual community of those inspired by this great city.
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