i-Free creates a multimedia guide to the Church of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street in Veliky Novgorod

Using this app, one can take fascinating tours in the Church of Transfiguration, view archive recordings, drawings and photos, examine authentic documents, learn about architectural features of the church. Obviously, one can use the app to see the famous fresco paintings by Theophanes the Greek that made this church famous.

One can take such a tour while staying at home, which is especially important for those who cannot visit Veliky Novgorod for some reason.

The visitors of the Church can scan QR codes inside the Church in order to get detailed information about any object that is of particular interest to them.

Multimedia guide to the Church of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street was created in partnership with St. Petersburg State University (SPbGU).

Tatiana Laska, Director at the Institute of Arts of SPbGU and Deputy and Scientific Director at Novgorod Memorial Estate, commented on the app release: "We are happy to partner with i-Free, everything has been done quickly and with high quality. It was a pleasant surprise for us that i-Free team, which worked on this project, always aimed at achieving the best result possible, without restricting spent efforts and time to agreed limits. Being an example of fruitful cooperation between such different organizations as a commercial company and a museum, this project makes us sure that together we can obtain important results in solving a complex problem of preserving Russian cultural heritage. In the nearest future, we are going to release another unique mobile-based product, so we will be happy to cooperate with i-Free again".

The development of multimedia guide to the of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street took more than half a year of careful, meticulous work. Special attention was given to content preparation, namely creating and processing panoramic views of the Church - the team made hundreds of photos.

Development of the Church's architectural details also required many efforts. As a result, a unique product has been created. Today it is the only multimedia guide offering information about the Church of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street.

Viktoria Podunova, Director et i-Free Business Solutions, commented on app release, saying: "Today many museums and historical sites have regard for modern technologies and realize that these offer new opportunities. Multimedia guides let any person in the world get detailed and broad-ranging information concerning historical sites and monuments, examine them from interior and contemplate works of art that they preserve. It is very important, especially for young people. We are really glad that we can use our experience and our technological capacities to create such useful mobile products.

i-Free is partnering with SPbGU to be the first Russian company creating multimedia guides for museums and historical sites. The product line includes mobile guides "Oranienbaum through centuries" and "Viva Peterhof", created together with the biggest museum in Russia.

The "Church of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street" app is available free of charge for iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cerkov-spasa-na-il-ine-ulice/id915798235?mt=8) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.ifree.temple&hl=ru) tablets. 

i-Free multimedia guide "Church of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street":



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