DC Goes iPhone App Crazy

Some in D.C. are embracing change

While Georgetown seems to be in the dark ages when it comes to Apple stores, others in the District have managed to embrace this newfangled technology. 

Developers have been cranking out useful apps for D.C. iPhone users, like a new one designed to give self-guided audio tours of D.C.

What's so good about it? Besides being free, you can also learn useful facts like the following:

"The Washington Monument's designer feared it would look like a 'stalk of asparagus.'"

Not sold on it yet? Maybe this will do the trick:

"The Postmaster General fell to his death on the opening day of DC's new post office."

The application is a partnership between Washington Flyer magazine and Gotham Studios. To download it, go to the App Store and search for "georadio."

And sorry, Dewey Decimal System fans. Technology has finally found a better way to see what's up at a D.C. public library.

The library system, known more for sheltering the homeless, actually has a cool new application that lets you search for books, music and more. It's one of a number of ways the library system is embracing new technology. For a town that's often behind the times in terms of coolness, this is a refreshing change.

Click here to download the app.

And as we reported last week, the app craze will continue.  The National Park Service is creating an app that will lead people around the National Mall.  That's in the works for next year.

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