Since June 2017, I’ve been working with the Heavitree Squilometre Quarry Pod on ways of engaging with and celebrating the local quarries and Heavitree Stone. When Steven Bramble suggested designing an alphabet of Heavitree Stone, I immediately thought of its potential use in an A-Z. I came across Placeify some years ago, powering Exeter University’s Sculpture Tour, and the two things came together as an idea for a “Q is for Quarries” trail around the red skeleton of Exeter.
We launched the Placeify version of the trail on 22 July 2018. Subsequently I came across TiCL, who were really enthusiastic about adding “Q is for Quarries” to their portfolio of Exeter trails. I gave them the material, and they uploaded it. So now there are two versions!! And you can use whichever suits you best.
The two tools complement each other. Placeify isn’t actually an app, but a website designed for mobile devices. It presents an ordered trail, and allows for text about each site. TiCL is an app using geolocation to find and direct the user to the nearest trail location. For more information, each site links to a website.
Thanks go to TiCL Media for developing the TiCL platform, in particular Simon Edwards for his support. Here are some of the other TiCL trails in Exeter: