Award-winning mobile travel app showcases the unknown pasts of six of America’s favorite cities.

Washington D.C. – November 15, 2011 – Are you eating at the same Philly restaurant that Bruce Willis’ anniversary scene was filmed in for The Sixth Sense?  Is the liquor store you just passed the former headquarters of Boston’s leading organized crime outfit? Was the apartment building you just walked past formerly home to one of the 13 victims of the Boston Strangler?  If you’ve ever been to Boston or Philadelphia and asked yourself “I wonder what happened here,” there’s now an app that will tell you all about it!  It Happened Here for the iPhone and Android has newly released guides for Boston and Philadelphia!

It Happened Here by Mobile Surroundings uses GPS to map and list historical events, pop culture happenings, and famous movie scenes that have occurred right under your nose.  The New York Times called it “an app for serendipitous discovery” and it was named a “Best iPhone Tour App” by Travel + Leisure magazine.

With the additions of the Boston and Philadelphia guides inside the app, users in both cities can now take part in the fun of exploring their own urban backyards without searching through chunky, outdated guide books or makings plans for expensive guided walking tours!

It Happened Here has hundreds of in-depth profiles for events in each city; even history and pop culture buffs will find something new in this app.  Profiles of events include photos, detailed descriptions, and links to related videos and content.  The app’s user-friendly navigation and ability to post especially fascinating profiles to Facebook from within the app make it a great back-pocket self-tour guide.

It Happened Here is available for the iPhone and Android in the iTunes App Store and Android Market, respectively.  Guides are $2.99 per city and include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston.

About Mobile Surroundings LLC
Mobile Surroundings operates the largest human-edited database of interesting, location-based past events in the world.  It makes its location-based content available to consumers through its award-winning mobile apps and the mobile apps of its licensed partners.

Press contact:
Kim Lianthamani
800.705.8073 ext 4



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