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    Hi all

    Over the last few months BEL Ltd have been working with a Mobile App company called Wilde Knowledge to produce a Jack the Ripper game in conjunction with the London Olympic Games competition.

    Demos for that game will shortly be available. We are looking for Ripperologist's to test out the game and give feedback. The game is designed to play on an ipad or iphone at the location, though I would imagine there are people of JtRforums who can do this blindfold in their bedroom.

    Please bear in mind that this game is aimed at younger people or people new to the world of Ripper investigation. And please realize that I have had nothing to do with the games clues or conclusions. Only technical stuff.

    That said if you'd like to have a go and perhaps go to a launch in London please let me know here and I will be in touch..The new BEL website and Definitive Story DVD will be available inconjunction over the next few days.

    Yours Jeff Leahy
    Head of Development at BEL Ltd

    PS This might also be an opportunity for advertisers, tour companies, Ripper events etc

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    Originally posted by Jeff Leahy View Post
    Hi all

    Over the last few months BEL Ltd have been working with a Mobile App company called Wilde Knowledge to produce a Jack the Ripper game in conjunction with the London Olympic Games competition.

    Demos for that game will shortly be available. We are looking for Ripperologist's to test out the game and give feedback. The game is designed to play on an ipad or iphone at the location, though I would imagine there are people of JtRforums who can do this blindfold in their bedroom.

    Please bear in mind that this game is aimed at younger people or people new to the world of Ripper investigation. And please realize that I have had nothing to do with the games clues or conclusions. Only technical stuff.

    That said if you'd like to have a go and perhaps go to a launch in London please let me know here and I will be in touch..The new BEL website and Definitive Story DVD will be available inconjunction over the next few days.

    Yours Jeff Leahy
    Head of Development at BEL Ltd

    PS This might also be an opportunity for advertisers, tour companies, Ripper events etc
    Exciting stuff Jeff!

    This bit fascinates me the most: The game is designed to play on an ipad or iphone at the location

    Any chance of some more info of this feature?
    Jon

    "It is far more comfortable to point a finger and declare someone a devil, than to call upon your imagination to try to understand their world."


    http://www.jlrees.co.uk



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    • #3
      If you are going to test or use these apps on location and this goes for all these types of apps please have someone with you to watch your back. I heard of a girl getting an iron bar over the head for an iPhone.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't mind testing what you can do with it if you are not in London

        It sounds a good app just for a self-guided tour if it shows what the original locations looked like

        Augmented reality is the future!

        For those not familiar with such apps, you can point the camera of the phone in any direction and the phone knows what direction it is pointing in, giving it the ability of overlaying desired pictures onto the video image in real time

        My friend often uses such an app which will identify and give info on stars etc if you point the phone at them

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        • #5
          OK. I'm still to get a down load but it should arrive over the next couple of days. I will send you out copies and see what you all make of it. As i explained I wasnt involved in the game just in supplying some visuals , the music and so fourth.

          It is a game designed to play on location and it might be worth passing on your warning to 'Wild Knowledge' so that they can also provide safty information for players, so thanks String

          Yours Jeff

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          • #6
            Yea if you're standing there with a big bright iPad at night at arms length.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by String View Post
              Yea if you're standing there with a big bright iPad at night at arms length.....
              I'll pass this on. The main aim is the Olympic audience, we dont want to scare anybody off but I think personal safty should be advised and expressed..good point

              Yours Jeff

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              • #8
                Breaking news

                Hi Everyone

                I'm just getting breaking news, that the first Olympic Gold medal of the Games has been awarded to the Jack the Ripper Mobile App Game. This is part of a competition launched last december. Links below.

                Congratulations to Neil at Wilde Knowledge and BELS Simon Richardson and Jake Luukanen.

                http://geobrava.wordpress.com/2012/0...ced-in-london/

                http://raceforapps.com/

                I've got links where the game can be down loaded.

                http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/track...r/id526677865?

                Please pass this on appearsd to have cost £2.99 I might be able to get some freebees if you PM me I'll see what I can do..

                We're looking at a release date 21st - 22nd June

                THe Definitive Story DVD might be available at the launch Parties, Certainly we are trying to have it available via Amazon from the 1st July and will be taking advanced orders..

                OK I'll keep you posted as I get more information through. If some one could pass the info on to Casebook that would be Cool..

                And incidently I'm giving a lecture At Dickens World Kent on the 21st Of June

                Regarding the Making of Definitive Story, The Mobile App and the True Identity of Jack the Ripper.. What else is there to do in Kent on a Thursday evening

                Yours Jeff

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                • #9
                  Excellent work to everybody involved, what a cool thing.

                  Every time something like this comes up, I can't help but wonder what JTR or the other Londoners of 1888 would have thought of it all....

                  Cheers,
                  Adam.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Adam Went View Post
                    Excellent work to everybody involved, what a cool thing.

                    Every time something like this comes up, I can't help but wonder what JTR or the other Londoners of 1888 would have thought of it all....

                    Cheers,
                    Adam.
                    Not certain on that? But I am pleased that wider recognition of the Historical importance of the subject is now starting to take place.

                    I dont think it a secret that in previous years the historical significance of the East End has been an embaracement to local councils and the tourist industry.

                    This is surely recognition that the Olymics are proud of London's History and its dark Victorian past. Lets hope the tour guides have a deserved busy summer.

                    I think it should be mentioned that Philip Hutchinson had some excellent input making this Mobile App happen and I hope it drives Olympic tourist's to his tours and Richard Jones business this summer

                    Yours Jeff

                    PS I've just noticed that there is a request for info on Casebook and for unknown unexplained reason I'm still ban from replying, go figure? But the DVD is due for release on the the 1st of July on Amazon. And the Mobile App release should be the 21st, 22nd of June 2012 with a live release at Dickens world on 21st and further events to be arranged to coinside with the Gold Medal for the App game Track the Ripper. I'd be grateful if someone could pass that message on. I'm also interested in talking with any London based Ripperologists who'd like to be involved for press releases, could be useful for London tours or conferences Yours Jeff

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                    • #11
                      Jeff:

                      According to the app store, the app is available now.
                      Jon

                      "It is far more comfortable to point a finger and declare someone a devil, than to call upon your imagination to try to understand their world."


                      http://www.jlrees.co.uk



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                      • #12
                        Is it for Android as well as Apple?

                        I can get a friend to download it on his iphone if necessary

                        Look great - congratulations all

                        It's the future!

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                        • #13
                          I'm going to buy it and try it out this evening methinks. If I do it now, I'll get distracted!
                          Jon

                          "It is far more comfortable to point a finger and declare someone a devil, than to call upon your imagination to try to understand their world."


                          http://www.jlrees.co.uk



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                          • #14
                            Hi Guys

                            Yes its going out straight away. I think were trying to get a launch event in London on the 22nd and would love to invite any Ripperologists who would like to find out more or just have a drink.

                            I'[m rather excited that the the subject has been taken seriously by the judges and that its considered an important tourist subject for the Olympics.

                            I'll also try to have a demo for the conference this year

                            DVD are on there way also

                            Jon if you do get it please do a reveiw and I'll by you a drink when we next meet.. Believe it or not I dont know the conclusion?

                            I do know that Jake built a new model of the Frying plan pub and there was talk of some new Goulston street models. Also please do put the link and info on casebook

                            Many thanks Yours Jeff

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                            • #15
                              FREE BEER

                              Hi all

                              Looks like the facebook page is also up and running

                              http://www.facebook.com/TracktheRipperApp

                              There are rumours of an event on Friday 22nd June London. And rumours of some free beer.. so if your a Ripperologist you might be in demand for once..

                              All welcome drop me a PM and I'll arrange a pass

                              Yours Jeff

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