Attention smartphone users: The National Archives has released our first mobile application called “Today’s Document,” based on the popular feature on Archives.gov.
This new mobile app is an interactive gallery that allows you to explore the holdings of the US National Archives through a collection of 365 fascinating documents and photographs from throughout history. Learn what significant event happened on your birthday, search the documents by keyword, or browse the collection at your leisure.
Zoom in on the high resolution images to get a closer look at the featured documents and photographs, use the calendar feature to select a specific date, or select “Surprise Me” to show a document at random. Want to learn more? Tap the “info” icon to read background information on the document and link to related websites. You can even share documents via email, Facebook and Twitter, and add documents to your list of favorites by tapping the “star” icon.
Today’s Document mobile app is currently available in the Android marketplace and will be available in the Apple marketplace soon.
*Update: Today’s Document is now available in the Apple marketplace for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.