Mapping the legacy of the New Deal just took a leap forward with the release of the Living New Deal app for iPhones—free from the Apple App Store.
The Living New Deal developed the first-ever online catalog of what the New Deal left to America. Our online map reveals thousands of New Deal public works in all 50 states. With the help of volunteers, we’ve crowdsourced 16,500 New Deal sites so far. We believe that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
With the app, New Deal sleuths can take photographs and videos of their New Deal discoveries, add text or audio and forward their findings direct to us. The app automatically captures the GPS location. Once verified, we add the site or artwork to our ever-expanding database.
The app enables users to switch back-and-forth between the app and the Living New Deal map to find other sites nearby (remember to bookmark our web address, livingnewdeal.org, on your phone’s search engine).
The app is the work of volunteer Kevin Friedly of Indianapolis and our webmaster Lisa Thompson. Our immense thanks to them both. An app for Android phones is our next target.