Westminster Abbey, the world-famous Gothic church in London where British royalty is crowned, announced that it will soon release a 3D guide app showcasing the church’s interior for the iPhone. Proceeds from sales of Abbey 3D, which will be priced at £2.99 (approximately US $4.85), will go to the Westminster Abbey Foundation and the Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund.
Laser scanning technology and 3D modeling were used to create the tour available within the app – the following demo video provides a taste of what the app will include:
Abbey 3D will provide users with some background on the upcoming Royal Wedding, scheduled to take place on the morning of April 29:
Archive pictures and potted biographies on key participants at the Royal Wedding will be on the app, as well as a cross-section birds-eye view of the Abbey showing the layout of the church. Bite-size historic facts and archive pictures of previous royal weddings will mean everyone can become something of an expert on Westminster Abbey in time for the big day.
While following royal social events is not exactly our cup of tea (see what we did there?), it’s nice to know that Westminster Abbey is thinking of those who can’t attend the upcoming royal nuptials at the historic place of worship. We’ll let you know when Abbey 3D hits the App Store and is available for purchase.