Aboriginal Australia app

This item appears on page 63 of the November 2015 issue.

For visits to Australia, the GPS-based “Welcome to Country” iPhone app alerts the user whenever he crosses the boundary of a traditional tribal group. He is directed to a video in which an elder or “knowledge carrier” provides information about the culture and customs in the area, using speech or song or showing a dance or ceremony.

Version 1.0 of the app has a map and covers more than 30 indigenous tribes and language groups (from a total of over 500). Visit the iOS AppStore.