All Hidden Secrets of Washington, D.C. in a tiny App

Here is a super cool app for the iPhonians of Washington, D.C. and those who plan to visit Awesome Washington, D.C. – It Happened Here app for iPhone.

The app will make every trip to or within Washington, D.C. infinitely more interesting by putting a your location in context with the DC’s rich history and vibrant personality. Hundreds of events are provided, including the places where:

  • “Deep Throat” held secret 2 a.m. meetings with journalists about Watergate
  • John Wilkes Booth hid after assassinating Abraham Lincoln
  • John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier over dinner
  • Tom Cruise hit softballs in front of Demi Moore in the movie A Few Good Men
  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested in an FBI sting operation

It Happened Here – The app detects a user’s location and reveals fascinating events that have occurred nearby. Users receive photos and brief, “mobile consumable” original summaries of these events in such categories as History, Politics, Crime & Scandal and Pop Culture along with links to Web sites for those who want to learn more. The It Happened Here app is also interactive and dynamic, allowing users to not only submit events for editorial review, but also share what’s interesting about where they are via Facebook and Twitter.

Cost: $2.99

Here is the website and here is where you can download it from.

Have fun with the app 🙂

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

4 Responses to All Hidden Secrets of Washington, D.C. in a tiny App

  1. irina says:

    It has no rating. Is it new? I don’t know if i want to spend $2 on that, though idea is interesting. Would be nice if it just give u upcoming events by location, not only the events of the past history.

  2. Andre Holmes says:

    I need to take a look at this we should colab and do a lounge and bar app for DC for the iphone?

  3. I do believe all the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for starters. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

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