The app for the iPhone and iPad provides essential information about the HNF in German, English and French. It is available free of charge in App Store for the iPhone and iPad. Devices may be lent free of charge at the HNF.
A multimedia guide directs users to 22 highlights of the exhibition. It also provides videos, photos and all sorts of other information. Visitors can discover how an abacus works, learn interesting information about the rise of Heinz Nixdorf and watch videos about the dawn of the computer age.
Museum visitors can view this information directly on their iPhone or iPad with the help of an integrated QR code scanner.
They can also use the app to hear English versions of German texts about the exhibition.
A 160-question quiz about IT history that covers such topics as the C64, Game Boy, typewriters and robots has also been integrated. It is an entertaining and informative game for anybody who loves puzzles and wants to learn more about the forerunners of the iPad.