Civ Orbis, Amsterdam in 1572, wins prize


Civ Orbis, a Dutch mobile phone app, has won ‘Best App from a Satellite Location’ at the iOSDevCamp 2012 (scroll down for Civ Orbis), which was held in Amsterdam from 20 to 22 July 2012.

Civis Orbis allows the user to experience the cities of Europe as they existed in the 16th century. Using maps from the Civitates orbis terrarium, you can explore and learn about Amsterdam, Cologne, and Bruges, with more cities on the way. As you visit each landmark in the cities and learn interesting historical facts, you be able to check in, share the experience with your friends, and see what others have posted. You also be able to select tours tailored to your interests in each city.

And yes, it is available for iPhone (iOS) and Android.

“We wrote this app from scratch in less than 48 hours,” explains Nelson Ferraz of the Civ Orbis Team.



  1. Gavin Morris says:

    Hello 24oranges team,

    Thanks so much for posting this!!

    One minor thing, I would appreciate it you could please change the blog link to instead of

    This blog entry was written for Appsterdam.

    If you have any questions, please email me directly.

    Gavin Morris
    (Volunteer Coordinator for Appsterdam(

  2. Orangemaster says:

    Done, cheers!

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