New Lincoln Knights’ Trail app launched for users to find ‘secret knight’

A new Lincoln Knights’ Trail-inspired mobile app has been launched allowing users to find the new ‘secret knight’.

Lincoln Secret Knight is available for Android users and was developed by the University of Lincoln and Lincoln BIG.

Visitors to Lincoln’s Brayford Pool can launch the app and try and find the 3D medieval knight galloping across the screen when the phone’s camera detects the secret marker in the location.

The appearance of the knight and his horse can be customised from 64 different colour combinations and can be shared with friends on social media with the app’s wireless access point.

A picture frame was also installed on the bridge near the University overlooking the Brayford to allow users to capture the knight on the scenic backdrop.

The application was developed by University of Lincoln’s PhD student Kieran Hicks.

Project leader Sukhy John MBE, director of the Centre for Culture and Creativity at the university, said: “The Lincoln Knights’ Trail has proved to be one of the biggest attractions in Lincoln in 2017 and as a proud sponsor of the trail we are delighted to be able to add to these celebrations further with our interactive installation.

“With the expertise of those in the School of Computer Science, we have been able to develop an installation that brings the story of these famous knights to life. I hope people will enjoy using the app as much as we have enjoyed creating it and will catch the ‘Lincoln Secret Knight’ while they can.”

Lincoln Secret Knight can be downloaded from the Google Play Store now.