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Find Modern Day Ruins with Abandoned

Abandoned is an iPhone application by design group FORM that allows you to find modern day ruins to explore and photograph. There are many people who enjoy photographing abandoned and run-down locations, and can easily find and share such locations using this app.

In addition to providing a list of locations near you, you can also read and write comments on locations and maintain a personal, private log of locations you’ve found.

The application costs $2.99 and is available from the App Store. I think this would make a really good free web application if someone has the time to build it.

Purchase and download Abandoned (via CreativePro)


 
  • http://ranger9.net/ Ranger 9

    A great companion app would be one that would connect you with bail bondsmen, handy when you get arrested for trespassing.

  • http://ranger9.net/ Ranger 9

    A great companion app would be one that would connect you with bail bondsmen, handy when you get arrested for trespassing.

  • jackmackenna

    Please note the keyword – ABANDONED locations.

  • Kaben

    You truly believe that every Urban Exploration site has just been abandoned? Most are derelict, but many have active security to prevent you stealing what is left inside and for health & safety reasons. The sites are usually still owned by property developers and the patrol them to keep vagrants and arsonists out.

    Personally i believe this app is daft as it will just make it easier for the police/security forces to monitor which sites are very active with what they see as trespassers. It may not end up as any more than a slap on the wrist, but getting kicked out mid-shoot is a pita.

  • http://ranger9.net/ Ranger 9

    That's kinda what I was thinking. On the other hand, it could be a useful app if it could include contact info for the site's property owner or responsible party. Sometimes all it takes to get permission to do a shoot in a cool derelict location is to ask the right person (and probably sign a liability waiver) but the hard part is finding out whom to ask.