WBEZ | Abe App http://www.wbez.org/tags/abe-app Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Abraham Lincoln gets an app! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2013-02/abraham-lincoln-gets-app-105489 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78978108&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;"><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;"><br /><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/RS7005_photo%20%283%29.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 300px; float: right;" title="Happy 204th Abraham Lincoln!" />In the 21st century there&#39;s only one appropriate way to celebrate Lincoln&rsquo;s birthday - with a smart-phone app of course.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><p>Carla Knorowski is CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.&nbsp;She was at the AT&amp;T store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago today to introduce the museum&#39;s new &quot;Abe App&quot;.</p><p>Watched over by a Lincoln impersonator, she demonstrated some of the app&#39;s features, including a Lincoln quiz and a virtual tour of his home.</p><p>Sample questions in the quiz included:</p><p>&quot;Booker T. Washington thought Lincoln&rsquo;s personal battles helped him what?&quot;</p><p>Out of three possible answers, Knorowski deliberately chose the wrong answer: A) Get in shape. The right one was C) relate to other people.</p><p>As you play the quiz, a clock&#39;s tick tock winds down the time. The sound comes from an actual clock in the Lincoln and Herndon law office in Springfield, Illinois.</p><p>The app is free, and was developed in partnership with AT&amp;T, which has already apparently donated one hundred thousands dollars to the museum to help with their Lincoln &quot;digitization project&quot;.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/RS7004_abe%20app.jpg" style="height: 224px; width: 300px; float: left;" title="Even Abraham Lincoln can use a smart-phone app" />Chicagoans are also finding other reasons to celebrate Abe.</p><p>Eric Washington chalked it up to local pride. &quot;I&rsquo;ll be honest it&rsquo;s really, really cool to have someone from Illinois to have made such great strides in American history.&quot;</p><p>Outside on Michigan Avenue, Pete Stacker says we don&rsquo;t celebrate Lincoln enough.</p><p>&quot;He gets some credit but not as much credit in history for what he accomplished in really such a short period of time,&quot; Stacker said.&nbsp;</p><p>Many mentioned Steven Spielberg&#39;s recent film for having ramped up the &quot;Lincoln effect.&quot; Carla Knorowski said she thinks Lincoln is actually &quot;the nation&#39;s number one export.&quot;</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2013-02/abraham-lincoln-gets-app-105489