New App Maps James Joyce’s Ireland

Just in time for summer travels, this weekend a group of Boston college students are releasing a city guide app to Dublin based on James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Dubbed JoyceWays, the app combines the teachings of Joyce scholar Professor Nugent with designs from Irish software developer Big Top Multimedia, to make a literary tour app that is part study guide, part tourist tool.

It took almost three years for the students to build the app, which started as a Kickstarter project. And you can see why. It’s full of photos, literary criticism, cartoons and posters. It’s got 100 places to visit including 15 pubs.

Check it out: “Follow our Dubliners trail. Or just treat yourself to Senator David Norris’s animated video performance of scenes from ‘Nausicaa.’  JoyceWays guides you from 7 Eccles Street to the National Library, from Dublin Castle to Sandymount Strand. We’ve mapped for you the texture of the city Joyce fled, but loved.”