Smart-phone app lets visitors see Civil War sites in a different light

It’s a technological mix of historic and modern-day Franklin all through your phone.

Franklin designer Sam Billingsley has created the first free, downloadable app — short for “application” — designed to give smart-phone users more information about the Battle of Franklin while they visit the city.

The app, which uses “augmented reality” technology, works with the iPhone or Droid smart-phones’ camera, piling layers of historic information over the images captured through the camera’s viewer.

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