Digital district display wins

Danella BevisThe West Australian

An interactive app has led the District Display competition into a new era and the Coastal region to victory at the 2015 IGA Perth Royal Show.

Coastal co-ordinator Peta Korb, with the help of her son Alaric, of Wanneroo, upped the ante this year.

Mr Korb, a 21-year-old architecture student, spent four months developing an app that showgoers could download.

The app, named Augmented Coastal, reveals hidden photos, animations, sounds and information related to agricultural sectors in the coastal region.

On Saturday, more than 500 people downloaded the app.

Mr Korb said the theme centred on the question mark and aimed to raise questions about agriculture and the agribusinesses that were a part of it.

"I'd never done an app before, so it was quite a learning curve," he said.

Mrs Korb said the Coastal team wanted people to understand how modern farms were.

"We wanted to get a different demographic involved in looking at the display this year - the teenage market and the younger kids - because everything they do is technology-based. That's what our farming is these days as well," she said.

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