Podwalk

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Podwalk
Logo
Original author(s)Åsmund Sollihøgda
Stable release
Operating systemiOS
Available inEnglish
TypePodcatcher
LicenseFree[citation needed]
Websitepodwalk.org

Podwalk is a mobile app that enables users to listen to audio recordings in which segments linked to places.[1][2] It goes under the slogan "the site specific podcast player".[3] The app is available for iOS.

The app was released in November 2015 at the international competition Creative Business Cup, in which it won second prize.[4][5][6]

Usage[edit]

Podwalk can be used for creating location-based podcasts, like radio documentaries or dramas at places. Further it can be used for traditional audio guides at museums and tourist attractions. As of February 2016 it is featuring content by prominent cultural institutions such as Ibsen Museet, National Gallery of Denmark and Danish Architecture Centre.

Technology[edit]

The app uses GPS for locating the audio outdoors and iBeacon technology for navigating at places with poor gps signal or for greater accuracy.

Development[edit]

Podwalk is developed by designer Åsmund Sollihøgda, which previously had created the similar project Recho,[7] an app that allows anyone to record audio snippets that is linked to locations using GPS coordinates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Podwalk on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ "Podwalk App til Iphone - Dansk Arkitektur Center". www.dac.dk. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  3. ^ "Podwalk website". www.podwalk.org. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Norsk pallplass i Creative Business Cup". The norwegian embassy. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Sølv til Norge på Creative Business Cup 2015!". Innovation Norway. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Meet the Award Winners of 2015". Creative Business Cup. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  7. ^ Mchough, Molly. "A Smile Detector and Other Apps You Need to Be Using". Wired. Retrieved 6 March 2016.

External links[edit]

Official website