Review from Joanne Hall
I wanted to give this a high five. I really did. I think the idea is fabulous, and the tour I used was well written, and while informative, it wasn't overly talky. But. Even though I was less than 1 km from a phone tower for the whole tour, and I had my roaming mobile data on, and I was getting a full set of bars, I kept getting ''poor signal'; on the app, which meant the geo-location kept dropping out. Which meant the tour had no idea where I was, and couldn't nudge me in the right direction. I had to keep resetting the tour - which started it from the beginning, so I had to manually find my closest audio spot, and again the geo location couldn't find me. So, for most of it, I had to manually trigger the audio. It's a good thing I knew where I was going. But, this took the 'relax, walk and listen' aspect from the guide, as I kept having to check where I was against where audio spots were, trigger the audio, then work out where the next audio spot actually was in relation to the subject matter of the audio. So, not such a great experience for me.
I really enjoy voicemap. A few weeks ago I did a great walk about of Spier wine farm. The instructions were very clear, accurate and easy to follow. Today we're heading out to Hermanus so will try another one. I wish I had more time to walk all the walks around Cape Town. When I told my friend in Amsterdam, he created the first tour for Amsterdam. Such a super cool app!
Tip: be patient while preview is downloading. It may take more than 1 minute without any visible progress. And support is very responsive and willing to help.
A magic map that makes your sites of visit alive! I really enjoy telling my stories and listening to others' on VoiceMap!
Downloads are unreliable and start over every time I reopen the app. So annoying...
Works well, but make sure you set off with a full battery!
Voicemap has been a great platform for me to experience amazing places and also to share stories of my own city with the world
* A bug fix for tour coupon redemptions.
* Updates for Android 8.
* We've optimised the lost warning, which plays when you wander off course. It was playing too often, but is now more accurate. (Thanks to Alex in Vienna and Jitka in Prague for reporting this.)
* Faster and more reliable tour downloads, plus a bug fix for users who experienced an error purchasing tours. (Thanks to Sarah in London.)
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