Mobile App Scores Your Stroll With Location-Based Historical Context

Mobile App Scores Your Stroll With Location-Based Historical Context
technology

Discover the cultural underpinnings of London's central Olympic borough through a GPS triggered audio tour housed in your smartphone.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 31 march 2011

Hackney Hear is a location specific, GPS triggered mobile application that will blanket all seven square miles of London’s most significant 2012 Olympic boroughs in sound. Featuring an emphatically local combination of over 400 interviews, historically archived recordings, music, and poetry, the app engages its users with the type of cultural context usually derived from conversations with long time residents.

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