HearPlanet (Lite): Audio Guide to the World


Description of App: 

'The World's Largest Audio Guide'As seen in Apple's iPhone ads. Featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, National Geographic, United Airlines, CNET, CNN, Fx Business News, Westways, Salon.com, and many more.

Latest version of HearPlanet Lite includes:* Apple's Vector Maps! (iOS 6 only)* Save and Sort Collections of Places to Create your Personal Tours! Just tap 'Action' (+) and 'Save to Collection' from any list.

 Create Collections of places you want to visit and sort in any order you'd like to visit or listen.

* Upgrade to HearPlanet Premium to download your Collections for offline use. Access your content whenever you're without a data connection (even works in 'Airplane Mode').(Many more features available in full HearPlanet 'Premium' version.)

Also, now in HearPlanet Lite:*Share 'Postcards' with Friends and Family using: - Facebook - Email - Text (SMS)*Save Favorites for quick access*Turn content sources on/off*Turn on/off auto play*Many more points of interest

Here's what Apple's Ads say about HearPlanet:“Imagine a guidebook that speaks to you. With iPhone as your audio guide you’ll get the scoop on landmarks, historic sites and more – in countless cities worldwide – without taking your eyes off the sights.”

Turn your iPhone into an Audio Guide to the World. Everything on the planet is an exhibit that you can hear about no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

---In the News:National Geographic Adventure Magazine: "Looking for the coolest attractions nearby? HearPlanet will find them… Like having a tour guide in your pocket…”United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine: "The best kind of travel guide -- one that requires no reading." "an exhaustive audio guidebook...”Salon.com: “If you like to go sightseeing when you travel, then you’ll love HearPlanet.”

Users Reviews:“This is a great app! …found interesting facts about places nearby. Excellent stuff.” D.T. – UK“Very very impressive app indeed! Will be using this extensively!” Brunott – South Africa“I learnt more about the place I’ve lived for 20 years than I ever knew.” M.S. – UK“I use this all the time while traveling now. Great way to learn about a location.” Sivmica – US---

HearPlanet launches in featured mode, highlighting great new content for locations around the world. To find what's nearest you, or search for anything in the world, tap locate and search buttons.

Category filter to quickly find Bars and Restaurants, Culture and Entertainment, Landmarks, Recreation, and much more.

HearPlanet (Lite) Features:- One tap playing and 'window-shade' audio controls- Geolocation to find what’s nearby- Search for locations all around the world- Fully integrated map view- Featured content- Category filters- Global coverage with 300,000 locations- New content added all the time.- Share 'Postcards' with Friends and Family using Facebook, Email & SMS- Save Favorites for quick access- Turn different content sources on/off- Turn on/off auto play- Distance in Miles or Kilometers

You’ll be amazed how easy it is to access all the landmarks, historic sites, cultural spots, nature areas, famous buildings, sports venues, recreation areas and more, in a way that really speaks to you. It’s like having a professional tour guide always by your side!

Use HearPlanet to learn all about the places you go, as well as what’s around you every day. It’s a great way to learn about your surroundings and you’ll be amazed at what you find.

We appreciate your feedback and we're working hard to deliver the features you request. Send feedback directly to appfeedback@hearplanet.com. We’d love to hear what you think and what you’d like to see next.

Please review this version and spread the word to your friends.

All our best,The HearPlanet Teamhttp://www.hearplanet.com

(*Requires network or cellular data connection)

Apple Watch Support: 

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Accessibility Comments: 

This app is remarkably accessible. There are a couple of poorly labeled buttons.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

While I haven't yet purchased HearPlanet Pro $3.99, the likelihood of me doing so is strong. I suspect that the ability to turn offthe developer ads will make the app even more enjoyable than it already is.