Cape Town based company; Voicemap brings you the their ‘walking tour app’ with more personalised tour guides. The smartphone compatible app provides you with history and information on famous sites as you walk or cycle around it.
Voicemap’s ‘walking tour app’ is a tour guide like-app which gives platforms to civilians for sharing of stories and information on a certain places of attraction. The walking tour app’s free publishing tool allows civilians to share stories of places of interest and upon creating the voice tour; the team assigns an editor to help with editing and making your tour ready to be heard.
According to voicemap’s marketing and communications head, Claire van den heever “the free publishing tool attracts a diverse range of storytellers and we encourage them to share their particular neighbourhoods over the course of a short walk, cycle of drive.”
Changing the face of tour guidance and storytelling, ‘Voicemap was built by storytellers for story tellers. The app uses GPS technology to identify tours within a meter radius of where you are and also supports offline GPS maps. The Android and Ios supported app also has social media interaction.’
The team welcomes more storytellers to use the platform, and for every story you tell there is royalties given to you. ‘You retain the copyright and choose the price of your tour. We pay 50% when your tour is sold’. The walking tour app currently holds almost 100 tours in around 38 cities world-wide.