Detour - Immersive Audio Tours

Detour - Immersive Audio Tours

By Detour

  • App Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2015-02-04
  • Current Version: 4.4.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 66.56 MB
  • Developer: Detour
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
App Ratings: 5
5
Based on 1,662 Reviews

Detour - Immersive Audio Tours App Description

Named by Apple in "10 Best Apps of the Year" 2016 Introducing Detour 4.0, our biggest update ever just in time for summer travel - featuring new 75+ new tours, 12 new cities, video previews, in-app camera, a design refresh, and a lot more! Immersive audio walks that guide you through the world's most interesting places with the people that know them best. Whether exploring solo or with friends, Detour will change the way you experience places. Available in 17 cities around the world. FEATURES Location-Aware: Detour uses GPS to keep the narrator in sync with your location so you can stare at the sights instead of your screen. Social: The world's first social audio tour, sync Detour with friends for a shared experience. Cinematic Production: Each Detour lets you walk in the shoes of a narrator with a special connection to the place, giving you access to voices and experiences you couldn't otherwise have. Join Ken Burns, Radiolab, Errol Morris, Philip Petit and more as they guide you through some of the world's most iconic locations. AVAILABILITY Detour is currently available in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New Orleans, Boston, Portland, Savannah, Charleston, Austin, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, and Marrakech. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING "The world's coolest audio guides" - Conde Nast Traveler "Detour will undoubtedly change the way we look at cities" - Wanderlust Duo "Like walking around in a movie" - WIRED

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App Reviews

  • Repeating ad in App Store

    1
    By RogueDarko
    This app is no where near having all the locations it should (still doesn’t have mine - Seattle...which is not a small town) and yet I’ve seen it repeated on the App Store New Daily advertisements. The new App Store format should not show repeats! There are only a few highlighted apps each day. Don’t use a space for a crap app that you have already shown just a few weeks ago. Downloaded the app to write this review. Now deleting useless app. 🤬
  • Not clear, expensive??

    1
    By Dude0u812
    Downloaded and looked at the app. It says there are “in app purchases” but unclear what the boundaries are. Listened to a “preview” which appeared somewhat promising, a local woman talking about a park. It showed $7.99 for a 40 minute recording. So... 20 cents a minute taking a chance this is an interesting talk? Again, looks like a cute app with promise. But other than the tech people making 6-figures and insulating themselves from the world in Ubers and heavy private busses, I don’t understand who has that kind of money to spend on what’s basically a short podcast episode tied to a GPS. Maybe at one or two bucks an episode, with the first one free to sample, they can get some traction with this. But expecting Joe iPhone to keep throwing $8 bucks at monologues by some unknown (and some knowns) that lasts just over half an hour seems unsustainable as a business model.
  • Love it!

    5
    By Lizasaur2
    I’ve done the SF painted ladies tour and one in Barcelona on vermouth. The production quality is top notch. I’ve learned tons both times. Syncing with my boyfriend works great too.
  • Need more cities!

    3
    By travelintracy
    I travel in Latin America. There’s a lot of history, interesting architecture & current events that could - & SHOULD - be covered! I have service/signal unless in the jungle areas. I’d really like to have these guided tours in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, and on into South America! Since most of my travel is not covered, it’s difficult for me to give this app more stairs until it is more inclusive. The tours for the US cities are good. How about Kansas City (jazz, the 18th & Vine area, etc), Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City???? There are plenty of US cities with many interesting stories, history, architecture and such. If Latin American & more IS cities are added & well done, I’d be happy to change my rating. Great start. Now let’s see what is added for those of us not as interested in European (a large portion - though lacking (Edinburgh, Dublin, Wales, Canterbury, etc) - of the app) travel.
  • Nice

    5
    By Phillyphillyphanatic
    Cool app
  • Outstanding

    5
    By thaitales
    I have thoroughly enjoyed every Detour Adventure I’ve experienced. What a Treasure! I will definitely make a point of tuning into Detour whenever I’m in a city served by the app.
  • Needs more tours

    3
    By writemom84
    The concept is great, but there aren’t enough tours. A place like Washington DC, which has literally hundreds of notable places to visit has just four tours? Many cities that you’d expect to be there are absent altogether. Most tours cost $7.99, which is not too bad but there needs to be a greater selection.
  • Too expensive and limited cities

    1
    By Andrewnorouz
    Why should I pay for this while I can google all the information for free? Also why there are not many cities in this list?
  • Great app

    5
    By Marc Moscato
    Awesome app! I’ve taken tours in portland and Charleston - both were super compelling. Excellent app and a great learning resource that’s educational and fun !!
  • Great app

    4
    By Mksolid
    This app quickly brings a city to life, offering history and culture that is more than meets the eye, so to speak. However, I hope they expand and offer historical cities like Lisbon and Porto (Portugal) other than the major players.

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