Autio - Travel Companion 12+

Location-Based Story Guide

HearHere Inc

    • 4.8 • 2.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

HearHere is now Autio.
*** Apple App of the Day, Apps We Love, & New & Noteworthy
*** Webby Award Winner for Best Travel App 2022

Ready to take travel to the next level? Autio has 9000+ location-based audio stories from coast-to-coast. Try your first 5 stories free - no strings attached - then choose a plan for 30 Days, 1 Year, or 3 Years.

Ever curious about the deeper story behind that bronze historical marker you passed on the highway? Autio is an invitation to discover — a hands-free experience that delights, informs, & entertains by fostering a deeper connection with the people, places, & histories of the land you are traveling through.

With rave reviews from Forbes, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Outside, TechCrunch, & more!


FEATURES:

NARRATED BY YOUR FAVORITE VOICES — Many of our stories are narrated by voices you know and love like Kevin Costner, Phil Jackson, John Lithgow, and more.

DISCOVER INTERESTING STORIES — Autio notifies you when you’re in range of new stories you haven’t heard yet.

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW — New stories are released weekly, so no two trips are ever the same.

NATIONWIDE COVERAGE — Unique stories from coast-to-coast.

FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS — Audio stories keep your eyes off your phone and on your beautiful surroundings.


HOW IT WORKS

As you travel, Autio serves up stories based on your geographic location & interests. The audio vignettes, generally 2-3 minutes in length, tell the history around you, painting a multi-dimensional picture you’re unlikely to get from a history book or visitor's guide. Autio answers the questions we all ask as the odometer turns.


ABOUT AUTIO

Humans are moved by stories. Stories that make us laugh and cry. They move us to come together and do amazing things. Since the dawn of time, stories have been the way in which values and knowledge are passed from one generation to the next — each adding their wisdom and experience along the way.

It’s time to connect with the sum of our experience, to enrich our lives with the stories of today, and to inspire the great storytellers yet to come.

What’s New

Version 3.6.0

Hey Autio Adventurers,

Say hello to the Downloads playlist — finally! It’s the best way to organize all of your downloaded stories. We’ve also optimized the way our story notifications are delivered to better alert you of nearby stories + our usual tweaks to make the app ever-better.

Safe travels!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

gjb9 ,

This is an excellent app

I am a startup lawyer and I help a ton of app developers. I have pitched this exact app to a bunch of them because I wanted to see an app like this made. The teams all concluded the same thing: it would take a Herculean effort before any revenues would come. This would be a passion project more than a simple utility application. I believe that is correct but I think the team at here hear have found the right people who are passionate about learning and sharing because this app is excellent. The experience is great and the content is solid. This is a perfect application for someone who travels a lot and tends to have their nose buried in a guidebook or loves reading the plaques at historic sites. I’m so excited this app is here.

Skillbit ,

Could be better

Signed up for a year. This is the first app I have ever paid for and I am disappointed. Listened to several hundred stories over 3 weeks driving cross country and back. Don’t know exact count because I have had to delete and reinstall app several times and the count resets. The app is still freezing up and not working for me anymore.
The premise is great and 80%+ of the stories and most of the narrators (I never heard any of the marquee narrators) were enjoyable. However, I do not like WF Strong, who narrates most of the Texas stories. It is obvious he is full of himself and some of his stories are personal musings and not related to history or interesting places at all, e.g. “quotes from my brother.” He also ends every story with “…some of them are true.” Isn’t the whole point of this app true stories of history and interesting facts?
Additionally, I think the stories load to far in advance from their location. I found myself pausing the story and then starting it closer to its location on several occasions.

Developer Response ,

Hey there,

We’re delighted that you were able to listen to so many stories! You’re a story pro now, which makes your feedback all the more valuable. It’s really helpful as we curate and update our library of stories every week.
We find that some users notice a pause in stories when they lose cell phone service, which may explain some of these pauses. Rest assured that our dev team is working on an improved offline experience.

We’ll be sure to have our content team review some of the stories you mentioned to make sure our library remains true to our location-based promise. We’d love to know what else we can do to turn that 2 star review into 5!

Bryce

MedJenn ,

Inaccurate and with bugs

I’d love to give this a 5 star and review and maybe in time once the bugs are works out I will. However, the information on many “stories” is rather inaccurate. I will give one as example here. The story on East Stroudsburg, PA states it was originally named “Danville” when it was actually named “Dansbury”. Danville is a completely different town in PA. Also, you reference the historic train depot in East Stroudsburg which is a rather significant piece of their history. You also wrongly named that as the Pocono Depot I believe. The train depot is actually Dansbury Depot, always was and still is as it ran its last route through there in 1970. Some very large inaccuracies on this topic here.
Lastly, once you complete one story it automatically feeds into the next and you get “charged” for a second story which was not the intended.
Some large bugs and inaccuracies to work through before I can rate this higher. I give two stars because the idea of it is great, but it needs to be factual.

Developer Response ,

Dear MedJenn,
Thank you for giving our app a try and for all of the feedback on these stories. We'll look into these right away and make the appropriate changes.

We can also help you get stories deposited back into your account, just drop us an email to support@hearhere.com and one of our friendly team members will get back to you.

Thank you!

App Privacy

The developer, HearHere Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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