Want to find your quiet place in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop or venue where you can actually hear your date, colleague, or partner? SoundPrint’s own decibel (noise) meter allows you to measure the loudness of the venue and submit (crowdsource) that data to the database. You then can search for venues based on how quiet or noisy they are.
+ Measure and submit the decibel, sound, or noise level of a venue
+ Search for venues based on their noise level (i.e. quiet, moderate, or noisy)
+ Simple to use
+ Help practice safe hearing health
+ Wide international coverage
+ Apple Watch/Healthkit integration to analyze your atmospheric noise data on the submissions screen (Apple Watch users only)
Please note that SoundPrint is not a replacement for a professional device and should be used for general sound measurement purposes only as it measures the approximate decibel level.
- Bug fixes
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Brilliant. I hope it really catche on.
Brilliant. I really hope it catches on and spreads wildly. I just found out about it, downloaded it, and already I love it. Restaurant noise levels are ludicrous. I'm one of those folks who already has an excellent noise level app (by Digital Six), but there's no crowdsourcing there. Now there is! A few months ago I met a friend at a restaurant/bar with good Yelp reviews in Midtown (NYC) for dinner where the noise level was over 90 dB! Borderline permanent hearing damage! We left. But there was no way to report this to others, apart from typing a note in Yelp that no one would ever get around to actually reading. I love this app.
Test it on an iPad
I gave the app only 3 stars because it runs on an iPad, but seem not to have been tested on one. The “start” button covers the line saying that samples must be at least 15 seconds. And if I try to submit with name and email, the pop up keyboard covers up the boxes I want to type in. Either fix the UI (probably straightforward) or mark the app as iPhone only.
I tried to get a top 10 list and it said there weren’t enough submissions. I would like to be able to request a top-10 list for another location than my current one.
Another location-related issue. I am in Mountain View, and I want to find a quiet restaurant in Palo Alto. I can’t set my location of interest in any way, so for every search I have to move the map from Mountain View Palo Alto again. This is going to be painful if I am looking for quiet restaurants farther away, like San Francisco.
Great idea but....
I hate going to restaurants with rudely loud people creating so much noise that I can’t talk to anyone. And, unless at a sports stadium, screaming is extremely offensive. So this app is a great idea. But it needs a lot of work. First it lists establishments that have not been in existence for twenty plus years and leaves out new ones. I submitted updates which have been ignored. Second, the meter does not seem to be very accurate. I have submitted a couple of reports where I believe the noise level was moderate but the app measurement was loud to very loud. Repeat measurements did not improve the rating.
Great idea but start polishing the app and data so it will catch on. Four stars because of the idea but only three for its current functionality.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.