Detour Lets You Explore Cities with Story-Based Location-Aware Audio Walks

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 30, 2015
References: detour & techcrunch
This GPS and beacon-enabled app allows you to take location-aware audio walks. Developed by Andrew Mason, the Detour app offers a new way to experience the world by providing audio guided tours that reveal new places even in familiar cities.

The content-focused app uses story and your surroundings to help you see cities in a new light. The Detour website explains "you'll walk in other people's shoes, travel through time and find unexpected joy and intrigue in even the most common or mundane places." Enabled by your iPhone and earbuds, the audio walks can be enjoyed at your own pace, on your on time, by yourself or synced with friends.

Perfect for exploring a new area or simply experiencing home in a fresh way, this app is for people who believe in stopping to smell the roses.