ECHOES

Specialists in geolocated storytelling, location-responsive sound & audio AR ⚑

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ECHOES

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Host sinceJune 2019

20 contributors

Host sinceJuly 2019

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Josh Kopeček
Collective Admin
Tina Harper
Collective Admin
Magdalena Peddle
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About

Create and explore immersive, interactive geolocated experiences based on GPS-triggered audio with us. We are experts in sound and geolocation with a soft spot for creativity and are behind a suite of creative tools (the ECHOES platform) available for free and a number of custom-built apps based on audio and geolocation.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We are building tools to connect people with local knowledge and authors with their audiences.

Our apps enable anybody interested in GPS-triggered audio experiences to engage with mesmerizing audio content that reacts to the listener’s movement and location. The free ECHOES double-sided platform consists of:

  • ECHOES Creator web app ❱❱❱ Create—Organize—Publish content
  • ECHOES Explorer iOS and Android app ❱❱❱ Share—Sell—Find content

WHY ECHOES IS FREE

To use both our apps is not only free of charge, it is also free of any advertising and any other hidden revenue sources – we do not sell your data anybody else! Enthusiasm for sound, creativity and collaboration have always been at the heart of what we do at ECHOES. We insist on our apps being free and as open as possible as a way of making creative tools accessible to everybody and inviting talent across the board. As we opened up access to ECHOES, it’s now grown into a lively global community.

HOW IS IT FREE?

Apart from the platform – as a way of funding it – we are always working with organisations and businesses around the world on custom-built apps making the most of the locative audio; constantly pushing the boundaries in locative sound design.

  • WHITELABEL APPS ❱❱❱ Our apps with your branding
  • BESPOKE APPS ❱❱❱ Custom features specific to your project
  • SPECIALIZED CONTENT CREATION ❱❱❱ Experienced content producers, multilanguage support

CURRENT CHALLENGE: 3D AUDIO

As the platform grows organically and our community becomes larger and more diverse day by day, the tech requirements, user support extent and our standards for UX and UI raise continuously. We are outgrowing our current model quickly and need to bring in the resources vital to providing top-notch tools in close-knit cooperation with the amazing creative community ECHOES came to be.

We are working on bringing a 3D audio to the platform. In line with our quest for openness and inclusivity, we are striving for a solution that doesn't lock us to a specific piece of software linked to a hardware solution.