NOTE: v1.0.1 & v1.0.2 only has content for Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
*Next: Boston, MA, Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, San Francisco, CA and more!
A mashup of the words "local" and "anecdote", lokadot is a mobile application that serendipitously streams crowd-sourced audio files to listeners based on their location, listening preferences, and nearby points of interest.
Lokadot (pronounced "low" + "kuh" + "dote") meaningfully re-connects listeners to their surroundings with relevant audio about the places they inhabit and visit, while not getting in the way of the music they love. The lokadot iPhone application pulls from a cloud-based database into which crowd-sourced audio files are uploaded, geo-tagged and then serendipitously streamed to your iPhone. You will find that most audio files are also accompanied by a photo, title, location information and a URL for more information.
In addition to using lokadot with the default "Auto-Play" = On (Home | Player Settings | Auto-Play:On/Off), you can also listen to lokadot audio by manually selecting it from an ordered list (by distance) and map.
And, you can use lokadot in parallel with your iPod application! Just turn on your iPod app, play your music, then turn on lokadot, and go. Whenever you encounter a location that has an audio file associated with it, and you have "Auto-Play" = On, lokadot will temporarily pause your iPod music, play the lokadot audio file, and automatically resume your iPod music when the lokadot audio completes.
Visit lokadot.com to learn more, sign up for email updates and to request a free publisher account.
*NOTE - the lokadot application is entirely dependent on your device's ability to determine location (ie, GPS), and access the Internet. The lokadot application is power-intensive, due to GPS, Internet and audio streaming, so please be aware of the impact this will have on your battery life. Otherwise, enjoy!!!
- ever-growing geographic footprint of content.
- content rating, favorites and flagging.
- audio/player personalization.
- sharing and social features.
- in-app audio publishing features.
- commercial audio content publishing/management