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HearPlanet / Profile

Home Page: http://lifehacker.com/5129490/hearplanet-is-a-free-talking-tour-guide-for-your-iphone

HearPlanet uses your iPhone’s location awareness to find places of interest near you. When you choose a topic, HearPlanet loads up a screen with both the text and audio of the Wikipedia article in question. If your iPhone or iPod touch can’t find you, HearPlanet offers a search option in which you can enter a search topic and location. That means that even if you don’t want the audio tour guide, you can still use HearPlanet to listen to Wikipedia articles on the go.

HearPlanet is a simple but smart app with a nice look and feel. As TUAW suggests, integration with maps and phone numbers would be a great addition in time. Works on both the iPhone and iPod touch (via Digital Campus).

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Map (8), Wikipedia (3), geographical data (2), iphone (9), maps (11)

Cost

HearPlanet is a free download (for a limited time) from the iTunes App Store,

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English (416)

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