Multi-award winning Hackney Hear is the winner of the Race for Apps Gold Award which celebrates ground-breaking apps which successfully transform visitors' experience of the Hackney area. Produced by the Sony-award winning Hackney Podcast, the Hackney Hear iPhone app was launched in spring 2012 and is available for free download at www.hackneyhear.com. It's Director, Francesca Panetta, said "We're delighted....We hope that the app will help visitors to the Olympics and residents to explore our borough and its delights."
Triggering sound via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London’s
east end by combining sound and storytelling.The app uses “tri-sound technology” to totally immerse listeners in the
area playing multiple combinations of words, music and sounds.
This fab app has been described by Independent Shoreditch as "a great example of creativity, technology and ingenuity...incredible" . It's an exemplar and the National Trust London is now developing a sister project "Soho Voices". It's Director said "Hackney Hear is the pioneering Big Daddy of the immersive audio tour – transcendental in scope and trippy in experience."
We're great fans of Hackney Podcast which uniquely chronicles contemporary Hackney's layers of cultural and social history. Here's another example of their sonic fabulousness!