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Potential but UncertainOn a recent outing and decided to try the app as I knew my father who can’t read anymore, would love hearing the history while driving of certain points along the drive. The app promises 5 free stories before choosing a subscription. I only got 3. I chose to it listen to some of the stories because I looked ahead to the topics but I think it may have counted the ones I skipped as the free stories? From what I heard, they were interesting and well delivered, but I’m uncertain about subscribing but I love the concept. A little concern is how it counted my “free” stories and if it has hashed out all the bugs and working ability..Version: 2.1.1

Waste of time.Only got to listen to one story of a neighboring town that was less than 5 minutes long. App gave a pop up that asked for permission to “location always” instead of the “while using” permission I chose and now won’t reopen. Not to mention the ONLY story about my town at the moment pertains to a museum on the University campus. No mention of a fee before I downloaded it but apparently you only get 4 stories before having to pay a mystery price..Version: 2.2.0

Could be betterSigned up for a year. This is the first app I have ever paid for and I am disappointed. Listened to several hundred stories over 3 weeks driving cross country and back. Don’t know exact count because I have had to delete and reinstall app several times and the count resets. The app is still freezing up and not working for me anymore. The premise is great and 80%+ of the stories and most of the narrators (I never heard any of the marquee narrators) were enjoyable. However, I do not like WF Strong, who narrates most of the Texas stories. It is obvious he is full of himself and some of his stories are personal musings and not related to history or interesting places at all, e.g. “quotes from my brother.” He also ends every story with “…some of them are true.” Isn’t the whole point of this app true stories of history and interesting facts? Additionally, I think the stories load to far in advance from their location. I found myself pausing the story and then starting it closer to its location on several occasions..Version: 3.3.0

Informational app or political commentary????I can’t tell you how excited I was to find this app and the fact it has such “big name” backing made it even more so. That is until I started using it and found the informational commentary also included political comments based on current affairs. I don’t need any app or anyone telling me how I should think. PLEASE just give us the facts and realize we are smart enough to decide on our own without your help..Version: 2.4.0

If I want politics, I’ll turn on CNN.This seemed like a fun app, so I tried it out and listened to some surrounding towns. I live one town over from Newtown, CT where the Sandy Hook school shooting took place. So I wasn’t surprised that it was mentioned as an event that took place in the town. But I was shocked to listen to just 35 seconds of Newtown history, and then a minute and a half rant about gun control laws and our country’s guns per capita and murder rates. I almost thought it was a joke it was so blatant. Don’t believe me? Click on Newtown, CT and see for yourself. Regardless of your political stances on guns or anything else, I can’t believe this would pass through the editorial process and be published. Sorry Kevin Costner… I can’t go more than 1 star and I definitely won’t be paying for it..Version: 2.2.3

Consistent and irritating bugs that make it frustrating to use this app.Love, LOVE, the idea behind this app, but if it doesn’t notify me of the fact that there are stories to listen to, it’s nearly worthless. Yes, I have every notification on, every notification asked for allowed. I have deleted and reinstalled, multiple time, as recently as this morning, and for reasons beyond me, no notifications. Zero. Nada. None. When it works, and it used to, as I did get notifications regularly, it was great, but as of the latest update…. Frustrating and not worth the value it brings. NOTE: The notification reminding me to resume listening after 30 minutes…. Works every time. The notification to tell me when there’s something nearby worth listening to, nope!.Version: 3.4.0

Love the idea of this app but….I was so excited to see an app like this. I just wish the area that I am passionate about has absolutely no stories. Hayward, Wisconsin has so much history with logging as well as Ojibwa Indian history. It is currently a very popular tourist destination. The Lumberjack World Championships and the American Birkebeiner cross country ski race is hosted there. Visitors come from all over the world. And yet… there are no historical stories of this area?.Version: 2.1.3

Worth it for travelersSometimes the small town descriptions get old. ‘This town has a corn festival.’ ‘This town has a watermelon festival’. But the Native American history is awesome, as are the mountain men/pioneer stories. I do wonder if they gradually add more stories, and/or replace the lowest rated ones with higher rated stories. I haven’t been able to tell if they add content. If not, a three year subscription would be a little exploitive, and a myopic business strategy that only a Californian or New Yorker would think up..Version: 3.2.0

False informationDownloaded this a while back and was disappointed with inaccurate pictures on the 2nd article I opened. Today we were driving through our state and, again decided to try this app. First article we pulled up was full of inaccuracies. I would love this app if I could trust the content. Reminds me of the tv commercial ….”They can’t put anything on the internet that’s not true”. I wish..Version: 3.1.0

MisleadingThe app is misleading. I signed up because it definitely sounds interesting as we will be taking a road trip for spring break. However there is no account information other than a quick notification saying “you have 5 free stories left” then disappears. No directions tell you how to locate, choose, etc. I clicked on a pop up and it begins reading-well, there goes one free story. I try to move around-oops, there goes another free story. If you want information about your account, apparently you have to then email them…so do I need to cancel before I’m charged? Please be more clear! This has potential, but definitely needs way more clarification for new users..Version: 2.2.3

Made for Road Trips, but no Car Play?I was quite surprised that this app is not listed as an option to add to Car Play. It’s designed for using on Road Trips… that you take… IN A CAR! Also, I used the contact option in the app to make this very suggestion and got a “mail undeliverable” reply. That doesn’t bode well for customer support. I also wish it was easier to choose the stories one might want to listen to. I’d like to be able to see a listing of all the stories related to my location, within a customizable radius. The interface feels a bit clunky. So, I’m a bit disappointed to have paid for three years, but perhaps these issues will be addressed in a soon-to-come update, especially the ability to add the app to Car Play..Version: 3.1.0

Waste of moneyWe "test drove" this app and enjoyed the first 5 locations. It just so happened that there was a mother's day special for a few dollars off the yearly price so I subscribed. When we went out for our next adventure the app would not work and said we used our 5 free locations, I thought something went wrong with the subscription - nope. The app store shows we subscribed (as does my bank account). I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, rebooted the phone. I finally used the in-app contact with no response after a week. This was a waste of my $28..Version: 2.5.0

Pricey and glitchyI really really really wanted to like this $40 annual app, but after a couple of hours, I was ready to throw my phone out of the window. Pros: informative narration as you drive past places of interest. CONS: OMG mispronunciations galore, for example, “arachnid” and “Rutherford.” Also, the narrations are at different volumes!!!!!!!!!! Very irritating, as they change from a whisper to a shout and everywhere in between. Informative app if you have an extra $40 and some Xanax..Version: 2.2.1

Inaccurate and with bugsI’d love to give this a 5 star and review and maybe in time once the bugs are works out I will. However, the information on many “stories” is rather inaccurate. I will give one as example here. The story on East Stroudsburg, PA states it was originally named “Danville” when it was actually named “Dansbury”. Danville is a completely different town in PA. Also, you reference the historic train depot in East Stroudsburg which is a rather significant piece of their history. You also wrongly named that as the Pocono Depot I believe. The train depot is actually Dansbury Depot, always was and still is as it ran its last route through there in 1970. Some very large inaccuracies on this topic here. Lastly, once you complete one story it automatically feeds into the next and you get “charged” for a second story which was not the intended. Some large bugs and inaccuracies to work through before I can rate this higher. I give two stars because the idea of it is great, but it needs to be factual..Version: 2.2.2

Location based not gps based.We love gps gypsy guide app tours and have been looking for an app that covers more scenic areas. This app worked great until we were in an area of PCH HWY1 that had no cell phone service. This app will not play if not connected to the internet. We switched to Big Sur gypsy guide until we had cell phone service again. Also, this app talks about places or history that may be 30 miles away and plays continuously. Haven’t quite figured out how to get it to play stories ONLY for the road we’re traveling on..Version: 2.4.0

Interesting & Informative… When it works!We live in the Mountain West and love to travel and adventure throughout the western states. We subscribed on a trip from L.A. to Salt Lake City and loved the stories, but after 2-3 stories, the app would quit playing and just spin and buffer, despite having full bars of coverage and being able to surf the ‘net. Force quitting and restarting the app sometimes worked, but that just became too frustrating (and dangerous while driving) so we went back to satellite radio. It would be great if the app allowed you to plan a trip and pre-download stories, even if they auto-delete after a certain number of days. Until then, this is just a 2-star app..Version: 2.1.1

Great idea in theory…I was so excited about this app. We were going to explore the Alamo and some other places full of history. There were a few stories in the area so I downloaded the app. The couple stories they did have were just a couple minutes long. So much history. So many stories to be told and there weee mere minutes offered. I’m sure this is great for some people but a few minutes worth of stories is definitely not worth the paying money for unfortunately..Version: 3.1.0

Too much slavery and Indian history. Could definitely be betterThis app started out good so we bought the annual membership. Come to find out most of the history focuses on Indian history and lots of talk about slavery. Not to say that’s not a part of history but I’m tired of it being the only focus these days. More brainwashing. Disappointed. I would like to hear more history about the cities and I know there’s plenty of info that could be included instead..Version: 2.1.1


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