Review AGE - AUDIO GUIDE EUROPE
European audio guided tours in various languages
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 21 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Lots of settings, interesting functionality, nice interface
Internet connection required, crashes, glitches
AGE - AUDIO GUIDE EUROPE for Android offers personal guided tours for most any notable tourist destination in and around Europe. Just select your destination, pick a sightseeing tour off the list, then listen to an audio guided tour at your own speed and pace. Sounds cool, if only it worked.
AGE - AUDIO GUIDE EUROPE displays in portrait, and right off the top, prompts you to select the origin language for your personal guided tours, including, Serbian, English, Russian, French, German and Chinese. Once selected, all of your guided tours will present text and spoken word in your desired language. From there, you will be presented with a vertically scrolling list of cities, with over 25 destinations to choose from, including, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona Vienna, Zurich, Cannes, Manchester, Milan and more. Each city requires a hefty download before you can view any of the tours available, so be sure to do that while on a WiFi connection.
Once your download is complete, you can view a list of all available tours for that given city, all placed on a vertically scrolling list populated with nice quality thumbnails. Tapping any of the destinations brings up a text transcript that you can follow while listening to the spoken tour. Naturally, you'll want to use this with a set of ear buds or a bluetooth headset, so as not to disturb others and assure that every word of your tour can be heard.
Now for the bad news, this app crashes constantly, and at any moment, thus requiring a reboot of the app, and all your selections need to be made all over again. Sadly, this renders the app unreliable and unusable.
AGE - AUDIO GUIDE EUROPE would be a cool way to see the sights with some personal guided tours, if only the app could stay open long enough to enjoy them.