experience using Historypin?

Michelle Little Discussion


I am working with the Southern Foodways Alliance to produce a walking tour utilizing audio clips and photographs from oral history interviews. I am attempting to do this using Historypin.

Does anyone out there have experience setting up a tour in Historypin? I've run into some difficulty adding excerpts from the transcripts to the text blocks in each pin.

Outside of Historypin, does anyone have experience creating a self-guided audio tour in a different platform? We do not have a budget for this part of the project and I was drawn to Historypin because it is free.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

Michelle Little



2 Replies

Post Reply

Hi Michelle,
A southern foodways walking tour sounds wonderful! I've had good luck using Geotourist for class projects. It's free to create walking tours, allows you to upload audio and photographs, and incorporates geofencing so once users reach a certain location, the audio starts automatically. The app and tours are also free for users. I don't believe Historypin supports a mobile app anymore.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you want more information.
-Jen Brown
Jennifer. Brown@tamucc.edu

Thank you so much Jen! I will check out Geotourist immediately.