Explore the World in 3D Sound With Travelear for iOS

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, Scott Davert gives us a walk-through and demonstration of Travelear: Listen to the World, a free iOS app that provides access to a selection of 3D soundscapes.

From the App Store description:

Travelear promises to take your ears on an adventure like never before! You can finally go to a variety of destinations and environments with a pair of headphones and the click of a button. With Travelear you can hop across the pond and experience the hustle and bustle of London's famous Flower Market or even take a trip down to New Orleans jazz-filled streets. If you're not in the mood for a new city sound then you can always get up close and personal with forest wildlife or simply sit back and relax on your porch as a summer thunderstorm passes by. Let our sounds immerse you into an environmental narrative and make you feel like you are actually there.


  • 3D experiences created exclusively for Travelear
  • Organic recordings designed to tell a story
  • Captured with the latest in 3D microphones
  • Recorded and composed by Professional Audio Engineers
  • HD sound quality
  • HD images provide a visual for the experience
  • Map View allows you to choose your destination

Take a break from your day, go somewhere fun. Sit back, relax, and choose your destination.

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love it

I love this app. The stereo sound is awesome.
I love the podcast as well. Thanks for it.

Thank you!

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi Sabrina. Thank you very much for the compliment on the podcast. I actually used a Book sense to record it. Smiles.

Great Review

App Developer

@Scott_Davert great and thorough review of my app, thanks! I've taken notes on everything you talked about, especially the parts on accessibility. My partner Nick and I are currently working on cleaning them up and we'll be putting out an update soon. Love the podcast!

Updated Patreon Rewards

App Developer

@Scott_Davert In your podcast you mentioned there weren't awards up in Travelear's Patreon. I've updated the tiers now and if you become a patron at any level you'll get access to exclusive 3D Soundscapes I'll be posting only there. The first one is up. Thanks for calling attention to that!


Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi Garet.
I'm glad you liked the podcast! I noticed that you have added a couple of new sounds to the collection since I last launched the app. Would it be possible to use the push notifications to send out alerts when new sounds are added?

New sounds

I love the new rain sounds especially the rain falling on an umbrella. I use to go outside with my umbrella just to hear the drops fall on it.

Push Notifications and Umbrella Rain

App Developer

@Scott_Davert yes, unfortunately the push notifications aren't working right now. @Nick is aware and will have it fixed for the next update. Thanks for letting me know!
@Ornella_Jagdeo Thank you! It's pretty cool, even though I got soaked recording it. Glad you liked it!