Woices.com stands for World voices, is an Internet start-up company that provides Location Based Audio Services along with GPS application for mobiles.
Woices allows people to create, share and consume location based audio tag allowing people to do location based audio tagging. These audio tags are known here as echoes i.e. audio records which are linked to a very specific geographical location or real world object and here echoes are words, left by one person at some precise place, that can be later listened to by anyone, as if user who created it was still there. Echoes can be about anything one want, from history, art or curiosities to personal memories or advices.
Woices.com describe itself to be provider of a new layer of oral information and calling it ‘echoesphere‘ that would pull out those histories and pieces of information that is not possible to find in the tourist guides.
Moreover, Woices is also on verge of launching it mobile application integrated with GPS, though the website do have mobile website at woices.mobi that allows users to search for information created by other users in form of echoes.
Woices.com uses web services from geonames.org for geolocation based functionalities and has come with a little interesting concept in travel social networking by creating few nice user created things such as echoes as mentioned above and walk i.e. a group of echoes with one or more common thing in them and user can create a ‘Walk’ by dragging/ dropping the echoes a user wants to include in his walk.
Although, I just wander if the portal could also inculcate and emphasize the event based services along with present services. As apparent travel being the only focussed area, event based echoes could also be much welcomed service from the perspective of common end users.