Looking for some inspiration while you are out and about? The StoryMaps mobile app could be the perfect companion for you. With the StoryMaps app on your phone, you’ll enjoy a native and seamless experience that lets you unwind, kick back, and delve into some good stories when you’re away from your computer. The app is available for both iOS and Android and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
The StoryMaps mobile app is packed with features that make the experience of discovering and reading stories effortless and delightful. Let’s dive into it.
Enjoy featured content at your fingertips
Featured content on StoryMaps is accessible to everyone. Whether you have an account or not, you can explore a variety of curated stories and collections that are sure to inspire every time you open the app. These stories and collections are related to topics such as travel, the outdoors, arts and culture, food, sports, and many other lifestyle-related categories.
Access your content and bookmark your favorites
With a StoryMaps account, you can access your own stories and any content from other authors that you have bookmarked. If you’re already using StoryMaps.com to create stories, the mobile app is a convenient way to access your content from anywhere, at any time.
Differences between the iOS and Android versions
While the iOS and Android versions of the app share many of the same features, they each offer unique benefits to users on their respective platforms.
Augmented Reality (AR) map tour on iOS
If you have an iPhone or iPad, give the AR map tour a try. In an AR map tour the tour points are overlaid on the phone’s camera display. This provides a comprehensive and realistic perspective of all the tour points, allowing you to get a better understanding of each tour point’s location, direction, and proximity to your current location through your camera. To access the AR map tour, tap the AR badge displayed on the map tour of the story. This feature is particularly useful for people who are keen on exploring new places in a fun and unique way. AR map tour on iOS is currently a beta feature. We would love to hear your feedback on how we can make it even better.
A sneak peek of short-form storytelling on Android
For those of you who are using Android devices, you may come across a series of stories referred to as Frames in the app. Frames are an upcoming storytelling format that offers an innovative approach to storytelling that makes creating and sharing your experiences faster and easier. We hope you enjoy the exclusive preview of Frames on the Android app. Your opinion is highly valued and we would love to hear your thoughts on this exciting new addition.
Manage your profile
On the mobile app, you can also customize and edit your profile. The process of editing your profile is straightforward and consistent, just like it is on StoryMaps.com. To connect with your audience, you can share the link to your profile on social media platforms and other sites.
Stay tuned for more!
To wrap things up, we have more exciting updates in store for later this year that we can’t wait to share! These updates will enhance the overall app experience and offer a range of capabilities to create and enjoy short-form storytelling, also known as Frames. If you’re interested in trying it out, keep an eye out for further information!