I visited the San Francisco Exploratorium for the first time when I was in my mid twenties. I loved every inch of that discovery museum, even though I was technically too old to play with the stuff. Sound Uncovered is a magazine-type app from the Exploratorium.
Take a fascinating trip with an auditory adventure to discover the secrets of sound. It’s like visiting the museum without all the crazy kids running around.
Users explore the pages of Sound Uncovered to interact with musical notes, read about sound marketing, watch videos, and more. You’ll learn about the fear craze of back masking in the eighties, find out about Echolators, and learn why your dad goes into a rage when he hears the sound of a pen clicking (its called misophonia).
Each article includes something visual, plus some additional information. Often times, the article comes with interactive tidbits. For example, the piece on misophonia includes sound bites of people chewing gum, typing on a keyboard, and slurping from a cup. If you feel yourself getting worked up when you hear any of those sounds, you may suffer the same condition.
There are 12 features, each with some different information relating to sound. You can create sound waves and even find out how “old” your ears are by listening to high-frequency ringtones.You can even record yourself talking and play it backward to hear if you’ve created any new words or sentences.
The app is educational and full of amazing facts. It took me back to the first time I visited the Exploratorium. I love learning new things, especially things about sound. Sound Uncovered lets you explore the auditory world and find out more about what makes you hear.
What I liked: The articles are very informative and educational. The images are high quality and the interactive features are fun.
What I didn’t like: The user interface is a bit awkward. It sort of feels like a magazine app, but isn’t as easy to navigate.
To Buy or not to Buy: This is absolutely worth downloading, even though it is a big file, for anyone with a curious mind, especially if you have a love of sound.
- Name: Sound Uncovered
- Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
- Category: Games
- Developer: RunWilder
- Price: Free