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The world's first spatial audio navigation app

See the world through your ears.

Orientation is a fundamental challenge. Find your way quickly and without effort. Forget the map! We'll take you there. Just follow us!


Native app instructions

To install the app

In order to install the waveOut app you will need an iPhone 7 or later versions with the iOS 14.4 or later updates. On your iPhone, tap the button displaying "Download on the App Store" (above this section).

Installation steps:

  1. Follow the App Store installation instructions;
  2. Open the app and start exploring.

First app launch

The first time you launch the app for the first time, you will be prompted with our terms and conditions (fig.1); in order to start using waveOut, you will need to accept them using the switch button.
In order you use waveOut, you need to be logged in. If you already have an account for the waveOut web planner or mobile app, you can Login; otherwise you can sign up and create your user account (fig.2). By logging in, you will also have access to your search history and your saved routes and places.
If you are new to the app, a tutorial will automatically start; it will guide you through the waveOut app and its awesome features! If you can't wait to start exploring on your own, you can interrupt the tutorial at any time and get back to it later, selecting Tutorial from the Settings menu (fig. 29).

Accept our warranty and liability disclaimer by double tapping the switch button ON. Only after you can continue.
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With signup button selected, you can create an account. Fill in the data on the text fields and tap on continue button.
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Signing up

To create a new account, select the Sign up button, from the top menu (fig.2). Enter your full name, email, password and the password confirmation in the text fields.

Submit your data tapping the Continue button and the waveOut support team will send you a confirmation request in your inbox. Confirm your registration you start exploring the world with waveOut!

Login

If you already have a waveOut account, you can login by selecting the Login button (fig.3) from the dedicated top menu. Enter your email and password on the dedicated text fields and tap the continue button. If you forgot your password, click on the forgot your password button (fig.4) to recover it.

Login in your account by selecting the login button and filling in your credentials on the text fields before continuing.
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Recover your password by tapping forgot your password? button. Follow the instructions and check your email to proceed.
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Using the WaveOut App

In the Welcome screen (fig.5) you can enter your destination by typing it in the select destination search field. Selecting the destination search field, will bring up the Search screen (fig.6).

From here you can select one of the recent search results (sorted in descending order by date) or enter a new destination. As soon you start typing, an auto-suggestions drop-down will appear (fig.7); by selecting one of these auto-suggestions you will land on the Itinerary selection (fig.8).

Tap on the select destination search field to select a destination, or continue swiping to get your current location details
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Insert an address or place on the editing field or continue swiping to get your recent search results, sorted by date.
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After start typing a destination, results are displayed on the center of the screen, as selectable autosuggestions.
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Start navigation by selecting one suggestion or refine your itinerary by swiping back to different options.
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Itinerary Selection

The Itinerary selection page will allow you to choose the desired route. Selecting one of the suggested routes, the navigation will start.

You can also refine the route search, with the help of the different screen elements:

Schedule route button: this element shows the time and date for which the route suggestions are calculated; by default, the departure time is set to the current time and day. Selecting this button, you will be able to change the departure or arrival time and date (fig.9).

Refine your route schedule by taping depart after... button. Select the date and time and tap submit button to validate it.
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Route type control: this element will allow you to filter your route by type. We have available 2 different types of routes:

  • walking button: it will provide the best available pedestrian routes
  • public transport button: it will provide routes to your destination using public transport, when available. A public transit route will include walking directions from your departure location to the public transit stop and to the final destination. Additionally, WaveOut will guide you through the entire route, letting you know which lines you will need to take, when to jump off and how to get to the next connection. This multi-modal routing option is currently in beta and it might not be available in some locations.

Invert your starting point and destination button: tapping this button will swap the current starting point with the destination and vice-versa.

Selecting a route will automatically start the navigation. You can choose between three different visualization modes, by tapping the change visualization mode button (fig.10):

Text instructions (fig.10): this mode is designed specifically to be explored while navigating using voiceOver (voice screen reader). You will be able to access the description and the orientation of the way-points along you will need to follow to reach your final destination.

High contrast map (fig.11): this mode displays your route on an high contrast map; we designed it for optimal legibility. The map view gives you an overview of the route, showing your navigation progress in real time.

Augmented reality (fig.12): with this mode, you can see the way-points you need to follow, placed live in the real world; this view is ideal to briefly verify that you're on the right track. Please keep your phone down and always be mindful of your surroundings when using WaveOut!

Text instructions mode is the default navigation view mode-ideal with voiceover use. Change it on visualization mode button.
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Shows your navigation progress on a 2D map, optimal high contrast legibility.
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Refresh your route by tapping the refresh button. AR view mode shows you the audio cues embedded on the real world.
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Regardless of the visualization mode you choose, you will always be able to hear the navigation cues. For an optimal experience, we recommend that you use headphones to follow the sound to your destination. Currently we are not tracking the orientation of your head; the sound that you will hear is relative to where the camera on your phone is pointing. We suggest that you either hold the phone in your hand facing forward (fig.13) or hang it around your neck using a lanyard (fig.14). For WaveOut to take you reliably to your destination, it is important to make sure that at any time the camera on the back of your phone is not obstructed and that the lens is clean.

Use headphones and let your back phone camera uncovered, facing forward for an optimal navigation experience.
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Place your phone on a lanyard and use it hanging during navigation, back phone camera facing forward.
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Bottom tab bar
The tab bar is available at the screen bottom, for quick access to 4 different app features. Default on navigation screen.
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The tab bar (fig.15) is located at the bottom of the screen, and is accessible at any time.

The bar will give you quick access to four useful tabs:

  • Navigation tab (fig. 15): this tab is active by default. From here you will have access to all the WaveOut navigation functions, from planning to following a route.
  • Around me tab (fig.16): the “Around me” screen will give you information about points of interest that are nearby you.
  • Saved tab (fig.17): lets you access the Saved screen, which contains a list of the places and routes you saved.
  • Sleep mode tab (fig.18): here you can pause the navigation and all app sounds, until you decide to wake it up again.
Select tab bar around me to get places around your current position. Tap screen center and swipe up or down for more results.
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Select tab bar saved to access all your saved entries. Swipe up with 2 fingers to begin on the list top or to sort entries.
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Select tab bar sleep mode to pause the app. To restart and continue, select wake up now button.
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Around me screen (fig.16)

On this screen you have access the different interesting places (fig.19), which are nearby your current location.

For each different place you can:

  • know its precise address
  • see how far it is from you
  • navigate towards it
  • save the place for later (fig.20).
Save places from around me screen by double tapping on one result and selecting the save place button.
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To save or delete places from your account confirm or cancel it when the corresponding alert message pops-up.
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Saved screen (fig.17)

You can save anything by tapping the save place or route button that appears shown next to places or routes throughout the app.

The Saved screen shows you all the places and routes that you have saved in your account.

Save places or routes by tapping the save place or save route buttons present throughout the app different screens.
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Places will be shown with a customizable name and their address, while routes will also display information about their length and the public transit lines that will take you to your destination, if available (fig.22).

Places and routes are displayed on the saved list. Swipe to get detailed infos about the different entries or more options.
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Selecting the more options button shown next to each entry, you will be able to use it as starting point or as your destination (in the case of a saved place), start the route and see its details step by step (in the case of a saved route) you can also edit its name and even delete the entry from your account (fig.23)

Edit saved places/routes names, start navigation, get route details or delete items from your account on more options button.
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You can easily recognize which entries are already saved and which aren't. We differentiate then with specific color coding and iconography (fig.24).

To distinguish between, saved from not saved items on your account, swipe to get the save or remove from your account buttons.
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For easy access to your saved entries, you can sort them by (fig.25):

  • Last saved.
  • Only places
  • Only routes
  • Alphabetic order (descendent and ascendent)
  • Distance to your current position
Items are by default sorted by last saved. To resort select the last saved button choose 1 option and tap submit button.
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Sleep mode

Whenever you feel you need to pause navigation, you can easily enable the sleep mode of the app. While this screen is active, all the app processes are inactive. You can quickly reactivate the app by selecting the wake up now button (fig.26).

Tap wake up now button on the sleep mode screen to reactivate the app.
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Current location

You can at any stage check your current location by simply selecting the open current position button (fig.27). This button is located on the app header, top right position, always available through the app interface. It displays your precise current address, you can save it in your account and also refresh it at any time. Your current location is also always indicated on the welcome screen (fig.6).

Get your current location address by tapping on the open current position button, located on the top right of your screen.
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Settings

Right next to the current position button, you can find the open menu button, it will lead you to the settings screen (fig.28). Here you will be able to:

  • Logout from your current account and log in again.
  • Choose between 3 different sounds. This sound is what you will hear coming from the points you need to follow on the street, during navigation.
  • Watch tutorials (fig.29). Here we give you fast tips and clarify the basics on how to use waveOut app. You will have access to them as soon you start the app for the first time.
  • Sends us feedback. We love suggestions and criticism! We hope to get your input on our app, just write us some lines on this section.
  • Have access to our terms & privacy policy. You can always contact us directly if you have any doubts or concerns regarding the topic.
Explore our settings by tapping on the open menu button on the far top right screen position.
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Learn quickly how to setup our app and start navigation with our tutorial screen. Available from the settings menu.
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Web planner (fig.30)

Additionally, a companion web planner can be used. This desktop web version, was especially thought and designed to allow you to plan your trips easily and comfortable online, on your desktop. Afterwards you might save these routes on your account and use them later on your waveOut app. They will be synchronised with the mobile app. You just need to use the same credentials to login both versions and load the route or place information from your saved screen.

Access your waveOut web planner here.

Plan your route on desktop with the webplanner and save it on your account, for later using it with the waveOut mobile app.
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