By Andreas Ekegren
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La Vue mixes live police radio and streamed ambient music channels while displaying beautiful views of skylines to provide a dreamy, cinematic experience from cities across the US. Simply swipe between the cities for a unique, live, audiovisual experience that is never the same twice.
- “Strangely intriguing concept for an app” – Federico Viticci, MacStories
- “Best spent dollar ever: It's like a never ending Michael Mann film inside your head.” – Covox, chiptune artist
- “take the youarelistening.to site and turn it into an app and you have @LaVueApp, it is oh so cool.” – Bushra, UK
Use La Vue in any of the following ways:
• On the go – put on your headphones and listen to sounds and music from cities around the US using your iPhone as you go
• At home – prop up your iPad and enjoy an ambient audio-music backdrop from your favorite city while a beautiful photo slideshow optimized for the Retina display is shown
• Alarm clock – use La Vue’s alarm function on your iPhone to wake up to music and sounds from cities around the US
• Ambient sounds and music from cities across the US that blend to create a unique – at times emotional – experience
• Ken Burns style display of stunning photos from the cities
• Local time display for the current city
• AirPlay and Bluetooth speaker support (via Control Center, enable mirroring when using Apple TV)
• Twitter and Facebook sharing
• Alarm clock that lets you wake up to sounds from all over the US using your iPhone
Cities and content:
• Los Angeles, California – realtime LAPD police radio and streaming ambient music from Soma FM
• San Francisco, California – realtime CHP SFBA police radio and streaming ambient music from Ambient Sleeping Pill
• Chicago, Illinois – realtime CPD police radio and streaming ambient music from Cryosleep
• Detroit, Michigan – realtime DPD police radio and streaming ambient music from zzzone.net
• Baltimore, Maryland – realtime BPD police radio and streaming ambient music from Bluemars
• New York City, New York – realtime NYPD police radio and streaming ambient music from electro-music
PLEASE NOTE: the app experience is dynamic and depends on the current activity on the police radio channels and the music playing at the time of listening.
Follow @LaVueApp on Twitter for updates and feature requests.
What's New in Version 2.0.1
La Vue 2.0 for iOS 7 is out!
- Individual volume control for music/scanner (finally!)
- AirPlay & Bluetooth speaker support (via Control Center, enable mirroring when using Apple TV)
- Brand new iOS 7'esque icon & iOS 7 native interface details
- New city added - say hi to Detroit!
Well Worth the Money
I purchased this App after hearing about it on a podcast. It is weirdly relaxing, though you might want to pick a city other than the one in which you live so you don't find yourself focusing too closely on what's happening in which neighborhood. I had some technical issues (which ended up being with my device, not the app) and the developer responded to my request for help right away. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in unusual soundscapes or, of course, anyone who enjoys listening police scanners.
Great app and provides such a relaxing listening experience. For those of you wanting a sleep timer my wife showed me a neat trick. If you start a timer in the timer app and go in to the list of sounds, at the very bottom of the list is "Stop playing" which will stop all sounds on your phone. Give that a shot!
The app itself is OK, but it needs one thing (that the devs have been meaning to add for over a year): a sleep timer. It's the soothing sounds of electro and a police scanner; you expect me NOT to fall asleep to this? They've had an alarm clock feature this whole time, but no sleep timer. Other than that, superb. Add that and it nets five stars.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 18, 2013
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Andreas Ekegren
- © 2012 Andreas Ekegren
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.