Immersive podcasting concept — Frekvent App
What if you could step into the very narrative you are listening to - and do so in a geographically relevant and convincing way? That was the exact questions I was asking myself, during the initial phase of creating this prototype for an iOS-application. Radio being the oldest of digital media and a booming format these days, I set out to explores the possibilities of making an audio narrative a more immersive experience through utilising GPS-tracking, geofencing, the compass and gyroscope of our smartphones. I went through an extensive research phase into the narrative construction of great literature and looked for common denominators of storytelling; the narrative curvature of excitement, cliffhangers, character building etc.
In order to execute the prototype, I had to learn basic swift programming syntax to make a native clickable prototype - since I realised that tools have been created to help out with this phase. But it was important to me understanding all the phases from initial idea to development.