Update: The app below is now discontinued, but my tours are now available via the VoiceMap app, for iPhone and Android. Check them out here.

Well, it’s taken the better part of 18 months, but the Bangkok walking tour app that I’ve helped put together is finally available for download! As of launch, there are 4 tours available that take you on foot through some of Bangkok’s most interesting areas, from a quick food walk through Chinatown to a half-day route that takes you clear across the city (don’t worry – part of it is on a boat). Using your iPhone’s GPS, you follow the mapped route while listening to an audio track (ahem, me) talk about the area you’re walking through. Bonus: headphones block out the noise of Bangkok!

The app started almost two years ago when my friends Bessie and Kyle asked me to put the content together for a walking tour app. They had already launched one for Vienna and wanted to see if they could add Bangkok to the mix. It sounded like a great idea, so I got started.

However, I soon found out that mapping a route, researching its noteworthy points, writing the script, and recording, re-recording & editing the audio took a long time, much longer than I had anticipated. On top of all that I had my regular job and life to lead, so the process got stretched out a bit.