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How to Record a Drop on DropzApp

Your guide to recording and tagging an Audio Tour, Guide or Notice linked to a location on DropzApp.

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To start creating your free audio tour, guide or notice on DropzApp all you have to do is go to the location that you want to link the recording to. If you are recording a Drop for your followers then make sure you have created a page first and that that page is selected in the app (once you see your page’s icon on the screen then you are on the right page). Click here to find out how to create a page -> Create a page on DropzApp

1. Open DropzApp on your phone and click on the record icon.

Click the DropzApp Record Button to add an audio file to the map

2. The DropzApp recording screen will open. When you are at the right location and ready to record just press the record button and start telling your story.

The DropzApp Record page opens

3. Once your finished recording just press the record button again to stop the recording. Click here for tips on creating Dropz. If your not happy with your first take then either click the x and start again or just click record again and start talking. Your Drop isn’t saved until you save it. See below.

Click DropzApp Drop recording once your finished your recording

4. Now name your Drop. This helps you find it later in your list of Dropz.

Name you Drop location

5. Now the important bit! Once you are happy with your recording and with the location it will be tagged to then click the TAG button and that saves your Drop to that location. Our extra tip is to make sure the app goes to the next page when you click the TAG button. Depending on your location this may take a moment.

TAG an audio file to a location on DropzApp

6. Now you’re done and can go on to your next location.

Remember you can add Dropz from your desk using our Web App. Click here to find out more.

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Your Guide to Creating Great Audio Tours & Dropz

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How you create your drops will have an immense impact in how you will interact an engage with your followers.

Become a great Dropper®

Below we give you our to 10 tips to creating great audio content.

  1. Prepare your content in advance.

    There are three ways to approach creating
    your Drop. If you’re drop is for your friends then just let your thoughts and observations flow. If you are creating Dropz for the general public and you have a good knowledge of the location we suggest making some notes in advance to guide your description just like you would if you were making a speech of a presentation and then let your story flow, guided by your notes. If you feel less confident then write out in advance your script. Speak it aloud and edit it to help it flow.
  2. Tell a story

    Everyone loves a great story.
    Have a beginning, middle and end to your story. Keep is concise. You don’t have to tell the full 500 year history of your landmark in one Drop. You can break stories into several Dropz focusing on different topics. For example one Drop can describe your landmark’s architecture. Another can tell a historical fact. Another can describe a previous owner with another Drop, perhaps, describing how your landmark fits into the culture of the area. If your landmark hosts events keep one Drop up to date with up and coming activities (remember to delete out dated Dropz to reduce clutter) See here – How to manage your Dropz
  3. Create a great headline

    Start each public Drop with a headline that captures your listeners attention. If you’re creating your Dropz in advance and using our WebApp to upload them then think about adding sound effects.
  1. Speak directly to your followers as if they are staning right in front of you.

  2. Add emotion to your Drop
    Rehearse your content so you can deliver with confidence.
    Relax
    If you are adding a Drop on the fly just let it flow. First take is usually the best.
  3. Take your time
    Let your content do the talking

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