Your Guide to the World
Hewell is a virtual tour guide that automatically finds interesting things around you whether you're in a new city or your home town.
Hewell is powered by WikiData and Wikipedia. Their work makes all of this possible. If you can please support donating to the Wikimedia Foundation to help support their work.
Hewell is a virtual tour guide that finds interesting things around you whether you're in a new city or your home town. Use Hewell on the road during a vacation or in your neighborhood. Get to know your area's history and discover new and awesome places.
- Vote on nearby places to help others find the best spots.
- Get alerts when interesting things are nearby.
- Listen to audio narrations of what's around you.
- Learn about the history and character of the world around you.
- Earn achievements for discovering and rating new locations!
Whether you're a curious traveller or teaching kids, Hewell has something to offer.
Hewell also makes learning history fun! Earn bespoke achievements you vote on and recommend places you've visited. And since Hewell is powered by Wikipedia, there's always something interesting to learn at every location.
Powerful — Hewell is powered by WikiData and Wikipedia. Their work makes all of this possible. Hewell leverages the awesome power of WikiData and Wikipedia to provide you insights into the world around you.
Private — Hewell respects your privacy. I only use the data I absolutely need and nothing is stored or transmitted except to Apple (i.e. votes and crash reports) or Wikipedia (for fetching places). It's all too common these days for apps to track user behavior and sell that data to advertisers. Hewell doesn't do that. No behavioral data is collected and no data is ever sold or given to another party. Your data is yours.
Indie — Hewell is handcrafted in San Diego by one person, me. There's no shady venture capital, no stock trading, no short-term strategy. I build Hewell so that you can use it. If you like what you see, please consider tipping in the app.
Join the Beta
Want to help iron out the bugs and test new features? Join the beta to get advanced access to all the goodies that are coming.
The Hewell beta is for iOS users only.
You must also have Testflight installed.