Holon coverage and usage
Holon installation and usage
1. Install Holon from the Apple App Store.
2. Please grant all the requested permissions, the location-based content won’t work otherwise.
It’s important that you grant the location request “Allow While In Use” or “Always Allow”, when prompted.
3. Place phone in a pocket, wear headphones and go outdoors. Since the technology relies on GPS (satellite) coverage, you’ll need to be outside for the app to work.
PS. When not using, turn Holon off to conserve battery (press the big button).
PLEASE NOTE: Holon only works in the following locations:
LULC coverage: Americas
Canada •Guelph •Nanaimo •Regina •Toronto •Vancouver & Lower Mainland & Sunshine Coast •Victoria •Winnipeg United States •Asheville •Dallas •Detroit •Houston •Kansas City •Knoxville •Little Rock •Marfa •Memphis •NYC (Manhattan & Brooklyn) •Santa Fe •St. Louis
LULC coverage: Europe & Middle East
Belgium •Antwerp •Brussels •Ghent Finland •Helsinki •Jyväskylä •Kouvola •Mariehamn •Oulu •Tampere France •Amiens •Antibes •Paris (central) Germany •Berlin (central) •Darmstadt •Giessen •Kamen •Kassel •Mörfelden-Walldorf Italy •Cagliari •Livorno •Rimini Kosovo •Pristina Lebanon •Beirut Norway •Bergen •Tromsö •Trondheim Romania •Cluj-Napoca Spain •Barcelona (central) •Benidorm •Marbella Sweden •Linköping Switzerland •Lausanne •Montreaux •Vevey •Villars-sur-Ollon Ukraine •Lviv United Kingdom •Bristol •Farnham •London (central) •Portsmouth •Sheffield •Stafford
POI coverage: Americas
Aruba •Oranjestad Barbados •Bridgetown Belize •Belize City Brazil •São Paulo Canada •Calgary •Edmonton •Guelph •Kitchener •London •Montreal •Nanaimo •Okanagan (Kelowna-Penticton-Skaha Lake) •Ottawa •Quebec City •Regina •Squamish •St. Catharines •Vancouver (incl. Sunshine Coast & Lower Mainland) •Victoria •Waterloo •Whistler •Winnipeg Colombia •Bogotá Chile •Santiago Cuba •Camaguey •Havana •Santiago de Cuba Ecuador •Cuenca •Guayaquil •Quito Jamaica •Kingston Guadeloupe •Sainte-Anne Mexico •Cancún •Chihuahua •Ciudad Juárez •Guadalajara •Mexico City •Merida •Monterrey •Tijuana •Tulum Panama •Panama City Peru •Lima United States •Albuquerque •Asheville •Atlanta •Austin •Baltimore •Bellingham •Berkeley •Boise •Boston •Buffalo •Charlotte •Chicago •Dallas •Denver •Des Moines •Detroit •Grand Rapids •Houston •Kansas City •Key West •Knoxville •Las Vegas •Little Rock •Los Angeles •Memphis •Merritt Island •Miami •Minneapolis •Nashville •New Orleans •New York City •Orlando •Palo Alto •Philadelphia •Phoenix •Portland, OR •Providence •Sacramento •Salem •Salt Lake City •San Antonio •San Diego •San Francisco •San Jose •Santa Fe •Santa Rosa •Seattle •Silicon Valley •Spokane •St. Louis •Stockton •St. Paul •Tempe •Trenton •Washington
POI coverage: Europe
Belgium •Antwerp •Bruges •Brussels •Ghent •Liége •Namur Czech Republic •Pardubice •Prague Cyprus •Limassol •Nikosia Denmark •Aalborg •Aarhus •Copenhagen •Viborg Estonia •Tallinn Finland •Espoo •Helsinki •Kouvola •Lahti •Mariehamn •Oulu •Tampere •Turku •Vantaa France •Amiens •Antibes •Cannes •Lille •Lyon •Montpellier •Nancy •Paris Germany •Aachen •Berlin •Bielefeld •Bochum •Bonn •Bremen •Chemnitz •Cologne •Darmstadt •Dresden •Frankfurt •Hanover •Kamen •Kassel •Munich •Perleberg •Stuttgart •Wetzlar Greece •Athens •Pireas Greenland •Nuuk Hungary •Budapest Iceland •Reykjavik Ireland •Dublin Italy •Bologna •Cagliari •Livorno •Milano •Napoli •Palermo •Rimini •Rome •Trieste Latvia •Riga Lithuania •Vilnius Luxembourg •Luxembourg Monaco •Monte Carlo Netherlands •Amsterdam •Groningen •Hilversum •Leeuwarden •Leuven •Nieuwkoop •Rotterdam Norway •Bergen •Oslo •Tromsø •Trondheim Poland •Łódź •Poznan •Warsaw Portugal •Lisbon Romania •Cluj-Napoca Slovakia •Bratislava Spain •Barcelona •Benidorm •Canary Islands •Fuengirola •Gijon •Ibiza •Madrid •Marbella •Sevilla •Torremolinos •Valencia Sweden •Gothenburg •Linköping •Stockholm •Sundsvall •Uppsala Switzerland •Basel •Geneva •Lausanne •Montreaux •Villars-sur-Ollon •Zürich Ukraine •Chernihiv •Dnipro •Kharkiv •Kyiv •Lviv •Odesa •Poltava United Kingdom •Bath •Belfast •Birmingham •Bournemouth •Brighton •Bristol •Cambridge •Cardiff •Chester •Coventry •Crawley •Edinburgh •Egham •Farnham •Glasgow •Leeds •Leicester •Liverpool •London •Manchester •Medway •Nottingham •Oxford •Plymouth •Poole •Portsmouth •Sheffield •Southend-on-Sea •Stafford •Swansea •Torquay •Winsford •Wolverhampton
POI coverage: Australia & Oceania
Australia •Adelaide •Melbourne •Perth •Sydney New Zealand •Auckland •Wellington •Christchurch •Blenheim •Nelson
POI coverage: Asia
Azerbaijan •Baku Cambodia •Phnom Penh •Siem Reap China •Shanghai •Shenzhen •Hong Kong •Xi’an Georgia •Tbilisi India •Agra •Ahilyanagar •Ahmedabad •Amritsar •Bengaluru •Chennai •Coimbatore •Guwahati •Hubballi •Hyderabad •Indore •Jaipur •Lucknow •Ludhiana •Mumbai •New Delhi •Panaji •Pune •Shimla •Visakhapatnam Indonesia •Denpasar •Jakarta •Surabaya Iran •Qom •Tehran Japan •Hamamatsu •Osaka •Saitama •Tokyo Kazakhstan •Almaty •Astana •Karaganda Malaysia •Kuala Lumpur Myanmar •Yangon Pakistan •Islamabad •Karachi •Lahore Philippines •Cebu City •Dagupan •Manila •Quezon City Singapore •Singapore South Korea •Incheon •Seoul •Siheung •Uijeongbu-si Taiwan •Kaohsiung City •Taichung City •Tainan City •Taipei Türkiye •Antalya •Istanbul Vietnam •Da Nang •Dalat •Haiphong •Hanoi •Ho Chi Minh City •Hue •Pleiku •Quảng Trị
POI coverage: Africa & Middle East
Democratic Republic of the Congo •Kinshasa Djibouti •Djibouti Egypt •Alexandria •Cairo & Giza •Sharm El-Sheikh Israel •Tel Aviv-Yafo •Holon Lebanon •Beirut Mauritania •Nouakchott Morocco •Rabat Nigeria •Lagos Oman •Muscat Palestine •Gaza Strip •Hebron •Jericho •Rafah Republic of the Congo •Brazzaville Saudi Arabia •Jeddah •Riyadh South Africa •Cape Town •Johannesburg Tanzania •Dar es Salaam Qatar •Doha Uganda •Kampala
Holon is an auditory AR app for city-wide, ubiquitous, adaptive music that is driven by the activity of listeners and their interactions with the environment. Holon can measure proximity to amenities, such as benches, bins, post boxes, shops, cafes and so on, effectively turning them into musical emitters and modulators.
Requirements are an iPhone and a data plan (amount of data is low). Headphones or in-vehicle audio are needed for perceptual feedback (AirPods Pro/Max recommended with transparency mode).
Musical sequences and events are created from geospatial data and environmental data in real time. Location type, directions, time of day and the position of the Sun/Moon all influence the music in various ways. For example, cloud cover can determine the musical scale, while activity/speed might trigger notes.
Holon is built on the Holonic platform for geospatial musical computing, available as a whitelabel solution for B2B clients. We can now provide artists early access to our content tools. Visit https://holon.ist for more information.