Moth & Butterfly’s ‘The Things We Do For Love’ audio storytelling experience is now finished. Please stay tuned for future projects!

Moth & Butterfly’s ‘THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE’ is a geo-locative audio storytelling experience. As you walk around Galway city, you will come across mini love stories – true stories, told by the people who experienced them. The stories are placed in different areas (see map below). To listen, just enable the GPS on your phone, scan the QR code on the map (below), or click the red button (at the bottom of this page) to get to the story site, then plug your headphones in and hit ‘play’. The stories will unfold as you walk along. You can begin with any story you wish, and listen while walking, sitting, standing, skipping, dancing – or in whatever way suits you! Thanks for listening and enjoy!

*Stories will be available until the end of February, 2022, and a selection are featured as part of the GRÁ Festival in Galway City, Ireland, February 10th – 14th 2022.



Audio tracks are assigned to sound areas along a prescribed route. Once you have loaded the walk onto your phone, plug in your headphones. Start listening! When you enter a sound area, the locational GPS information from your phone triggers the sound to start automatically. You can continue to walk at a normal pace or stop and listen.
An Internet connection is required to connect to the Sonic Maps server before it can be experienced by a user. However, once a project is loaded in the Sonic Maps player, it is possible to download all the files, so they can be listened to later. Even if cellular Internet connection is available, you might want to pre download your project while on Wi-Fi to avoid data charges and reduce loading times.
The player runs in any modern browser, on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It is browser-based, so you don't have to install anything to use it. The first time you visit the Player, some browsers will ask you to install the app as an icon on your device’s home screen so it can be used like any other app. Currently, recommended browsers are Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS, both providing a nearly identical experience. Firefox or Edge should also operate without issues.
When you first open the Sonic Maps player app, you should see a pop-up window asking for permission to use your precise location. Once you accept and a GPS fix is obtained, your location should be displayed on the map as a small blue circle. If this is not the case, please make sure GPS and location services are enabled and your browser has permission to use this service. On some operating systems, permissions are now granted on a per app basis instead of being a global setting.
You can stand, sit, or walk at any pace to experience a story. If you leave a story area before the story finishes, the story will pause, and you can simply walk back to the area to finish it. To hear the next story, simply move on to the next area.
To avoid this, change your screen time-out settings in Settings, Display. We recommend that you install the Sonicmaps player app as an icon on your device’s home screen so it can be used like any other native app. This will avoid the screen timeout issue.
During each track in the Sonicmaps app, an information screen with the track description appears. At the bottom of your screen is a picture Icon. Click the icon to see your position on the map, and click it again to return to the description.
That's okay! You can listen remotely from wherever you are! Just click the story button, follow the link, and on the story map site, you will see a little figure. Click on the figure, and drag it to the highlighted (heart-shaped) story area you wish to listen to, and your story will begin!
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