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New App Allows You to Look Out of People’s Windows Around the World

by Dayana Aleksandrova Jul 16, 2020

Since many of us can’t travel internationally this summer, advertising creatives Sonali Ranjit and Vaishnav Balasubramaniam took it upon themselves to create an app that helps satisfy wanderlust from home. The app, called Window Swap, allows you to virtually explore new destinations by looking out of people’s windows around the globe.

You can tune in to Bavaria’s sprawling meadows, watch Mexico City’s busy streets, and have a top-floor view of Vilnius’ shiny towers. Although the app is relatively new, there are now more than 60 videos from over 26 countries. The feed is filled by app users from around the world. Anyone can contribute by recording a 10-minute HD video of their area through their window — sharing a peek into the daily life of their hometown. The footage doesn’t have to be perfect, as the app demonstrates real-life scenes such as backyards, gardens, and even cats looking out of windows.

According to the website, “Window Swap is here to fill that deep void in our wanderlust hearts by allowing us to look through someone else’s window, somewhere in the world, for a while. A place on the internet where all we travel-hungry fools share our ‘window views’ to help each other feel a little bit better till we can (responsibly) explore our beautiful planet again.”

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