Well it’s a service I first saw demonstrated at the All Together Now event at Channel 4. To put it simply it is an App (iTunes Store Link) on your iPhone that allows you to record an audio recording, add your location, a picture and upload the lot to a website.
I did mention in that post that there was a beta service which you could phone into using any phone (so you wouldn’t need an iPhone)
Well the Audioboo people are also looking at how they can make the service device agnostic and they have a prototype phone service now in beta. You can phone in your Audioboos via 0203 393 6430.
I did comment that
Now at this point in time you can not collate these phoned in recordings (as you can with Gabcast) but I am sure at some point that this will be possible…
Well less than a week later Audioboo have mentioned on Twitter
You can now link to your audioboo account from any phone. More detail tomorrow but the API seems to work.
Well tomorrow we will see how this enhancement will work.
This means that you will be able to phone into Audioboo and it will record you and convert it into an audio file with RSS.
A really good Gabcast replacement if you ask me. The fact that there is an iPhone app which allows you to add pictures and geo-data is just a bonus.
I forgot to mention that in my last blog post on Audioboo, is that with the iPhone App you can add a picture and geo-data to your audio recording which allows you to add not just a visual reference but the location data as well. This has some real potential for learning activities.
Overall Audioboo is getting better and better, why not try it yourself.