Ipadio’s first Android app is in the market now, hot on the heels of last month’s iPhone app. It gives users the choice between recording high quality audio for publication later or streaming their calls live to the web.
For the first time, Android users can choose to live stream audio to their own web site or pre-record up to 60 minutes of audio and upload it later. Callers also have the option to use SpinVox voice to text conversion to produce title, tags and a transcript, plus all of the things you would expect including adding four photos from the phone, geolocating the call and automatically integrating with social media (Twitter, Facebook) and popular blogging platforms.
Listeners can subscribe to each channel as a podcast in iTunes, within an ipadio account, via RSS or even old fashioned email.
Dr Mark K Smith, CEO of ipadio, said: “From the time we launched, ipadio has worked with all telephones, landlines, satellite phones, VoIP and mobiles. But by developing specific apps for the iPhone and now for Android phones means that we can offer additional functionality from the phone in addition to via an online account. Android flavoured bloggers can now create a complete blog entry direct from the phone, up to 60 minutes of audio, four photos, title, description, tags and geolocation. And if you don’t have time to add a summary, you can leave it all to Spinvox.”
On uploading a call, users have the option to leave their title, tags and description to SpinVox, or to type these manually. But as with the iPhone app, in practice most people are running a quick test and then leaving things to SpinVox, as the results are great. If the odd word is missed, it is easy to edit the text either in the Android app or through an account on ipadio.com.
Ipadio’s phlogs (that’s phone blogs) appear on ipadio.com immediately, and are indexed in just a few hours. The SpinVox conversion makes the phlogs all the more discoverable. With the new app, users can call ipadio whilst on the road and appear in the search results before arriving home.
Since its first live use during a yacht race from the mid-Atlantic in November 2008, ipadio has pioneered the live audio-to-web market. Its ease of use and responsiveness to users has found favour with organisations and individuals as diverse as government, media companies, sports championships, travel companies, tourist boards, charity campaigners and fundraisers, bloggers and comedians.