It’s official: audioBoom replaces SoundCloud in my must-have #iphonereporting apps.
There was only one #iphonereporting function that was keeping SoundCloud’s mobile app on my phone — the ability to upload and share a fully-produced report that I’d edited in Vericorder’s Voddio app.
After SoundCloud’s decision to make it nearly impossible to create and share mobile content simply, I went looking for a replacement app for the times a reporter has to provide a series of multi-media posts, using only a mobile device.
An example might be twice-hourly reports from a protest, where the reporter’s voice and natural sound can paint a vivid picture.
I’ve been very impressed by audioBoom, which used to be known as Audioboo.
audioBoom does all the things that a reporter with SoundCloud used to be able to do: record a basic voicer in-app, trim front and back, add a photo, and share quickly.
One problem — audioBoom’s app doesn’t have a way to upload audio from other apps.
Yet, it turns out audioBoom has an excellent workaround.
The reporter can post to his or her audioBoom account by emailing the audio file to a specific address, which will post the report to the journalist’s audioBoom account.
It takes a few steps to configure:
Start by sending a blank email to email@example.com
audioBoom’s Lance Paterson had to help me through the rest of the set-up, because I’d inadvertently set up three accounts (I know, I know….)
After configuring the account once, and with the Audioboo Submission address in your Contacts, emailing the report to that address will result in it posting to your audioBoom account.
Once it’s posted in the account, sharing by Twitter, Facebook, and email is easy.
It’d be great if audioBoom could contact Vericorder to make posting a one-touch snap — hint, hint.
Let me know if you have any questions.