16. Audio

Mobile devices have microphones and you can use those microphones to record audio. You could record book reviews or have kids or teens record them. You could start a library podcast. You could interview an author to promote an upcoming event. There are a lot of things you could do with audio. Here are a few different apps to explore.

Blogging for this Thing

Use at least one of these apps and create an audio recording (real or fake doesn’t matter, just play with the tool). Write a blog post about what you think about the app and how you may be able to use it personally or professionally. If you know of another app that would fit under this Thing, tell us about it in your blog, too.

audioboo iconAudioboo: Apple / Android

Audioboo is a very simple application where one can record up to three minutes of audio. Recordings (called “Boos” in Audioboo) can be shared via Audioboo, Facebook, Twitter, and more, and you can also find and follow other people within the app.

Click here for help getting started with Audioboo.

ipadioipadio: Apple / Android

No, this isn’t an app for Target (though there is a Target app if you are in desperate need of it). This is the app for ipadio, a very easy way to record audio via your device or a telephone. For each recording you make, you can record up to 60 minutes of audio and then add titles, descriptions, images, and geo-locate your recording before it is instantly uploaded to your ipadio account, and, if you want, also posted on multiple social media accounts.

Click here for help getting started with ipadio.

soundcloudSoundCloud: Apple / Android

SoundCloud is a huge social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute. Hear new music, comedy, news, podcasts and record your own. Record audio with one touch and easily share it to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, and more.

Click here for help getting started with SoundCloud.

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