Stephen Fry is one of Britain’s biggest Twitter advocates, but we’ve spotted him using iPhone app audioBoo recently to chart his day to day travels. Today, for instance, Fry attended the funeral of politician Sir Clement Freud, and talked about the service on audioBoo after.
audioBoo is an app launched in March that lets you record short messages (Boos, with 3 minute clip limits) on your iPhone and post them online for others to hear. It’s fast, it’s fun, and Fry is backing it.
But can spoken word beat Twitter for ease and convenience? You can certainly fit more than 140 characters in to a short voice clip, but audioBoo only working on iPhones, limiting the audience somewhat. Like Twitter though, audioBoo is embeddable in your website, and you can even add location to your Boos via the iPhone’s GPS.
But the appeal of audioBoo over Twitter for Stephen Fry? “For one thing I’ve come out without my bally reading glasses”. Expect audioBoo to become the next web phenomenon amongst the shortsighted soon.
Out now | £free | audioBoo