Our most requested feature just started working on our iPhones here at Audioboo HQ. It’s been put off and off as other things got in the way but now it looks like our beta testers will get their grips on it next week.
Queued upload does what is says. After you’ve recorded a boo, it gets put into a queue. That means you can either record a new one immediately or create multiple recordings when you’re nowhere a wifi or 3G connection. We can ping the location data over the puny Edge connection, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you can record as many boos as you want and you’ll still get all that lovely geo-location attached to your boo.
Tried it on a first generation iPhone on the way home and worked a treat. Got the location data and uploaded it without any fuss when I booted Audioboo up on my home wifi connection (ignore the buzz. That’s my Mikey not liking something).
We expect to get this into the App Store in October (when Apple will approve it, who knows). But there’s a catch to this feature. You’re going to have to pay for it. It’ll end up being an annual subscription service around about £24 a year. But we haven’t yet got the full feature set that will make want to you part for the cost of 3 bottles of reasonable wine. So, for the moment, it’ll be a one off payment – probably around £3. But don’t hold us to that.
Worth it? We think so. It’s a much needed addition to the service. Hope you think so too.