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WE’RE HIRING:Backend Developer

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Audioboo is seeking an experienced backend engineer for a major expansion programme. Audioboo is a well established audio platform for major news organisations, sports teams, broadcasters and audio bloggers worldwide. Keeping on top of the sheer volume of data and keeping our systems running smoothly is a serious job. Please note this is a heavily technical role – not a management or front-end design role – and will be focused on: delivering excellent reliability and uptime, maintenance, and improving daily operation  expanding our capabilities based on management and application requirements delivering usage statistics and integrating statistics management systems supporting long-term objectives for ourselves and our major commercial partners like the BBC, Guardian, Southern Cross Austereo and dozens of other major broadcasters worldwide Required Skills/Experience Ruby...

Record a poem for World Poetry Day

By on Mar 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

To mark World Poetry Day, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport wants to hear YOU record your favourite First World War poem with Audioboo – in tribute to those who served. The Culture Secretary has recorded ‘Mametz Wood’ by contemporary Welsh poet Owen Sheers, and is also joined by Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, Baroness Shirley Williams, historian Mary Beard, actor Christopher Timothy and Poems on the Underground founder Judith Chernaik, who have also lent their voices to the online memorial. You can hear their recordings here: Get involved: To take part, get on audioBoo, record yourself reading your favourite First World War poem and tweet @DCMS with a link to the recording using #WW1poetry. They’ll have a listen, share it across their channels and add it to their Storify. Alternatively, just tweet them the name of your favourite poem with the same hash tag. Let’s get as...

BBC 24 Hour Commonwealth Challenge

By on Mar 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Thank you for joining in with the BBC 24 Hour Commonwealth Challenge. We collected dozens of voice samples from around the world, which will help deliver the Commonwealth Voices radio station idents during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and also help radio students learn about how to create amazing audio.   Share this...

GUEST BLOG – VI Talk!

By on Feb 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’re pleased to welcome the VI Talk channel to Audioboo, member of the team Jo Fishwisk has written a blog post giving a little info on the new channel. VI Talk is a new channel, which you will find in the community section from 28th February 2014. It has come about because of the work that Jo Fishwick and Michael Allen have done for Svopa (St. Vincent’s old pupils association.) VI Talk is aimed at anyone with a visual impairment, anyone who knows someone visually impaired or anybody who has connections with an organisation or group that offers services or support to visually impaired people. We want to create a place where people can share ideas, information and support.  Where friendships can be made, questions asked and hopefully answers found. We feel that communication is key and thanks to Audio Boo we can do this by using the spoken word. Check out their channel...

AudioBoo is supporting the Oxfam Mother Appeal…..you can too

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

AudioBoo is proud to announce that we are supporting Oxfam’s Mother Appeal this month, giving mothers across the globe the lift they need to use their power to change the future. The appeal, which runs until the end of March, hopes to raise over £10 million for Oxfam’s vital work and, thanks to the UK government, every pound raised will be doubled (up to a total value raised of £5 million). So, this year why not go the EXTRA mile to show your appreciation by sharing with everyone what makes YOUR own mum so great? To get involved all you need to do is record an audio message explaining why your Mum is special and post it on the Oxfam channel here You can also phone 0203 5159126 and leave a phone message – so no excuses. Remember to spread the word and tell all your friends and family to do the same – mums will love it. Oxfam will be featuring some of the best messages...

Radio 2 Want Your Folk Songs

By on Feb 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

As we countdown to this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards we’re delighted to be part of a special BBC project celebrating the life and work of folk collector Cecil Sharp – a legend who will soon be inducted into the Folk Awards Hall of Fame. Sharp, who is often described at the godfather of English traditional music, helped to preserve much of the country’s folk heritage when it was in danger of dying out. He wrote down more than 1600 tunes or lyrics and his work was a key part of the first 20th century folk ‘revival’. To celebrate his induction Radio 2 is asking listeners and lovers of folk music to contribute their own recordings to a new 21st century folk collection. They have handpicked three songs and three tunes from Sharp’s famous collection.  You can download sheet music and lyrics for each song and tune on this page. How do you do it? Head to...

iPhone 5S/iPad Air Beta Testers wanted…

By on Jan 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dear all, We’re doing SCIENCE again. In 2013, Apple brought out the new A7 64-bit core chip to help processor-hungry apps (such as Audioboo) run faster and more efficiently. In order to make best use of it, we need to write some new code for the app that uses the turbocharged 64-bit architecture, while making sure anyone on regular 32-bit still gets the best and most efficient code we can deliver. If you’re an Audioboo fan and own one of these: – iPhone 5S - iPad Air – iPad Mini (2nd generation with Retina Display only – made after October 2013) …please let us know and we’ll sign you up for the 64-bit beta. It’s a very easy process and you could earn extra recording minutes for any bugs you report. Sign up by tweeting @AudiobooSupport (and follow us so we can DM you with details). Cheers LP Share this...

Introducing ThingLinks

By on Jan 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

We’re always looking at new ways to help you work with Audioboo and help you put clips into your sites and projects. So we’ve added ThingLink to the list of tools you can use on Audioboo. Put simply, you can now put an Audioboo into any picture you like – and embed it straight into your website, blog, Twitter feed, Facebook, Pinterest page or many, many more. Use it to tag your images, create interactive walkthroughs of an exhibition, or an interactive map, like these… So here’s how to make your first ThingLinked image… Sign up/sign in to ThingLink, and click Create. Pick an image to use. You can upload one, grab one from the Web if you’ve got the URL, or select from your Facebook and Flickr streams. Click anywhere within your image to add your first tag. You can then choose an icon for it, add a description, and paste an Audioboo link into the...