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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...

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Hear some of our Christmas boos to get you in the Christmas spirit!

By on Dec 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Audioboo are wishing you a warm Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In light of this, check out some of our Christmas boos, ranging from songs to poems! Share this...

GUEST BLOG: Action for Blind People Christmas Card Competition

By on Dec 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Shaf Mansour, Digital Media Officer at Action for Blind People tells us on how they used Audioboo for an innovative and accessible Christmas card campaign: One of the challenges we face as a charity for people who are blind and partially sighted is ensuring that all the material we use, whether in print, or online, is accessible. This can be particularly difficult when dealing with media such as video content and images. This year, for the second year running, we held a competition where young people from our Actionnaires clubs from around the country were invited to design a Christmas card. The top design is being printed and sent to our 50,000 donors as a thank you for their support. As the designs started to arrive at our head office in London, we could tell that it was going to be a difficult competition to judge due to the quality and talent displayed through many of the drawings....