audioBoom

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audioBoom
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audioBoom's homepage in October 2014
Type Spoken word platform
Traded as AIM: BOOM[1]
Headquarters London, United Kingdom[2]
No. of locations London, New York City, San Francisco & Sydney
Area served Worldwide
CEO Robert Proctor
Industry Internet
Slogan(s) Create. Capture. Share.
Website audioboom.com
Alexa rank Increase 41,470[3]
Registration Required to upload and personalise the site and app.
Available in English
Launched 2009; 5 years ago (2009)
Current status Online
Native client(s) on iOS & Android

audioBoom is a website and an application for iOS and Android which allows users to listen to, record and share sound files.

The company is based in London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney, and became AIM-listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2014 as Audioboom Group Limited (AIM: BOOM). The company rebranded the application as audioBoom in September 2014.

Technology[edit]

audioBoom allows smartphone and website users to record, upload and playback digital audio recordings, which can be then listened to on the audioBoom website, listened via the apps, embedded in a user's own website, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr feed, and submitted to iTunes as a podcast feed. Image, location, title, description, category and tags can be enclosed with any uploaded clip.

Registration is optional, but registered users have their own pages and feeds/channels akin to Twitter or YouTube. They can also send audio direct messages to each other, and collect playlists. Newly registered and anonymous users are given 10 minutes per clip to upload, though users can pay for longer record times. There is currently no upper limit to how many clips a user can upload, making the site popular with audio bloggers, diarists, journalists, teachers, and podcasters.

Clips can be uploaded:

  • with an iPhone, iPad, Android device or Blackberry 10 device
  • directly via the website
  • via email ("BooMail")
  • via IVR phone lines ("PhoneBoo")
  • via API interfaces

The revamped audioBoom app changed to a swipe-based continuous play model, and also includes both on-board and remote recommendation engines to help users find new things to listen to.

Key users and partners[edit]

  • Sky Sports post breaking stories and daily sports news updates.
  • Zee TV post entertainment, news and general interest content across their Zee, DNAIndia and Ditto brands.
  • Kidd Kraddick In The Morning show joined in January 2013 and rapidly became the most popular channel on the platform.
  • The Guardian have used the apps to liveblog news and gather reactions, including from the Gaza Strip and from the site of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.
  • Southern Cross Austereo including Triple M and Today Network [4]
  • BBC Radio (includes BBC Radios 2, 4 and 6, a number of BBC Local Radio stations, and several World Service non-English language stations).[5]
  • The Premier League joined in late 2013, hosting its podcast[6] and promoting the use of audioBoom amongst Premier League clubs.
  • Stephen Fry[7] promoted and still uses the application, and recorded a welcome message which is sent to all new users.

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