Audioboo allows smartphone users to record and playback digital recordings of up to three minutes in length which can then be posted on the Audioboo website where users have their own pages or channels akin to Twitter or YouTube. These recordings are referred to as 'boos' and photos can be added to the boo from the iPhone library or an Android phone along with a title, geotagging and category tagging. Uploading an Audioboo can be done with a mobile device, directly through the website, via a special phone number, or via boomail, a service that lets you upload a boo via email. The app is popular for uploading both short messages and full-length podcasts from both private users and broadcasters. It has been extensively adopted as an educational tool, which Audioboo began supporting directly through Edmodo and other partner apps in 2013.
- Networks and organisations using the platform include: the BBC, LBC, ESPN Radio, FOX Sports, the Premier League, the Australian Football League, Sky News, CNBC, Free Radio, Absolute Radio and many others.
- Stephen Fry has promoted the website, and provides an introductory welcome voicemail sent to every user.
- BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has also promoted the site.
- Leo Laporte has been using it to document his trip to China.
- Cinch is a similar service that does not impose a time limit, but is heavy in its advertising.