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This article was published on October 11, 2010

AUDIOPRESS. A huge leap forward for spoken content apps

AUDIOPRESS. A huge leap forward for spoken content apps
Jeff Cormier
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Jeff Cormier

Jeff Cormier, a graduate of SMU and the TW School of Law, is the co-founder of C4 Universe, LLC. Desire to know more? http://about.me/jffc Jeff Cormier, a graduate of SMU and the TW School of Law, is the co-founder of C4 Universe, LLC. Desire to know more? http://about.me/jffcrmr/bio...

Have you ever been frustrated by switching among podcast and radio apps? Flipping to your car radio for local info? Checking your stocks on your mobile? Missing in-depth reporting of the articles you’d like to read?

Thanks to an app just released today, those problems are solved.  AUDIOPRESS (free), is a new mobile app combining radio programming, podcasts, and personalized information updates into a single source for spoken audio content. Additionally, AUDIOPRESS has partnered with The Associated Press to bring on-the-go users the latest news articles in a dynamic new audio format.

AUDIOPRESS was created specifically for commuters and those on-the-go who have to juggle between different apps and services to consume the news and entertainment content they want. It is the first app of it’s kind to bring together four distinct spoken content types, including:

  • Podcasts: Search for your favorite podcast and explore the best and most popular options by topic or provider. If you can’t find your favorite podcasts in the ever-expanding library, it’s easy to import them from iTunes. Also, you can discover new programming with “AUDIOPRESS Suggests” – content we’ve discovered and organized by theme.

  • Radio: The radio catalog features hundreds of stations. Just tell AUDIOPRESS how long you want to listen to a station in your Playlist before switching to the next item in the lineup, and the app takes care of the manual labor for you.
  • MyUpdates: These brief, completely customized text-to-speech updates include local weather forecasts and, in the future, things like personal stock reports, sports scores for your favorite teams and traffic reports.

  • AudioArticles: AudioArticles bridge the gap between print and broadcast, providing a catalog of articles from the world’s most trusted news sources that are read aloud by AUDIOPRESS. AUDIOPRESS’ first media partner, The Associated Press, brings the agency’s top news stories to your ears every day.

Unlike apps such as Mediafly (an outfit Leo Laporte’s TWiT partners with) which only allows for playing, and managing subscriptions to audio and video shows available on the internet, and  Stitcher which only offers the ability to stream favorite podcasts, radio shows and news, on-demand, AUDIOPRESS is sync-free and automatically updates itself with the newest content, skipping  the articles you’ve heard and playing the latest episode of each show. Once you press play, sit back and let AUDIOPRESS handle the rest.

You can create unlimited playlists, choose the order for your content, set timing limits and rank the information that matters to you.  Plus, AUDIOPRESS’ superior tools for navigation, discovery and management make it easier to reach your desired content and to find new programs you never knew you loved.

According to AUDIOPRESS creator and CEO Taylor Bollman,

“We created AUDIOPRESS to bring together all the information and entertainment you might want, and deliver it via an interface requiring almost no user attention, so users can fully leverage the mobility of their smart phones.  This all-in-one audio digest will change the way people consume media, and eliminate the hassle of managing across multiple sources and services, which is especially valuable while commuting or multitasking.”

AUDIOPRESS is a huge leap forward for spoken content apps and provides unparalleled functionality. Get the app here, or on the AUDIOPRESS website, and start listening to the app that listens to you.

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