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This article was published on October 22, 2010

    Shoudio: Share what you hear, show where you heard it

    Shoudio: Share what you hear, show where you heard it
    Brad McCarty
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    Brad McCarty

    A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

    TNW Quick Hit

    Shoudio is location based audio recordings. Record what you hear, or record your own message. Shoudio will send it to Twitter, Facebook and even an iTunes podcast feed.

    Loved: Unique approach to location-based services. An idea that we haven’t seen before.

    Hated: Sharing to more options would be great. Perhaps integration with Ping.FM? Too few recording options (but we hear that will be fixed soon).

    Overall: 4/5

    The Details

    You can see some amazing things in day to day life. We’re all used to taking pictures and showing them off to our friends and beyond. What we’ve never really done, however, is share the sounds that surround what we’re seeing. Shoudio is hoping to change that by giving you the ability to record on the fly and share the sounds on Twitter, Facebook or a podcast feed.

    We love the idea of sharing what you hear. We also love the idea of adding audio context to Twitter and Facebook messages. While there are other services such as Cinch, that can essentially do the same thing, Shoudio has a couple of things that set it apart. First off, it’s location-based, so your audio recordings will show up with a geographic tag of where you were when you sent it. Second, the podcasting feature is really a slick idea.

    Shoudio got its start as an integrated part of an application for the TodaysArt Festival. Seeing its success, the team went to work on the Shoudio site. Now, when you use Shoudio, people following your stream will have a full display of where you were when you recorded, as well as the ability to play back what you’ve heard.

    Sound interesting? Yeah, we think so too. It’s free, for the iPhone, so you can go download it now. Android and BlackBerry users? We’ll have to wait for a bit, but we’re being told that our apps are coming very soon. There is also going to be a web-based recording option, with details to follow.

    Give it a shot, let us know your thoughts.