iPhone Podcasting Service Adds Automatic Voice-To-Text TranscriptionJul 10th, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Microblogging
Mobilecasting startup Audioboo and SpinVox, a leader in voice to content messaging, have announced that the SpinVox API (Application Programming Interface) will be used to automatically convert speech to text across Audioboo’s applications – including iPhone podcasting and Twitter posting.
This is a cool new feature that will have all types of uses.
For example, Audioboo CEO Mark Rock suggest that the new speech-to-text feature can give “journalists a simple way to record draft articles and have them automatically converted to text and sent to their news desks.”
Beyond creating a mobile podcasting solution, Audioboo hopes to establish itself as a major platform for audioblogging.
“The deal with SpinVox is of immense importance to Audioboo as we roll out both our API and business model,” explains Rock.Â “With the Audioboo API, any developer will be able to build their own mobile and web applications to record to Audioboo and SpinVox integration will be an important addition to that which we can deliver simply and quickly through the SpinVox API.”
Audioboo was established in March 2009. Already, more than one Audioboo audio recording (boo) is being made every five minutes. The Audioboo.fm website is attracting more than 100,000 unique users, RSS and iTunes links every week with over 1000 hours of audio having been uploaded by the more than 30,000 registered users.