New voice message from Jan McLaughlin -

I know the following looks aesthetically creepy, but it's a beta test of Pinger, a potentially radical kinda new cellphone/browser/email voice messaging system. Don't think Pinger's yet dealt with the multimedia aspects of their endeavor, but, were they to do such a thing, I'd be happy as the crust of a hot apple pie.

I've been searching for an alternative cellphone-to-vlog option since Audioblogger gave up the ghost November 1, 2006.

Odeo/Audioblogger recommended Gabcast. Gabcast's click-heavy user interface keeps me from using it regularly, but at least podcasts are sucked down RSS tubes and easily crossposted to vlog/blog sites. You can also create (free) a bunch of different channels. Comments allowed.

It's been a couple of days since I posted the below entry from the also-free Pinger. I also posted results of the test with appropriate links to the Pinger forum. No response yet. Customer service - egh. Check.

Nonetheless, the features are so interesting and copious, that I must trudge forward.

The most impressive Pinger feature is their voice recognition interface. After you on-so-easily import gmail contacts into their service, all you have to do is say the name of the person you want to message and by golly, this computer chick voice repeats the name back to you and bingo - press '#' - you're recording a voice message for 'em.

Messages sent and received are archived, editable, notable and downloadable in wav format.

You can also create groups to which messages are collectively sent. Wow.

If only one could easily post those Pinger messages to one's vlog..

I'd pay for that.

Here's the original, unedited automated post from Pinger --> Blip.tv's Blipfoot email --> autopost to Blogger result:

Hi Blip,

I just sent you a voice message using Pinger. Click the listen button to hear me (you might check your computer speaker volume first).

fromnotesdatedurJan McLaughlin6:07am Nov-2640s

Learn how to use Pinger on your mobile phone

If the listen button doesn't work, copy and paste this link into your browser.



PS If you want to forward this message, please use the Pinger web interface.

Wondering why you didn't get a text notification for this Pinger? Double-check the email address this message was sent to. Likely you signed up under a different email/login. Click merging multiple email addresses under one account to learn more.

Post Note: Pinger replied to my forum comment yesterday, and they said they'd be in touch with Blip.tv

1 comment:

  1. Did you find a way to make this work w/Pinger? Or some other way to vBlog from your cell phone?

    If so, would greatly appreciate the tip! Email me if so at sean@cmpsguy.com



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