In late 2002, I thought it would be cool to build an application that allowed you to blog by phone. Tools, libraries and hosted services were a bit more limited back then, but after a few months of learning, coding and debugging, I managed to release the first version of PhoneBlogger in January 2003. Along… Read More »
I just read about a new site called Utterz that goes far beyond what I did with PhoneBlogger a little over four years ago. A couple of other voice blogging by phone sites have cropped up in the intervening years, but their feature sets were generally the same or only slightly better than what I… Read More »
I haven’t posted about PhoneBlogger in quite a while, but I’m thinking about updating and enhancing some of the code. A lot has happened in the audio/phone blogging world since I announced PhoneBlogger January 9, 2003, and posted the PhoneBlogger source code on SourceForge. One new buzzword is mobcasting. The Wikipedia page on mobcasting quotes… Read More »
There’s a new audioblogging service in town, although AudioBlog.com is currently only in beta. So far, the service supports MovableType, TypePad, Blogger, and LiveJournal blogs. One cool aspect of AudioBlog.com is that in addition to audioblogging by phone, you can audioblog from any computer with a microphone and a Flash-enabled web browser. Also, it looks… Read More »
So, for any of you stopping by my blog because Dave Winer linked to it on scripting.com, just a heads up that PhoneBlogger doesn’t yet support Radio. However, if anyone is interested in adding support for Radio, I would appreciate the help. PhoneBlogger is already modularized to support the differences between Movable Type and Blogger,… Read More »
I just made the PhoneBlogger 0.2 release available from the SourceForge project site. The biggest highlight of the new release is that you can now run PhoneBlogger on a different server than where your weblog is hosted. This means that someone can now run PhoneBlogger as a hosted web service for multiple bloggers.
This post was created with PhoneBlogger. Click to listen to the recorded message. This is the final test run (hopefully) of PhoneBlogger before the 0.2 release.
I tried to use PhoneBlogger at tonight’s SRL performance, but the V1 rocket engine was just too loud. Huh, what a surprise. When I wrote PB, I never did take into account the requirement of being able to phone blog the firing of a rocket engine. Oh, well. I’ll put up some photos and videos… Read More »
The Sacramento Bee ran an article this week by Rachel Leibrock on moblogging. She interviewed me by email for the story. “Moblogging is still in a very early growth stage, mainly due to a general lack of awareness of the power of technology and a lack of access to the necessary tools,” explains Oakland-based software… Read More »
m-pulse / a cooltown magazine / Blogging Goes Mobile Amy Cowen wrote a great article on moblogging for the August 2003 issue of mpulse, the HP Labs cooltown magazine. I remember reading about cooltown a few years ago when HP first announced the initiative. As the economy turned down and out, I had assumed that… Read More »