AudioSlideDeck

Description

Audio Slide Deck is a mobile application that jornalists/bloggers can use on the move to create and publish audio slideshows to their blogs and websites.

It pulls in audio from AudioBoo and images from Flickr.

Use Cases

High quality video content is time consuming to produce and difficult to upload from the field, especially if journalists or bloggers are in developing countries or remote areas where there is poor internet connectivity.

Audio on the other hand is far quicker to produce and easier to upload as the file sizes are far smaller. By adding an image slideshow to the audio stream, it's possible to tell compelling stories.

For example, listen to this short piece by @documentally about the #GSxSW

Mobile Application

The mobile app is implemented in JQuery Mobile and it can be accessed here: http://audioslidedeck.heroku.com/

Slideshow

The slideshow is implemented in HTML+JS so it can work on all platforms. http://bit.ly/hKI1sy

Made by

  • Christian Payne @documentally
  • Patrick Sinclair @metade
  • Glyn Wintle @GlynWintle

Ideas for taking this project forward

  • making a native application so it can access and upload images and audio straight from the phone
  • making a widget with tools for embedding and sharing the audio slideshows

Estimated costs for taking this project forward

About the data used for this project

Audio comes from AudioBoo. Images come Flickr

Project URL:

http://bit.ly/hKI1sy


Created at

Rewired State and the Guardian SXSW Hack Day

Flickr Photos

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