Tool Launched for Audio Status Update Creation

    August 31, 2009
    Chris Crum

Oddcast has released an interesting new audio status-updating tool for publishing your voice to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. You may recognize the company from its SitePal service, which provides animated characters for websites.

The new tool called AudioPal lets users create 60-second personal voice messages that can be posted to their personal web pages, blogs, and social networks.

"Millions of people log on to social networking sites, blogs and personal Web pages each and every day to update their status and inform friends and family on just about everything from where they are and what they are doing to their views on politics, sporting events and much more," says OddCast CEO  Adi Sideman. "AudioPal is revolutionizing status updates by giving these messages a voice. The unique technology can be used to publish a voice message anytime, and at no cost, so the message is always fresh, up to date and truly personalized."

AudioPal works within the browser, without any plug-ins or downloads. The user simply records a voice update via telephone, microphone, or text-to-speech technology ( in 20 different languages), and an email is sent to the user with a link to the audio. Advanced playback options are offered so that uses can control when and how often a message is to be played.


Features include:

– Record and use your own voice
– TTS – Many Voices to choose from
– Detailed playback control options
– Update your audio anytime

While AudioPal is free (and in beta), Oddcast says that if enough people like and use it, they may offer an enhanced paid version down the road.

Disclosure: While Oddcast does advertise with the iEntry Network, this is by no means a paid, write-up.