ipadio launches journalist toolkit for Android and iOS


Audio and video recording, editing and sharing app for integration with Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger, SoundCloud, YouTube or LiveJournal launched

ipadio, tech and communications company, has announced the launch of its new journalist toolkit app for iOS. The latest app follows the successful Android release in December 2012 and provides journalists with a complete suite of tools facilitating live reporting in the field.

Best known for their phonecasting solutions, ipadio's latest app incorporates additional features including the ability to record and share video clips and cross post to a range of social media platforms.  It also provides a 'file a story' feature to allow reports with associated images to be filed directly from smartphones or tablet to the account and on to the editor.

The audio features allow journalists to make and record phone calls, as well as record and publish higher quality podcasts with associated images, text, photos and geolocation. The Android app takes this one step further and introduces 'in app' editing, allowing users to crop one or more parts of the recording to make the podcast perfect before publishing to a Website or social media platform.

'The new ipadio smartphone apps will allow journalists to cover breaking news from wherever they find themselves, live streaming a phone call at its simplest through to high quality audio and video recordings when data connection permits.  We've gone out of our way to box clever with bandwidth so even in a poor data region the files keep on being uploaded – just as fast as the Web can cope,' said Dr Mark K. Smith, co-founder and CEO, ipadio.

The first ever ipadio live broadcast, back in 2009, took place in the Marconi radio hut on the Lizard.  The first field test took place from a yacht in the middle of the Atlantic in the same year


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