“Twitter for Audio” App Now Available for Android from Spreaker

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Live audio broadcasting at the intersection of social and mobile. Spreaker offers 30 times more audio storage than SoundCloud.

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Sometimes just a text status update on Facebook or Twitter is not enough, and video often requires too much production, whereas a live audio update on Facebook or Twitter tells a much more colorful story,” said Francesco Baschieri, founder and CEO.

Spreaker announced today that its free app for broadcasting live high-quality audio is now available for Android devices. Spreaker empowers anyone to broadcast live over the Internet with nothing more than the existing microphone found on your Android or iPhone.

The emerging trend of audio applications in mobile and social has been advocated by tech luminaries such as Robert Scoble who recently featured Spreaker in this video exploit, and noted Silicon Valley VC Mary Meeker who predicted sound to be become a bigger category than video.

Spreaker harnesses Facebook’s 800MM global active Facebook users and the 835MM smartphone users, which is likely to ramp to more than to 1.4B within two years.

Spreaker does for audio what Twitter does for text and YouTube does for video: makes it makes it easy to share audio content across social networks. On both iOS and Android, you can easily connect the Spreaker app to social network accounts like Facebook and Twitter and broadcast live as a status update. Your friends and fans alike can listen live or later as a podcast.

“Sometimes just a text status update on Facebook or Twitter is not enough, and video often requires too much production, whereas a live audio update on Facebook or Twitter tells a much more colorful story,” said Francesco Baschieri, founder and CEO. “Now we can extend our app to millions more phones and devices using Android.”

Last quarter, Android represented 53% of smartphone shipments, according to Gartner – well over 60 million devices shipped worldwide.

Anyone who has ever wanted to create their own radio show is now able to do so without needing expensive equipment or a tech crew. With Spreaker’s advent, it’s easier than ever to distribute live audio content across the internet by using the web platform or mobile apps, which stream in high-quality 128 kilobits stereo.

Spreaker can also be used to record audio from one’s surroundings and distribute it later as a podcast. The Spreaker web platform allows users to edit their recordings and easily add sound effects and background music from a huge library of licensed content.

The Spreaker widget can be easily embedded on any website or blog, and customized, similar to YouTube. The archived audio or podcasts can be downloaded as MP3 files, and iTunes-compatible RSS feeds can be used to syndicate the content anywhere. Spreaker is available as both a free service with ads and a premium service, which eliminates ads, while providing more storage and bandwidth.

For those seeking additional airtime, less commercials and more features, Spreaker offers a Gold and Premium version starting at $19.90. The basic version is free and is brought to you by Spreaker’s advertising partners.

About Spreaker

Spreaker is a free online application that lets people create, share and discover live audio broadcast from any computer, tablet or mobile phone. Founded in 2009 by Francesco Baschieri, Marco Pracucci, and Daniele Cremonini, Spreaker is based in San Francisco. For more information about Spreaker visit: http://www.spreaker.com.

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