Broadcastr launched the public beta of their location-based audio sharing webapp today.Within a few minutes of experimenting with it, we heard stories about New York City locals impersonating tourists, a woman who routinely gets into cabs and asks the driver to take her to his favourite restaurant, and even a bland recitation of historical facts about South Street Seaport.
It’s easy to use. After registering an account, you upload an audio clip and tag the location that clip pertains to. Users can browse to your location on a map and click on the dot that references your recording.
Broadcastr is just like conventional radio in that it offers localised information and stories, but it’s also nothing like radio at all. You interact with it graphically and can easily find stories you’d never hear about otherwise, whether it’s in your neighbourhood or the other side of the country.
Android and iPhone apps are in the works.