October 26, 2011
/ by Sukhraj Beasla
I look forward to Thursdays. It’s my day to geek out at the iPhone app store. Why? Thursday is the day the iPhone app store gets refreshed with new suggestions for the week. They also list up and coming apps that they think their users should download and check out. I’m a tech junkie and I also hoard apps on my phone. I’m sure many of you can relate.
One night while hanging out with friends, I was browsing my phone to see what was out there and I came across Blip.me. This app originally started as a walkie-talkie app amongst friends. It was a free way to send quick voice messages but now it had turned into a broadcast. The idea is still the same but now reaching a wider audience.
With the Blip.me broadcast app, you can share a quick 30 second message and upload it to Twitter or Facebook. You can also use the broadcast to reply to other blips within the app. The broadcast app has only been out about a month or so and seen huge growth. The team of developers is quick to respond to any feedback via Twitter, Facebook, or email and have released two major updates since the launch.
I see huge potential for Blip. I’ve personally used it a few times to share a few thoughts on my mind that might go over 140 characters and gotten a huge following. My friends and other followers see it as “cheap therapy.” What’s fun about Blip is hearing the emotion behind someone’s voice and getting to know them better. As the social media experience continues to grow and improve, a personal podcast is a great addition. Most often, our true emotions are lost behind our words. A quick “blip” might help to truly convey what we’re feeling and add a new element to the social space. Brands can use Blip.me to gather raw unedited testimonials or share their own words about a product or idea they’re launching while in the middle of testing it. How awesome would it be to hear what a CEO of a company is thinking or feeling about their latest idea? If Steve Jobs were still around, I would have loved to hear his blips.
I’m eagerly awaiting a new update that might possibly show how many times I’ve blipped and maybe a web version to follow up on earlier blips since the app only shows my 20 recent blips.
Here’s some sentiment analysis for discussion… According to @viralheat‘s social sentiment analysis Chrome plugin for Twitter, the sentiment for “blip.me” is 43% positive, 4% negative and 53% neutral across 51 tweets.
Are you on Blip.me or have you thought of broadcasting your thoughts? Find me. My username is Suki. To see what Blip.me is up to, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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