The AppleVis Podcast: An Open Invitation To Get Involved

Most of you will probably have noticed that a few stray podcasts have appeared on this site over the past week.

This is something new that we've been testing, and as it appears to be working, I guess it's about time that I actually mention it!

So yes, we now have an AppleVis Podcast. You can even find us in iTunes.

"Hurrah", I hear you all say.

We all know that podcasts can be a great way of demonstrating apps and iOS features, perhaps even more so for VoiceOver users. Most of us probably also know that there are many people already out there doing just that with some excellent podcasts.

SO, I guess the obvious next question is do we really need another one?

Okay, so the fact that this post even exists probably hints at my answer.

Yes, I think that our podcast can add something to what we are trying to do with this site. I also hope that it can complement what is already being done elsewhere (you know who you are, guys ... keep up the good work).

I think that our podcast can have its own unique selling point (yuck, did I just slip into marketing-speak? Sorry about that).

What I believe will make our podcast a little different, is that we're inviting you all to get involved. Yes, that even includes you lurkers at the back!

Each and every one of you must be able to think of a tip, a guided walk-through or an audio review that would be helpful to other VoiceOver users.

Okay, you're going to need to record the audio. That we can't do. However, there are many apps that will enable you to make recordings directly onto your iDevice (anybody with specific recommendations, please post them as a comment). Once you have recorded your clip, I think we've made it very easy for you to submit the file directly to this site for inclusion in a podcast episode.

I hope that this will appeal to the people who find it easier to talk about something than to have to explain it in writing. Of course, I'm hoping that as many of you as possible will contribute. If nothing else, it will give people a break from listening to me sounding like Marvin The Paranoid Android (I'm not sure how well that reference will travel, but a quick trip to Google or YouTube should enlighten you).

Here's the link to the page where you can submit your audio.

And here's the link to the podcasts that 'Marvin' has already posted <smile>

Please contact us if you have any questions (maybe if you want to run an idea past us before making the actual recording).

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Submitted by AppleVis on Friday, February 10, 2012