OK, so what and why is Blabr?
The Blabr iPhone App (also blabr.com ) is an innovative audio sharing app, to start with we decided to go with a short 5 second limit, because it is mainly aimed at photo and place sharing within Facebook and Twitter. Blabr also allows short private back and forth chat.
We’ve thought most listeners within these sharing environments would prefer short meaningful messages rather than long winded one way voice messages. Have you ever had someone leave a 5 or 10 minute voicemail? I have, and I didn’t listen to it! I can see that if you wanted to do a voice interview or record a lecture you might want longer than 5 seconds, we may offer an upgrade in the future, but I doubt it will ever be unlimited. Anyway most people simply dont do interviews, more importantly their friends don’t want to hear them! We think a short description of a photo or a place is useful.
Blabr.com and the iPhone app are in version 1 having been released a couple weeks ago, so the UI is being tweaked after user feedback along with some server tweaks to up the scalability and performance before promotion of the service begins.
A public API and several cool demo apps will be launched in Jan/Feb