Smartphone Users Making Commutes Productive with BuzzVoice

BuzzVoice for AndroidWe love hearing how people are using our magical talking news service to keep up with their favorite news and blogs on the go. We recently asked some of our power users to share how they use BuzzVoice, and the benefits they’re seeing.

In this post, BuzzVoice user Chris Weber shares how he uses it on his smartphone just about every day. So, listen up – You might just pick up some time saving tips. And, stay tuned for tips from other BuzzVoice users.

BuzzVoice User Chris Weber

BuzzVoice User Chris Weber: Programmer

“It’s a great app for the car. I use BuzzVoice nearly every day. I load up new stories in the garage, hit the play button, then start my commute.

Before BuzzVoice, I probably wasted about 15 minutes at the start,  and the end of my work day, tuning into the news and catching up with things.

Now, I utilize the time I’m already wasting during my commute to do that.”

How are you using BuzzVoice in the wild?

We would love to hear how other BuzzVoice users use the service in the comments below, or via email at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com. If we use your story, we’ll upgrade you to BuzzVoice PRO for free for 30 days.

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS on the App Store Here

>Get BuzzVoice on The Android Market Here

Adam Curry Reviews BuzzVoice: “They’re Onto Something For Sure”

Adam Curry Reviews BuzzVoiceIf you’re old enough to remember the launch of MTV in the eighties then you know Adam Curry. (If you don’t know him from Adam, let us Google that for you).

Curry was one of MTV’s pioneering “Video Jockeys,” who rose to fame as the music video craze first swept the nation. For some, worldwide stardom in one industry would be enough. Not for Curry. He went onto  become one of the “founding fathers” of podcasting, raised a war chest of venture capital and started a number of Web companies.

Not one to sit on the sidelines for the current mega-trend, Curry’s latest creation is “The Big App Show,” a web-only video show where he hand-picks the best smartphone apps to help consumers find “the diamonds” in a sea of hundreds of thousands of apps.

To our surprise, Curry recently reviewed BuzzVoice and gave us a big thumbs up.

Check out the video below and tell us what you think. You can find the latest version of BuzzVoice on The App Store or The Android Market.

Amazon Appstore Launches with BuzzVoice in the Line Up

BuzzVoice on Amazon AppstoreApp stores seem to be popping up everywhere. In addition to the “traditional” app stores, wireless carriers and third parties are opening app stores too.

GetJar has its independent appstore, AT&T has a recommended apps section on its smartphones, and Verizon has it’s V CAST Appstore (which features a Verizon-branded version of BuzzVoice “on the deck” – thank you Verizon).

Today, Amazon brought the new Amazon Appstore live, and we’re excited to say that BuzzVoice is one of the first apps in the store. The store, which features just over 3,800 Android apps is now available in 2 flavors: you can access the store on your computer at Amazon.com, or, you can access it on your Android device.

Checkout BuzzVoice on the Amazon Appstore and let us know what you think by emailing us at feedback@buzzvoice.com

BuzzVoice Launches On Android, Adds New Features [Free Copies]

BuzzVoice on AndroidIf you saw PC World’s exclusive pre-launch story on BuzzVoice for Android a few days ago, our announcement won’t surprise you.

For the past several weeks, we’ve been working on bringing our streaming audio news service to Google’s Android platform. And today, we’re excited to say that BuzzVoice just went live on The Android Market!

Be sure to checkout the video below to see BuzzVoice in the wild on Android, then download the app by tapping this link on your Android device.

If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice, our service lets busy people *listen* to over 1,600 of the web’s top news and blogs on smartphones and other mobile devices. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news”, and it’s specifically designed to make it faster, safer and more fun to keep up with news on the go (The real sweet spot is in the car, train, gym, etc.). To date, people have streamed over 2 million stories via BuzzVoice.

BuzzVoice for Android includes the same great multimedia functionality of our iPhone, iPad and iPod touch application, PLUS 3 major new features for Android smartphone owners:

1. Background Audio Streaming: Listen to breaking stories while checking  Twitter, Facebook or email.

2. A Custom Android Widget, which allows you to control the BuzzVoice App right from your Android device’s homescreen

3. A New “Android Radio” Station, which continuously updates you on Android-related news from top blogs like Android Central, PhandroidAndroid and Me, Android Guys, Android Police, Android Tapp, Androinica, Android Spin & more.

How To Win A Free Copy: We’re running some fun BuzzVoice App Giveaways with PC World/Computerworld, Android Central and possibly others, so keep your eyes open for a chance to win a free copy of BuzzVoice for Android.

We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below, or, feel free to email feedback@buzzvoice.com

>Get BuzzVoice by tapping here on your Android device, or scan the QR code below. Or, you can get BuzzVoice for your iPhone here.