BuzzVoice 4th of July Weekend Sale – Get it for Half Price Now

BuzzVoice 4th of July SaleWe know you’re busy – You’ve got big holiday travel plans, and it’s hard to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go. You could be like some people and try to read TechCrunch, Mashable, TUAW, or Phandroid on your iPhone or Android device while you’re speeding down route 66 to grandma’s house… But you’re smarter than that, right?

Now, you can multitask and LISTEN to breaking updates from your favorite sources on your iPhone, iPad or Android device  -  the safe, easy and fun way. That’s right, BuzzVoice pulls the stories you love off the web in real-time – and reads them aloud to you.

As The Next Web puts it, “It’s like having your own passenger’s seat narrator.”

Now, you can get BuzzVoice right now for HALF PRICE – Just $1.99

Yes, for the price of a cup of coffee, you can get BuzzVoice and stream audio versions of the Web’s Top 1,600 sources… and arrive safe and up to speed on your favorite topics. It’s also great for the gym, the beach, or the hammock!

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS on the App Store Now Here

>Get BuzzVoice for Android on Android Market Now Here

Thanks for listening with BuzzVoice – Make it a safe, fun and productive weekend!

New DriveWise App Curbs Distracted Driving [Product Launch]

DriveWise Tech News EditionWhen you hear that 30 states have enacted distracted driving laws, what comes to mind? Texting and driving?

Unfortunately, the problem is much bigger.

Due to the explosive growth in smartphone sales, a lot more than texting is going on behind the wheel. Given that 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices, here at BuzzVoice, we decided to develop an app specifically designed to make keeping up with news in the car a safe, enjoyable experience. It has ONE button. And, of course, it talks.

Introducing DriveWise – Your Mobile News Narrator [iTunes link]

Now You Can Keep Your Eyes on the Road – and SAFELY Keep Up with the Web’s Top News & Blogs at the Same Time!

With a single tap, DriveWise scours the web’s top sources and reads breaking stories aloud to you. It’s the safe & easy way to keep up with your favorite topics in the car, train, gym – or anywhere reading is a bad idea.

The first version of DriveWise lets you LISTEN to the web’s top tech sites on your iOS device, including:

-TechCrunch
-Mashable
-Gizmodo
-Wired
-ReadWriteWeb
-CenterNetworks
-Ars Technica
-The Next Web …and More!

Checkout the brief DriveWise demo video below:

For less than a dollar, DriveWise makes it safe & fun to keep up with the news you love while boosting productivity – Download it Now and tell us what you think at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com.

… Promote safe driving & help save lives – Tell your friends to get DriveWise too.

BuzzVoice Adds New iPhone & Android Features, Goes FREE!

BuzzVoice on Android & iPhoneIf you’re a BuzzVoice user, you know we’re continually rolling out new features to make it easier to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go. If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice, our magical streaming audio service lets busy people *listen* to over 1,600 of the web’s top blogs and news sites on smartphones. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news,” and it’s perfect for multitasking in the car, train, gym, or anywhere.

Earlier this summer, we launched an all new version of BuzzVoice for iPhone with 6 major new features, which Apple featured on the front page of the App Store. And, more recently, we launched BuzzVoice for Android, which received rave reviews.

Now, We’re Excited to Announce 4 Great New Things… Check out the fun video and see the features below


1) Background Audio Streaming:(New for iPhone) Now, you can double your productivity and listen to BuzzVoice “in the background” while you run other apps. So, go ahead and stream BuzzVoice while you play Angry Birds, or check Twitter, Facebook and email.

2) Control BuzzVoice with your Earphone button! (New for iPhone) Now, you can pause the audio and skip to the next story without looking at your device, just like on your iPod and Pandora. So, if you’re jogging or driving, just squeeze and you’ll be pleased.

3) Add Your Own RSS Feeds (New for BuzzVoice PRO Users on iPhone & Android): Don’t see one of your favorite blogs in BuzzVoice? No problem – the new “Add Feed” feature lets you add ANY RSS feed to your playlist.  To try this, and all of the other great PRO features for free,  just tap the “More” button in the app.

4) BuzzVoice is Now FREE! To allow everyone to enjoy the productivity and safety benefits of BuzzVoice, we’ve eliminated the “cost barrier.” And, we’re confident you’ll love it because it’s definitely not a scaled-down “Lite” version - The new, free BuzzVoice includes all the great features as previous paid versions, and more.

Get The New Versions of BuzzVoice for Free Now:

>Get BuzzVoice for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device on the App Store here

>Get BuzzVoice on the Android Market by tapping this link on your Android device, or by scanning the code below.

Get BuzzVoice on the Android Market

**Watch for Special Promotions On BuzzVoice PRO!

We’re giving away free BuzzVoice PRO subscriptions in partnership with some of the web’s top blogs, so watch for exciting BuzzVoice contests as you surf the web! [If you're a blogger and would like to run a BuzzVoice contest, please email Publishers@BuzzVoice.com - a limited number of subscriptions are available, so please hurry]

Email to Steve Jobs Puts Lucky Developer on Front Page of The App Store

BuzzVoice 3.0 on the front page of The App StoreWe’ve all seen the flurry of news stories about Steve Jobs responding directly to emails from regular people and developers. It’s become an Internet meme, with reputable sources like The New York Times, Wired , TechCrunch and others attesting to the authenticity of the emails.

Perhaps the most controversial [alleged] response from Jobs is the recent thread between Jobs and an irate iPhone 4 owner about the iPhone 4 antenna issue – an issue so hot that Apple is holding a press conference to address it [Read the thread on the iPhone 4 reception issues on The Boy Genius Report].

Since Jobs seems to read his own email and has expressed a passion for reinventing the news experience on Apple devices during his keynotes, we decided to take a chance and shoot him an email.

In our email titled “Pandora for news,” we explained how 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices, and that for a nation of commuters, fitness fanatics and multitaskers, reading news on tiny screens is not only a bad user experience, but also a dangerous one. We added that 28 states have enacted distracted driving laws as counter measures. Then, we went on to explain how we used the iPhone SDK to create BuzzVoice, a “magical” new way to consume news on iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices.

Steve Jobs on BuzzVoice 3.0We included a link to a fun video showing how our cloud-based streaming audio service lets people *listen* to over 1,600 of the web’s top news and blogs – making getting news on the go, easier, safer and more fun, and added a link to the new BuzzVoice 3.0 app On The App Store. Lastly, we asked him to feature BuzzVoice 3.0 on The App Store so that Apple device owners could benefit from using it in the car, train, gym, or wherever they happen to be.

We didn’t expect a response. In fact we haven’t received a direct response yet, however, we just noticed that BuzzVoice 3.0 is now featured on the front page of The App Store.

Thanks for listening Steve – we’re pinching ourselves.

PS: The screenshot we included about him being the “smartest CEO” may have done the trick.

The All-New BuzzVoice 3.0 Hits The App Store (Yes, It Runs On iPhone 4)

BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Here!>Click Here To Get it On The App Store

If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice yet, it’s a magical real-time service that lets you *listen* to the web’s top news and blogs everywhere. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news and blogs.”

To date, people have streamed over 2 million breaking stories from 1,600+ popular news sources on BuzzVoice in cars, trains, gyms and everywhere else. Now, after months of feedback from users and publishers, we’ve reinvented BuzzVoice for the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad, and we’re excited to say…

The All-New BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Here!

BuzzVoice 3.0 is packed with 6 Major New Features. And, it’s over 60% faster with our own “In-App Multitasking.” It’s never been easier, or more fun, to keep up with  your favorite topics, while boosting productivity.

>Launch Sale: Get BuzzVoice 3.0 Now for 50% Off [Get It On The App Store]

Watch The Fun Video (updated) – Can You Find The 6th “Hidden” Feature?

BuzzVoice 3.0 Features Include:

1) Playlist Manager: Choose from 1,600+ sources & personalize it with 20 of your favorites
2) Custom Streaming Player: Listen to breaking stories, while viewing text, images & video
3) Hands-free Continuous Listening: New BuzzRadio features, plus ”Auto-Stream” for PRO users
4) Saved Searches: Track your favorite topics, whether it’s “Lady Gaga, bacon, or astrophysics”
5) Trending Topics: Hear what’s trending right now on the web’s top sources
6) Batch Select: Build custom playlists of all the stories you care about on-the-fly

Get BuzzVoice 3.0 On The App Store and stream TechCrunch, Mashable, or Huffington Post in the car. Hear Gizmodo, Wired, or Perez Hilton at the gym.  Listen to Boing Boing, New York Times and over 1,600 other great sources, anytime, anywhere.

We would love to hear what you think of the all new BuzzVoice 3.0 at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com – or in the comments below.