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Broadcast LIVE audio calls from your phone

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Ryan Hoover
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
This is awesome. I just started listening into a call with @borthwick, @matthartman, and @justinspraggins after they shared a link on Twitter. This is an interesting take on the livestreaming, "teleportation" space that Meerkat, Periscope, and Blab are playing in. The obvious, big difference is that Unmute is all about audio, which lowers the barrier to create and join a conversation... video can be nerve-wracking. I'll start a broadcast later this afternoon. UPDATE: Here's a replay of my first unmute call with @bentossell, @corleyh, @justinspraggins, @jkemink, and @michaelschultz.
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@rrhoover glad you're liking the concept thus far... means a lot coming from you. I around all day if you wanna do a call on Unmute.
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Adam Marx
Networking consultant and music addict
@justinspraggins @rrhoover This is pretty awesome. I'm definitely interested to see what can come out of this, particularly with the podcasting and call-in world.
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@rrhoover We just released a new update (v1.0.1) that allows you to send Voicemails. You were my first voicemail I sent :)
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Andrew FarageUnited Talent Agency, New Media Ventures
I'm really excited to see how this plays out in the livestreaming / podcasting world. So much more light-weight in terms of needing strong wifi/cellular service, data bandwidth, and looking camera appropriate that makes this a more spur of the moment type of communications app than streaming heavy video. Coming from the media/investment side it's an awesome fan engagement platform where the artist/influencer/thought-leader can speak to the masses and retain total control of the conversation. Coming from the sports fan in me, I'm already setting up a fantasy football trash-talking UnMute ala Around the Horn on ESPN. Great work @justinspraggins. Looking forward.
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@afaragio14 Thnx man. We are excited to see how this grows. This is day 1.
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Ben Tossell
No-coder 👉 Makerpad.co
This is really quite cool! This is one of those moments where I'm thinking I don't know practically why I need this but I just know I do.
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@bentossell lol. That is what just happened to me when Ryan asked why I like Unmute and am focusing on building this company. "It's fun" is all I had on the spot but if it's fun then it will all workout. Thnx for the support.
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Sol Weinreich
Founder MINR
I was on that call 2 and I dl'd the app while on the call. This is cool!
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@solfrombrooklyn Glad you like! Feedback welcome :)
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I just listened to Justin's call with the BetaWorks folk a few minutes ago. Sound quality is amazing and I love the "18 minute" limit. This is a really cool idea and congratulations to you @justinspraggins !
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@geeky_yang thnx! Really appreciate the support.
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Steve P. Young
Founder @ AppMasters.com
Great job @justinspraggins and @jkemink. You also have an Apple feature.
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@stevepyoung Thnx Steve... Yeah Apple is so good to us.
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@stevepyoung thank you!
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This is cool as hell. Any thoughts around monetization? I'm pretty sure organizations would pay to whitelabel or brand their Unmute pages.
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@jhtdc Thnx Jason! We have some thoughts but are definitely not focused on monetization at this stage.
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Nick O'Neill
Mild maker making things
Was just on this call. Does the recording use the live stream or does it aggregate the local audio? I ask because I heard a couple small hiccups in the stream. The local version is obviously always more clear. Great concept!
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@allnick I saw you on the call this morning! Thanks for checking us out. The recording uses the live streams of the people currently unmuted. Many times as a listener you might hear a break in the call and that could most likely be attributed to your current wifi/data service. This does not always mean that the live streams are having a break in the current session. You can view this replay in our "Replay" section of the app to hear its quality. Also as a participant/creator of a call you are able to download and save the replay to your phone from your profile. Thanks for reaching out and looking forward to talking soon!
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tom mullenCreative Initiatives at Inveniem
Do users have to download the app to listen? Can a broadcaster tweet out that they're starting to gain followers?
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@tommullen a broadcaster/creator can automatically tweet out a link to our webview when the call starts. Anyone with that link can listen to the live call. A link to the replay, if saved, is also available to be shared out as well at the end of a call. Hope you are enjoying the app! Let us know if you have any other questions.
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tom mullenCreative Initiatives at Inveniem
@jkemink how do you be a broadcaster?
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@tommullen all broadcasts start as a call. You can either call a contact or send a voicemail to anyone and they can call you back on your voicemail.
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tom mullenCreative Initiatives at Inveniem
@justinspraggins so I need to follow at least one people to broadcast? Which in turn then notifies on social and people can listen in, correct?
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Justin Spraggins
Maker
Founder/Design - Unmute
@tommullen When you follow someone or send them a Voicemail it allows them to call you to start the broadcast. If you want to be the host of the call you would need to go to the people tab and tap "contacts" in the top header and call a contact. Would you wanna do a call with me on Unmute so you can see how it works?
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