October 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Introducing AUDIOPRESS, the Mobile App That Makes Spoken Audio Smart, Seamless and Simple

New App Becomes Portal to a Uniquely Wide Array of Audio Content, Including Spoken News From The Associated Press Articles

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) - Have you ever been frustrated by switching among podcast and radio apps... then flipping to your car radio for local info... all while checking stocks on your mobile? Starting today, these problems are solved by AUDIOPRESS, a versatile new mobile app that combines radio programming, podcasts and personalized information updates into a single source for spoken audio content.

Additionally, AUDIOPRESS has partnered with The Associated Press to bring users the latest news articles in a dynamic new audio format.

AUDIOPRESS was created specifically for commuters and those on-the-go who have to juggle between different apps and services to consume the news and entertainment content they want. It is the first app of its kind to bring together four distinct spoken content types, including:

  • Podcasts: Search for your favorite podcast and explore the best and most popular options by topic or provider. If you can't find your favorite podcasts in the ever-expanding library, it's easy to import them from iTunes. Also, you can discover new programming with "AUDIOPRESS Suggests" -- content we've discovered and organized by theme.

  • Radio: The radio catalog features hundreds of stations. Just tell AUDIOPRESS how long you want to listen to a station in your playlist before switching to the next item in the lineup, and the app takes care of the manual labor for you.

  • MyUpdates: These brief, completely customized text-to-speech updates include local weather forecasts and, in the future, things like personal stock reports, sports scores for your favorite teams and traffic reports.

  • AudioArticles: AudioArticles bridge the gap between print and broadcast, providing a catalog of articles from the world's most trusted news sources that are read aloud by AUDIOPRESS for on-the-go listening. AUDIOPRESS' first media partner, The Associated Press, brings the agency's top news stories to your ears every day.

AUDIOPRESS is sync-free and automatically updates itself with the newest content, skipping the articles you have already heard and playing the latest episode of each show. Once you press play, sit back and let AUDIOPRESS handle the rest.

You can create unlimited playlists, choose the order for your content, set timing parameters and prioritize the information that matters to you. Plus, AUDIOPRESS' superior tools for navigation, discovery and management make it easier to access your desired content and to find new programs you never knew you loved.

"We created AUDIOPRESS to bring together all the information and entertainment you might want, and deliver it via an intuitive interface that requires minimal maintenance during use, so users can fully leverage the mobility of their smartphones," said Taylor Bollman, AUDIOPRESS' creator and CEO. "This all-in-one audio digest will change the way people consume media and eliminate the hassle of managing across multiple sources and services, which is especially valuable while commuting or multitasking."

For more information, check out a demo of AUDIOPRESS. You can find the app in the iTunes App Store or on the AUDIOPRESS website. Start listening to the app that listens to you.

AUDIOPRESS is the single-source for spoken audio of all kinds. This includes traditional formats like podcasts and streaming radio, and novel formats such as MyUpdates -- short, text-to-speech updates on stocks, sports scores, weather and traffic -- and AudioArticles -- articles from The Associated Press and other leading news sources that are read aloud exclusively for AUDIOPRESS. Users can create personalized, multi-format playlists and synclessly hear an up-to-date version anytime at just the touch of a button. For more information visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    LaunchSquad: Melissa Biles or Jen Holmes
    audiopress (at) launchsquad (dot) com