I heard about a new audio app for iOS called Melt.
Melt is for people to express their most important thoughts in voice. Melt is Voice-over compatible for visually impaired users!
This app was created by Jason Lew, Shane Wey at Superhero Labs. Based in San Francisco, California.
- There is only 60 seconds of record time.
- Once you push the “blue” record button, another screen pops up. “What’s on your mind?” with another “blue” record button and you must tap that again to record.
- Can not upload any art or photo to go with your audio
- For iOS only
- There is no saving of recorded audio. You must upload or hold it until you’re able to upload it.
- There is no usable website.
- I have noticed that there are a lot of younger members/users. Mostly female from the looks in the “new melters” section. There are a lot of silent members.
- No description section for 60 second audio. There is no use of hashtags.
Melt iOS App
- Can share via Facebook, Twitter, email, text message and URL.
- You can share the audio immediately after recording or share someone else’s (including yours) later on at a more convenient time.
- There is a total number of plays on your profile, to let you know how many times your Melts have been played.
- Has a “Featured” members section. Great way to “promote” the frequent users.
- Commenting abilities. Both typed & audio. However, if a member uses the audio reply underneath that specific Melt, the response is not directly linked under the original Melt but placed into the main “Melt feed.”
- Ability to “like” a Melt.
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Always curious about new audio platforms, I signed up.
Signed Up for new app
Once you sign up, you notice there is a drop down menu in the left hand corner. There you can see your options for moving around within the app.
Drop Down Menu
What the profile section looks like
Home: contains your followers “Melt feed.”
Me: contains your profile, along with all your Melts. You can see how many Melts you have uploaded. View both your followers and those that you are following. You can see the total number of plays. Currently mine is at 174. There is a section where you can edit your profile. Name, Tagline, Location and website. Upload a bio photo. You can email an advertisement to someone about your new discovery.
Melters: Breaks down the membership in three sections. Featured. New and Search. An excellent way to found users to listen to and follow. A plus is their “featured members” section.
Melts: is the main feed where all Melts are found. Where you can listen to the new stuff.
This app is fairly new. I’m sure that there will be more changes, improvements in the near future for this growing app. It’s great for sharing a single thought on twitter. Facebook people tend to read posts verses clicking the play button. I can’t see it being popular on Facebook. There isn’t a lot of interaction among users. There is ability to type a comment, but this is about audio. It starts to defeat the point of the app if there is more typed commenting. Difficult to reply or debate with only 60 seconds to the audio. Of course there are always the core community users of any app, no difference here. There are a few users who truly enjoy this app. Who use it to promote awareness to their beliefs on a subject. There are some users who use it to share about their day in school. Some record their everyday routines, just being silly. I can’t see this app being used by podcasters or those who enjoy using audio for audio blogging in length. This app is short & to the point. Get your thought out there.
Once your Melt is uploaded you recieve an email with the link to your Melt. There you can also share via Twitter, Facebook, URL and embed. Below is an example of a recent Melt I did.