What does Twitterfone do? Not much! It does one thing and it does it well. It allows you to dial a local number, leave a short message, the message is then transcribed and posted to your Twitter account along with a link to the audio file in case the transcription doesn’t quite come out.
The best use case for this is in your car when you
shouldn’t can’t browse!
I have no idea how well it works if you are outside your own country but Pat being the king of roaming, I imagine he is all over that.
Just how good is it? Well I just left a message saying “@patphelan looks like everyone is looking for a twitterfone invite” and got the following Tweet posted:
ask Pat Phelan looks like everyone is lookig for a twitterfone invoice
It obviously had issues with my enunciation (although listening back, the quality of the line left a lot to be desired).
A couple of things Pat will need to add to improve it (and I assume Pat has already thought of these):
- Support for Twitter commands – @, and d particularly and
- OpenID support – it still amazes me that people build their own proprietary login systems when they can leverage OpenID and facilitate single sign-on for their users
Well done to Pat and the rest of the team for getting this up. I look forward to watching its evolution.