LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meep, the personal news radio app that allows users to share stories along with their own audio messages, launches today for iOS. The app will be available for free for a limited time in the iTunes App Store, and will be released shortly for Android.
Meep instantly creates personal stations that play the latest stories about topics that users choose, mixed with short clips of ancillary content like music and local weather. Users simply pick a subject and start listening, without digging through podcasts or blog posts. Meep gets smarter as stories are favorited or skipped, and as friends or interests are followed.
Meep also sparks conversations about stories that friends have heard. Users can send short audio messages reacting to the story -- the eponymous Meep. Did a celebrity do something crazy? Record a custom "OMG" and send it to your friends. Did your team win big over a rival? Talk smack and Meep the story to a friend.
"Meep selects and plays content you're passionate about while you're running, driving, or simply can't look down at your phone," said Mark DiPaola, founder and CEO of Meep. "Now you can use your commute to keep up with your favorite technologies, celebrities, sports teams, companies, cities, and over a million other topics. Want a station dedicated to Asteroids and Alpacas? Presto! We won't even ask why."
Popular Meep stories are read by approved voiceover professionals who have the flexibility of logging in at their convenience to record as many or as few stories as they'd like. If you're interested in becoming a Meep voice talent, please click here.
For publishers, Meep offers near-instant audio recordings of written content, and offers rich analytics about story consumption -- for example, at what point in stories users tend to drop off. To learn more about publishing on Meep, please click here.
Meep is the personal news radio app that allows users to share stories with their own recorded comments. Founded by serial entrepreneur Mark DiPaola, Meep is meant for anyone who wants to hear about topics they are passionate about while on the go. Mr. DiPaola previously founded inMarket, the world's largest beacon proximity platform, and Vantage Media, which he sold in 2007. Contact Meep here.