Leveraging its expertise in the short voice messaging space, Cord Project launches Chhirp to bring short audio clips to Twitter and the Web. The free app is available today on the Apple App Store to celebrate World Voice Day 2015 and the power of voice.
Cord Project Inc. is a New York based startup founded by former Googlers Jeff Baxter and Thomas Gayno. Its flagship product, Cord, is an incredibly simple, free voice messaging service available on both Android and iOS in 16 languages. Cord Project’s mission is to get people talking again. In that spirit they have launched a number of smaller projects meant to explore the intersection of voice and the latest technology and trends.
Their latest project, Chhirp, launching today on iOS, is simply designed to be the fastest way to share audio clips on Twitter and across the web. Chhirp brings voice, nuance, emotion, multiple speakers and more to your tweets, without losing the brevity and immediacy of Twitter. “A 12 second time limit, one press to record, and great audio quality are all things you’ll find in Chhirp and Cord.” says Jeff Baxter, Co-founder and Creative Director of Cord Project Inc.
The Cord team leveraged its flexible infrastructure and expertise in short voice messaging to build a beautifully simple mobile application. “Our goal is to democratize the production of audio content.” says Thomas Gayno, CEO and co-founder of Cord Project Inc, “Thanks to products like Vine or Instagram, people share a massive amount of videos and photos over social networks like Twitter. Oddly, audio was left behind.” There is no better day than World Voice Day to change this and let everyone celebrate the power of voice.
Many Cord messages are sent to two or more people and that number has increased dramatically with Cord’s addition of group messaging in February. On average, when a Cord message isn’t an individual reply it’s sent to 5 recipients, with some messages being sent to as many as 300.
There’s a clear demand for sharing short audio clips to a wide audience and with Chhirp, Cord Project aims to make it as easy as possible. “It is worth remembering that Twitter came out of a podcast company.” says Gayno, “Things have changed since 2006 and now short audio can be shared on the Web in a fraction of a second, right from your smartphone – and very soon from your watch.”
SOURCE Cord Project Inc