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iOS App Chirp Makes Some Noise While Moving Pictures Between Devices

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Yesterday Troy put up a post about one way to share photos between an iPad and and iPhone, using the “beaming” feature in iPhoto. There are others, Bump being an example. And here’s another method that might strike you as a bit of a curiosity. That said, it works as advertised.

Chirp is an iOS App (iPhone and iPod Touch, but it will work on an iPad) that allows you to transfer photos, notes, and links  between devices over the air. The transfer takes place using sound. You choose your photo, and if your recipient is running Chirp, you hit the button. You’ll hear a “chirp” of sound and you’ve shared the content.

IMG_1957Like I said, it seems like a curiosity, but it is certainly an interesting one provided you and your recipients are both running the App. I heard about this on MacBreak Weekly, and the hosts proceeded to send out a “chrip” in their podcast. If you have the App installed you got the picture they were sending. If you’re in a group or crowd setting this can be obviously and quick way to share a photo.

Imagine this in a concert setting. The band on stage takes a picture of the crowd. Holds the iOS device up to the microphone and “chirps” the picture to the masses.

Well, anyway, if you’re not into “beaming” or “bumping” and you don’t mind making a little noise, you can check out Chirp here. The App is free.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

2 Comments

  1. vlad

    08/07/2012 at 3:35 am

    I’m fond of app building, my favourite online service is Snappii as it allows creating iOs and Android apps without programming skills. Besides they are constantly adding new powerful features to their apps that makes them really hot.

  2. Adam Baldwin

    07/18/2013 at 1:02 am

    I tried to contact you a few weeks ago- would you be available for a quick chat or if I sent some questions through on your article on Chirp? I am a UK-based investor looking into investing in Chirp and it would be great to hear your thoughts on this?

    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Adam

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