SoundCite makes inline audio easy and seamless
What it does
Audio is a powerful device that can add emotion or context to a story. Unfortunately audio clips force uncomfortable choices: read or listen, but not both. Until now. SoundCite is a simple-to-use tool that lets you add inline audio to your story.
In a nutshell, SoundCite makes it incredibly easy for web publishers and writers to include in-line audio in their stories.
Indeed, music reviews were the original inspiration for SoundCite, but we can imagine it as an effective way to give readers quick access to clips of 911 calls, speeches, or even ambient sound. The only requirement is that the audio be hosted on SoundCloud. Unfortunately, because of SoundCloud’s embed technology, it doesn’t yet work on iPhones and other iOS-enabled devices. But don’t fret! Your text will still appear and the reader will not even be aware of the missing clip.
SoundCite is open-source and available on GitHub. We encourage you to contribute in any way you wish — fork it, send us pull requests or just let us know what you think. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with just using the tool, either.