At Your Vocal Command: SpeakingPhoto


Price: $0.99
SpeakingPhoto: Written & Video iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

SpeakingPhoto is a new app from developer MD Designs. Shoot awesome photos, then simply speak to add audio info before sharing those photos with friends and family in SpeakingPhoto. However, is it worth the $0.99 iTunes price? Let’s take a look at this interesting photo app!

Most photos are fairly static affairs. Sure, you can put them together into a slideshow, or maybe even an animated series of many photos at once for some unique effects. However, adding a nice audio comment, discussion or soundtrack to a particularily memorable photo is a truly neat way to add even more detail to a pic. SpeakingPhoto allows you to do this, either on photos you have already loaded in your iOS device’s gallery, or through taking a new photo. Once you have chosen a photo, an audio record function will appear on screen. Record a short audio clip (describing the photo, ambient noise to set the scene, etc) and hit ‘Save.’ From there, you can select to review your saved audio pics, upload them to your Facebook or YouTube account, send them to the SpeakingPhoto website, or just share them with friends through email. Uploads over wireless were quite quick for me and didn’t significantly lag my device. Also, the format these appeared on my Facebook wall were excellent and allowed for easy viewing.

SpeakingPhoto iPhone App Review

Graphical Layout:
SpeakingPhoto has a nice professional layout, with the main buttons laid out at the bottom of the screen. Taking photos is done in the same format as the stock iOS camera, then adding audio is a snap with the onscreen recording indicator. Finally, SpeakingPhoto really makes the ‘sharing’ experience easy with its array of sharing options (although it would be nice to see a Dropbox or other cloud storage option included as well).


When I first jumped into Speakingphoto, I was a little hesitant. After all, do we really need yet another photo app for $0.99? However, in just a few minutes of use, SpeakingPhoto had won me over. It’s simple to use, and the audio recording for memorable photos really adds a nice layer of creativity and importance to each shot. The developers have made sharing easy as well, making the entire experience of using SpeakingPhoto a pleasant one! With Speakingphoto, you can truly “Say More than Cheese” on your next photo! Check it out today on iTunes for only $0.99 and plenty of creative photo sharing fun!

SpeakingPhoto iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.

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