DailySplice: social media vocalized

Victoria’s DailySplice has rolled out a new pricing structure for its podcast service. As co-founder Rian Bowden explained, DailySplice now lets users choose from a menu of service options: try it out for free, or sign up for packages ranging in price from $9 to $99 per month. In addition, DailySplice continues to offer its original “unlimited” plan.

One of the many really cool features that DailySplice offers is FieldCast, which lets users upload podcasts via telephone:

The FieldCast system allows authorized personnel to create audio podcasts by simply leaving a voicemail. FieldCast is perfect for quick on-scene distribution of information (for media, citizens, other stakeholders, etc.) without the need for a computer or an Internet connection.

Coupled with the Multiple Users feature, this one seems like a no-brainer for citizen journalists and bloggers who need to get information out quickly. See the info page for details on DailySplice’s other features.

So who uses DailySplice? Individual bloggers like Michael Vallez, whose website examines “social media’s impact on law enforcement and national security,” as well as actual law enforcers – like the Saanich Police Department.

(Note, for non-Victoria readers: Canada Post will tell you that Victoria is one place, but politically, it’s comprised of 13 municipalities. Saanich is the largest, population-wise, and it has its own police department. …And so does Victoria, Oak Bay, the municipalities to the West, and so on. Only Victoria and Esquimalt Police are sort-of amalgamated. Vancouverites can picture what this looks like if they imagined that Kitsilano had its own police force, in addition to a separate one for the West End, Kerrisdale, and so on… Seattlites might picture separate police forces for Ballard and Queen Anne, and Downtown and SoDo, and so on…)

Another early adopter of podcast-as-custom-radio-channel is Victoria-based Abebooks, which uses DailySplice’s podcast functionality to power Shelfsound – a daily round-up of book podcasts:


What is Shelfsound? Basically, it is a customized podcast player that has been built especially for AbeBooks by a company called DailySplice.com. It gives visitors to AbeBooks the chance to listen to and view the most fascinating book-related podcasts from around the globe. No other book-related website offers anything remotely similar to this unique podcast system. (more…)

It seems the human voice continues to bind imaginations to content, including over at the Rainbow Podsquad Network – GLBT Podcasts, which is one of DailySplice’s biggest networks. (Their tagline: “Gay…Queer…Homo’s…and a Straight! Doing Things Our Way..and Given Y’all some FABULOUS…FAGTABULOUS Podcast & Vidcast!”)

So who is DailySplice ‘s competition? Denmark’s Podcast Machine comes to mind, but Rian Bowden explains that DailySplice offers two major advantages, which the competitors don’t: DailySplice 1) gives users the ability to have a full professional podcast system that has the appearance of being integrated into the user’s website; and 2) requires no technical knowledge on the part of the user: all the infrastructure (hosting, bandwidth, etc.) is built right into the service.

Hey, if it’s as easy as calling a podcast in by telephone, then it really is user-friendly.