A New iOS App Lets You Send Pictures via Sound!

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It’s not often that a jaded veteran like me falls in love with an app. But it happened this week with a new app called Chirp. It’s based on one of those rare technologies like HTTP or XML that at first seems trifling, but ends up changing everything.

To oversimplify, Chirp uses sound to transmit words, pictures and URLs from one phone to another.

It’s called Chirp, because its data transmission sounds like a robotic bird.

First, I’ll tell you how Chirp works. Then I’ll tell you why I think this bird has wings and could change how we all share data.

Read the column and get the app here.

 

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