I'm not a frequent web article reader, so I'm not a perfect user, but I can see how this can fill in for those moments where I do come across a dense text and think "goddamn I don't want to sit here and read all this right in the middle of my workday".
Have you considered a youtube audio extraction extension? I personally prefer videos over articles when it comes to learning about things, and most of the time I'll tuck my phone in my pocket and just listen to the audio. Seems kinda similar.
Either way, good luck, I see something like this working. Passive audio is just more convenient than dedicated article/video consumption time.
> Huffduffer takes the pain out of podcasting found sounds.
The website is a bit dated but overall it works well with a bookmarklet.
One idea/question, is there a way to add to the feed via an external URL, rather then exclusively within the Chrome plugin?
I would use it even more if I wasn't constrained to chrome.
For example, adding this little snippet as a bookmark would for certain work from Firefox and iOS/Safari, and quite possibly others.
If I could get it molded to work with your service I'd be pretty stoked.
* I love the voice quality. Sounds natural. What generates this?
* It seems to have started playing mid-way through my test article, from "When should one review?", so it missed 60% of the text, including the header of that section.
I suspect this will cost money sooner or later (text2speech and audio storage) - what are the plans here?
Could you elaborate on whats missing from Pocket? And 2) Is there anything on your mind we could add to make audiblogs 10x better for you?
The voices in pocket are not as good I think.
I guess what's missing in the podcast feed, is a direct link to the source article. But else, it's perfect.
For now, here's some quick info about us. We're just two hackers living in San Francisco.
Kyle's quitting his job at Cruise Automation in a few days (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylejohnmorris/).
I've never had an actual job before haha. I've just been messing around building stuff (https://www.linkedin.com/in/automationist/)
Did you build Beaker Browser? Would love to get connected.
And def thinking about firefox support, thanks for the input.