Voice and Platforms
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ John Minnihan
Is voice a platform, vertical or simply an enabler for whatever is being provided or produced? Yes. It’s all of these. When I began work on Tincup Voice, I had no illusions about creating a general purpose voice-enabled platform like Siri or Alexa. It wasn’t intended as an input or interface for an on-demand task or query system. Not only was I specifically not interested in solving that problem - I was instead narrowly focused on creating an easy to use mobile transcription that generated editable posts - I knew that I’d need a huge amount of capital to realistically compete with existing voice platforms operated by two of the largest (read: deep-pocketed) companies on the planet.

How This Works
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ John Minnihan
recorded on the iPhone using Tincup Voice in the safari browser Tincup Voice is pretty easy to use. You go to the web form on your iphone using safari, supply a post title, your user name and your email address and click the record button and begin speaking. Once you’re done speaking, you click the stop record button and the recording that you’ve just made is sent to S3 and from there is sent into the transcription service.