The Social Radio for Twitter

The Social Radio for Twitter

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great idea
  • Integration with other music apps
  • Web version (beta)
Cons
  • Beta
  • No difference between @, # and tweet content
  • Can't follow streams (just TL)
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Excuse me? I was listening to my TimeLine"

Reviewed by / Dec 14, 2011

The Social Radio for Twitter allows you to listen to a bot reading your Twitter Timeline

Those who don't like to miss a single tweet of their Timeline have probably realized an inconvenient: when you're jogging, driving or at the office, it's difficult to follow your TL. The reason? You can't (or you shouldn't!) read in that situations.

The Social Radio for Twitter has started as a a great service (for both web and mobile devices): after login with your Twitter account, a bot will track your tweets and phrase them (lots of language supported, and automatic language detection for each tweet). That's a great idea, we agree. However, what it's really interesting is that you can play your playlist while you are tuning your timeline. Actually, from the Android version you can play music from local or use Google Music or any other music app installed in your device. For example, imagine that you're at gym: you can use your phone to play your favorite music while The Social Radio is phrasing the tweets of your timeline as they were radio ads. The same for when you're driving.

Although the idea is great, this a beta, not the final stable version, and there are some catches that should be fixed. For example, there's a delay since the tweet is posted until the bot phrases it (2-3min). What's more, the bot should alert if he's talking about an user(@), hastag(#) or tweet content (it doesn't make it so far). Finally, it just phrases your timeline, not your direct messages or other streams. The Social Radio will be really useful to follow streams of events (#) in real-time, while you listen to your favorite music.

Tags: the social radio.

Developer's original description available here
The Social Radio reads your Twitter feed to you so you can enjoy your tweets even while on-the-go! This multi-tasking tool helps the busy Twitter user keep up with their social media content while stuck in traffic, exercising or while working on other chores.

Listen to Twitter streams, favorite lists, trending topics, funny hashtags and your customized searches; all beautifully played on top of your choice of music.

The content you care about, played on top of the music you love!

"A much better way to keep up with your Tweets… The ultimate multi-tasking tool." -BBC

As seen on Wired, BBC, Rolling Stones, The Guardian, The Next Web and El Pais.

Features:

★ Listen to your Twitter stream and favorite music from your playlists at the same time.
★ App works in background, so you can use your mobile device for other activities.
★ Automatic language detection for each tweet (supports English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, and more!).
★ Intelligently reads common emoticons and texting-style abbreviations.
★ Most important, TheSocialRadio increases the safety while driving because you can keep your hands on the wheel!
★ Listen to tweets about you in real time!

"I can listen to all tweets in the timeline & keep up to date with current news without staring at my phone & this frees me up to cook, work, do household chores, groom the dog & still laugh at what people are saying on Twitter! Five stars from me!" - Current TSR user

Over 15,000,000 Tweets played to date, which translates to over 10 years in total time!

Download The Social Radio now so you can start listening to your Twitter feed.

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.4.0
✓ Improvements and Bug Fixes

Version 1.3.x/1.2.x
✓ Fix sign in problem.
✓ Improved experience while you are listening to music.
✓ Enhanced integration with music players and services.
✓ Preferred spoken languages selection.
✓ UI improvements.
✓ Improved application lifetime for background usage
✓ Recommended content added to home screen
✓ Language detection, Performance, Network Usage & Battery life improvements
✓ Better announcements frequency.
✓ More compatible music players.


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Comments and ratings for The Social Radio for Twitter
  • (72)

    by Edward Elliott on 03/06/2014

    I put on this app and listen to the news in my feed at work. This app is magical.

  • (72)

    by Anita Johnson on 27/04/2014

    Awesome App! Clear/Accurate 'Tweet' Msgs and you can listen to your favorite songs at the same time. Adjusts for different language Tweet., Msgs and more. No eye strain! I use it at home a lot because I can listen while I work on other tasks..Highly recommend it

  • (72)

    by Lindsay Bkk on 07/04/2014

    I like this app alot Only my first day Good work.

  • (72)

    by Richard Gibson on 31/03/2014

    Only app I found that reads traffic tweets while driving.

  • (72)

    by Nick Sedillos on 15/03/2014

    Voices are a bit lo-fi; would like to see it take advantage of Google's higher quality text-to-speech engine. Functional but clunky looking UI. Demands an email address for setup, then signs you up for a newsletter. Would be nice if it displayed Twitter text on the screen as it reads (if you wanted to re-read something or open a link, for instance).

  • (72)

    by hari om Vashishtha on 11/02/2014

    Sign in is not working, will the lead develop please stand up

  • (72)

    by Amr Elsherbiny on 28/01/2014

    Great app. Wish they add Arabic and allow change is speak engine