authorquot.es

Find, share & send quotes of authors saying interesting things at @edbookfest

Image courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival

"The share by phone button actually works. So you can key in a number you want to send it to. It phones you, you record a message and it phones them to play a message. You can do that for your Granny for her birthday or something like that."

Data used: Edinburgh International Book Festival

Made by: Andrew Coulton

Using the audio archive from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, authorquot.es allows users to take snippets from author talks and share it with friends and family. Andrew Coulton began by creating a bespoke user-friendly in-browser audio snipper. He then used Twilio to create a tool that allowed people to share quotes not only online, but also using the telephone – making the service as accessible as possible.

Andrew presents after not a lot of sleep:

authorquotes – Culture Hack Scotland 2013 from Sync on Vimeo.

Watch all the videos.

About Andrew Coulton

Andrew Coulton is the founder of Ingenerator, a new web application and software development business specialising in working with cultural organisations.

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