Coined as “a daily personal audio show featuring your friends,” this podcast creating app displays a smiling cup of, you guessed it, cappuccino, set in front of a yellow background on the iOS App Store. Boasting a 4.1-star rating, it allows for you to share audio stories that can be composed of pretty much anything, from major life updates, to all those inside jokes you have with friends or family. Cappuccino is the perfect app to download to get you through these next few months, and may just become your next obsession.
Podcasts have become increasingly popular in recent years, and with the ongoing pandemic, listening to other people go into detail about interests you share can serve as a way to regain that social connection we have lost over the past year. It’s not just the content that podcasts deliver that keeps us coming back. Sometimes, just the personality of the hosts are enough to keep us listening to a podcast time and time again. The experience of listening to a podcast tends to be more intimate and simulates the feeling of being with friends. Cappuccino was designed to do just that, providing the means necessary to create the podcast experience with your friends that you’ve always wanted.
The way it’s designed is by starting off with each member of the group recording an audio message called a “bean.” From there, you can mix it with background music. The next morning, members of the group will receive a notification that their cappuccino has been brewed, meaning that the audio is ready. When you press play, there is a nice intro track that starts, followed by the voice memos.
The app focuses on creating these intimate experiences with your friends and family, so while it may fall into the category of social networking, there aren’t any features that allow for followers or sharing on a different platform. The design is private by nature, made for real friend groups and synthesizes a relaxing mixture of funny and happy messages from each friend in the group you choose to form.
With this privacy in mind, the app takes the opposite approach to typical podcasts. While it can be complicated to record and release a podcast, they’re consistently long, and there’s a primary goal of attracting a large audience of people. Cappuccino makes it easy, efficient and quick to record your own podcast, and most importantly, the entire experience is personal.
With the newest 1.7.1 version, the app has developed a new feature, enabling creators to answer fun prompts to get the creative juices flowing. Users can answer questions such as, “What’s the craziest dream you’ve ever had?” or “What’s the worst food known to man?” Trying to answer these questions with friends can make for hours of entertainment, and can help podcast newbies who may be struggling to get started.
Cappuccino is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.
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