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Well, maybe not forever. But Wednesday's announcement that popular iPhone photo app Hipstamatic can now post their snapshots directly to Instagram's photo sharing network is pretty huge. This marks the first time the Instagram API has allowed a third-party app to add content to its growing social network, clocked at 27 million registered users earlier this month. For developers who couldn't wait for Instagram to publish its API (resourceful hackers reverse-engineered the system back in December, 2010), this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
AudioBoo brings the familiar tape-recorder type interface to the web with all the fixings. Take your audio recording, add a picture, a location, put it in a social context, throw in popularity ratings and you have AudioBoo. The simplicity and social aspects of this service make a great platform for podcasters while providing another avenue of media discovery for users. But it's new and still changing. If you're feeling like an adventurous explorer, ready for twists, turns and surprises, jump on in to the AudioBoo API.