A mix of Twitter, Socialcam, and voicemail, the Sequoia-based company for the voice messaging service, Bubble Motion, has recently raised an additional $5 million, provided by a Japan venture firm, JAFCO, for their voice blogging service and apps. Bubble Motion, according to Adage.com has gained most popularity in India, where social network users are going from “tweeting” to “bubbling.”
Sending a bubble message, using the Bubbly iPhone app, is no different from leaving a voice message on someone’s phone, or posting a mini-podcast without all the special mic setups and editing. Bubble Motion might be useful to celebrities reaching out to their fans through day-to-day voice updates, business owners promoting products and services to potential customers, or just anyone who has something to say.
Other uses for Bubble Motion could indeed be a mini podcasts with updates on a particular topic. You might share an excerpt from a song you’re listening to, or send out a good morning message to the people you connect with.
You can also send links to your voice and text messages via Bubble Motion to your Facebook and Twitter streams. And for the first 30 days of your use of the Bubbly app, you get access to celebrity broadcast updates. The company says fans of Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber may actually soon be able to follow and hear their idols through the service.
How much Bubble Motion may catch on throughout the rest of the world is yet to be seen, but the company seems to have the financial backing to promote their service.