Missouri Business Flash: MU student and team launch interviewing app

3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 3:48:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
By: Shelly Hagan, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Recordly, an interviewing app, will be available for the iPhone and Apple Watch starting Thursday. Recordly was the winner of MU's 2016 RJI student competition, an annual event focused on developing media-related technology products. 

Designed with journalists in mind, Recordly allows a user to record audio and immediately send it off for a transcript once the recording is finished. In order to get a transcript, the user must be connected to wifi or cellular data.

The transcription time can vary based on internet connection, but co-founder John Gillis said the app typically transcribes recordings in less time than the length of the recording. The app will send users a push notification when the transcript is ready.

Recordly will charge $2 per hour of audio transcription. Their price point is significantly cheaper than competitors like Rev, which charges a $1 per minute.

Besides transcription, Recordly allows a user to bookmark and highlight segments of the interview during recording.  

“When you hit highlight while you’re recording, because you heard an interesting quote you want to use later, it will highlight the actual text for you in the final transcript,” Gillis said

Starting Thursday, Recordly will be available only on the iPhone and Apple watch, but Gillis said he is looking to launch a web and Android version in the future.  

“We would like to make Recordly the go-to interviewing tool for journalists and other professions,” Gillis said.

In other business news:

Sprint and T-mobile are closing in on an agreement to merge, according to Reuters. A merger of the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers would bring together more than 130,000 subscribers, just behind Verizon and AT&T. Sprint shares are up about 10 percent in the past five days, according to Yahoo Finance.

Missouri will be providing soybean, corn, and feed grain products to Taiwan in the coming year, according to Missourinet. The Missouri Agriculture Department signed letters of intent with Taiwan representatives. Iowa and Indiana also signed letters of intent with Taiwan for the crops. According to the letters of intent, the Taiwan Feed Industries Association intends to purchase about $1 billion of corn and corn-co products. A significant amount of the corn will be produced in Missouri. 

To learn more about these stories and other, visit Missouri Business Alert's website.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Access to health care can be a matter of life or death. Callaway County's only hospital almost... More >>
35 minutes ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:47:00 PM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The attorneys general for 49 states and the District of Columbia reached a settlement with General Motors... More >>
1 hour ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:57:11 AM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies said a teenager was shot in a home on Bethany Drive on Wednesday. The... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:43:58 AM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Police are investigating a home invasion on Clark Lane after victims said two men broke in and took... More >>
3 hours ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:07:00 AM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - For Harold’s Doughnuts owner Michael Urban, big customer turnout and big sales are Homecoming traditions he looks forward... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:13:00 AM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Homecoming weekend is a big deal in Columbia with thousands flocking in for festivities, including tailgating prior to... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:35:00 AM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
BOONVILLE - Law enforcement took two into custody after a car chase late Wednesday night. The couple was identified... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:09:00 AM CDT October 19, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS - Southwest's first all-female crew took off from Missouri on Wednesday. The flight traveled from St. Louis... More >>
15 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:07:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the... More >>
15 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:06:59 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department responded to a call at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in West Columbia. They are... More >>
17 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:39:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
MEXICO-- As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, a report by the Violence Policy Center shows that Missouri... More >>
17 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:29:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
ASHLAND - Children, parents and politicians attended a Youth Town Hall featuring Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, Wednesday evening at the... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:14:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - After an active threat on MU’s campus, some are disappointed with the MU Alert system and question its... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:51:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The Downtown Leadership Council met Tuesday to decide how to spend fees paid by developers to compensate businesses... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:33:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Arkansas man who made bomb threats to a county courthouse in Missouri so his court hearing... More >>
20 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:31:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
MOBERLY - Police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of more than a dozen crimes, including rape, statutory rape, sodomy,... More >>
21 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:31:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Six years after being one of the first 16 schools to incorporate the Coulter Awards, MU has become... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:14:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – People struggling with alcoholism can find help more easily with a new online navigator tool released by the... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:12:00 PM CDT October 18, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
2pm 74°
3pm 76°
4pm 80°
5pm 77°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

1:00p
Days of Our Lives
2:00p
The Dr. Oz Show
3:00p
Dr. Phil
1:00p
Maury
2:00p
Maury
3:00p
The Robert Irvine Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Superstore
7:30p
The Good Place
8:00p
Will & Grace
8:31p
Great News
9:00p
Chicago Fire
7:00p
Supernatural
8:00p
Arrow
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld