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Com-Phone

Create, tell, share and enjoy multimedia digital stories
New in version 1.6.3
- Fixed a playback issue that could cause crashes on Android versions pre-21 (KitKat)

Com-Phone Story Maker helps you create multimedia narratives, combining photos, audio and text in exciting ways to tell digital stories. The app's simple interface helps you create your own photo slideshows to document your life; send to other devices running the application or play back locally; create templates; export as a movie; upload to YouTube; or, save a web version to self-publish.


Each story can include any number of media frames. Each individual frame of the story can include an image or photo, up to three layered audio or music tracks, and text content. Anything in a frame can be edited at any time – for example, you can pause audio recording and then resume later, or load pictures from your media library. All elements of each frame are optional. For example, Com-Phone can also be used as an annotated photo diary, a simple audio recorder, a text and sound tool for discussion about current events, or even a multimedia survey app.


A simple printable user manual is available at: https://digitaleconomytoolkit.org/manuals/com-phone.pdf.



Com-Phone is completely free, with no adverts and no unnecessary permissions. The app is open source as part of the Com-Me toolkit – you can fork any of the Com-Me tools on GitHub: https://github.com/communitymedia.


For more information about the Com-Me project, see: https://digitaleconomytoolkit.org.

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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.6.3 (45) suggested Added on 2020-10-24

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)

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