Blacklist director Måns Swanberg (aka Pistachios) launched his newest creation, HeyHeyButton.
HeyHeyButton allows users to create sound effect buttons that can be sent, shared or embedded in blogs. The user-friendly buttons can also be dropped onto sites like Tumblr, Blogger or WordPress and even linked on Facebook and Twitter.
“HeyHeyButton is basically an audio emoticon” said Swanberg. “You use it to express your feelings. Sound on websites is a touchy subject because it can be incredibly annoying. The charm about HeyHey Button is that you bring it on yourself by clicking it. It has the potential to be pervasive, ubiquitous and fiercely hated. All the makings of a pop culture icon.”
The sound library currently houses anywhere between three to four hundred sounds, and new button designs are released almost every day. Features in the near future will include allowing users to create and share a personal library and even upload and record their own sounds.
“I wanted to send my girlfriend a sound clip one day – I thought there were tons of sites that would let you do that. You know, pick a sound, pick a button, send it - so easy!” noted Swanberg. “Turns out, I couldn't find a single one. I told my friend about it and we decided that we had to create it.”
Swanberg also made a how-to film, starring an animated spokescreature named Dmitri. In the film Dmitri takes potential users through all the steps necessary to use the site.