Android App Client User Guide by Voices.com

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					The Official Guide For The Voices.com Android App




                                       David Ciccarelli
                               Chief Executive Officer and
                               Co-Founder of Voices.com
USING THIS GUIDE
This guide will help you to...
✓ Learn how to download the app
✓ Login or sign up free if you’re a new member
✓ Navigate around the Android app


Discover amazing features such as...
✓ Searching for voice talent
✓ Requesting a quote from a voice talent you’re
interested in working with
✓ Posting a job that’s open to the entire
marketplace who will quote on your project
✓ Making payment in a safe, secure way


Ready? Let’s jump in!




                                       Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                       North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                       International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                       Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                       Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               1
DOWNLOADING THE APP
How Do I Download and Install The App?
It's a simple process to download both free apps and paid apps to your Android.
Follow the instructions below for easy downloading.

 1. First you will need to create an account on Google Play before you can
    download any apps. Follow the link below to take you to the sign up page.

 2. When you sign up, you will need a credit card or payment information, even if
    you only download this free app, Google Play will still require this information.
    After you are done with this process, you should have a username (email
    address) and a password. You will need these to download the apps.

 3. You can just search “Voices.com” in Google Play and the app listing will come
    right up.

 4. Select the Voices.com app and hit the "Install" button (it's a free app).

 5. Once your Android has started downloading the app, a status bar will show up
    to indicate how long it will take to download (approximately 1 minute.) Once it
    is complete, you can access the new app on your Android in the My Android
    Apps section of Google Play.




                                        Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                        North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                        International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                        Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                        Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               2
SIGNING UP
New Voices.com Members
You can sign up for a free Voices.com account to
get access to all the cool new features of the
Voices.com Android App. The first step is to
select your account type.

Are you a talent or client? A client is a person
who is looking to hire a voice talent for a project
such as a commercial, narrate a video, provide a
voice for a character in a game or record a
voicemail message. A talent is a person who is
looking for voice-over work, wants to record a
sample of their voice on their Android and
promote themselves to prospective employers.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be immediately
logged in and can start using the app right away.
You can start by filling out your Bio information
with a brief “about us” for your company. Simply
tap the pencil icon from the global menu options
in the blue header. You’ll also find your account
options in this area.

To navigate around Voices.com and manage
your job postings slide your finger to the right of
screen to bring up more menu options.




                                          Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                          North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                          International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                          Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                          Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               3
LOGGING IN
Existing Voices.com Members
Already a Voices.com member? Awesome! All
you need to do is login with your existing
username and password and you’ll have instant
access to your Voices.com account on your
Android.


Getting a New Password
If you forgot your password, that’s OK. Simply
click the “Did you forget your password?” link on
the Voices.com App login screen and you’ll see
the option to have your password reset. Just
enter your email address and we’ll send you a
new password.




                                        Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                        North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                        International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                        Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                        Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               4
CHECKING OUT THE TOP 100
Listening to Voice Talent
There are a few Top 100 lists on our Android
App. Tap the Favorites menu to see all
available lists.

The Favorites list is determined by the number
of times clients have shortlisted a talent by
clicking on the "Save to Favorites" feature. The
talent who are saved the most often to client
favorites appear on this list.

The Most Listens list shows you the top 100
talent whose profile demos have been listened
to the most.

The New Talent list features new members of
Voices.com and those who have most recently
renewed their memberships.

The Recently Hired list showcases the most
recent 100 talent who have completed a job
through Voices.com. The list is updated every
five minutes.




                                        Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                        North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                        International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                        Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                        Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               4
SEARCHING FOR VOICE TALENT

Searching by Keyword

Searching for voice talent on your Android is fun
and easy. To get started, tap the Search button
in the navigation bar. At the top of the Search
screen, you’ll see a search bar where you can
search our marketplace of 75,000 voice-over
talent from around the world. Search by
keyword, language, gender and more.


Browsing by Category
Alternatively, if you know the category of audio
samples you’d like to listen to, just tap the
category icon.




                                         Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                         North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                         International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                         Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                         Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               6
VIEWING PROFILES

Learning More About a Talent
If you hear a voice talent you might like to work
with, tap through the search result to see their
complete profile. Each profile is made up of
three parts; Bio, Demos, Feedback.

The bio lists all the talent’s biographical
information such as their work experience,
credits, skills and recording studio set-up.

The demos tab showcases audio samples of the
voice talent. Each demo includes a title,
description and options to share by email,
Facebook or Twitter.

The feedback tab reveals ratings and reviews
that the voice talent has received from work they
completed through Voices.com.

To move ahead, simply tap the “Request Quote”
banner at the top of the profile.




                                         Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                         North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                         International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                         Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                         Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               7
POSTING A JOB
Getting Started With Job Postings

A Job is a project that requires a voice over
recording. Usually dozens of voice talent will
apply for these job postings. Posting a job will
allow you to receive MP3 voice-over demos and
price quotes from a variety of voice-over
professionals. It is quick and easy to do. Our job
posting service is free and yields fantastic
results.


Managing Your Jobs
To post a job, tap the New Job icon which will
bring you to the job posting form. Please
complete all of the fields. For quoting purposes,
our voice talent members request that you
provide as much information as possible
regarding your company, the nature of your
project, the length of the script and what your
company has budgeted for voice-over work.
Vocal direction and a sample script are also
very helpful. If you do not require a sample read
of your script, please note that in the details
section of the job posting.




                                         Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                         North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                         International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                         Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                         Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               8
EDITING A JOB
Changing The Job Information
You have the ability to edit your job posting right
from within the Voices.com App. Tap the Jobs
link, locate the job you want to edit and tap the
job. On the Job Details screen, simply touch the
Edit icon which will flip you into edit mode. Make
your changes, and then click Save.




                                          Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                          North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                          International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                          Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                          Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               9
REVIEWING RESPONSES
Listening To Auditions

On the Job Responses screen, you’ll see a list
of voice talent including their overall feedback
rating, their quote for your project as well as a
large audio player. Tap the play button to listen
to a sample recording of your script, commonly
referred to as an audition. You can see even
more details by tapping through to the next
screen called the Response Details.

Viewing Response Details
Below each response is a “More” link that you
can tap to view the voice talent’s proposal. The
Response Details displays a proposal written by
the voice talent and some actions that you can
take such as “Liking” the talent by touching the
thumbs-up icon or deleting the response. We’re
confident you’ll be impressed with the quality
and variety of professionals who reply.




                                         Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                         North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                         International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                         Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                         Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               10
HIRING A VOICE TALENT
Awarding Your Job
Once you’ve listened to all your auditions and
narrowed it down to your favorite talent, you’re
ready to award your job. You’ve found the best
candidate based upon performance, audio
quality and price so you’re ready to move
ahead.

On the Job Response Details screen, you’ll see
a button labeled “Award Job.” Tap “Award Job”
and you’ll see options for placing your order by
credit card.

For tight deadlines (you need the recording
done the same day), it’s recommended that you
call our customer service hot-line, toll-free within
North America. Friendly customer service
representatives are available to take your call,
complete the hiring and accept payment by
credit card over the phone. A receipt for your
payment will be sent to your email address and
the project will proceed immediately.




                                          Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                          North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                          International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                          Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                          Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               11
MAKING PAYMENT
Sending a Payment To Your Voice Talent
On the Payments screen, you’ll see a list of your
payments with information such as the job the
payment was for, the date you made the
payment and the amount.

To see more information related to a payment,
tap through to view the Payment Details. Once
you’ve received the completed audio files and
you are satisfied with the work, tap “Release
Payment” which will notify Voices.com to
release the funds from escrow and issue the
payment to the voice talent.




                                        Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                        North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                        International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                        Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                        Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               12
COMMUNICATING WITH TALENT
Sending Messages
Access all your previous messages and
communicate with voice talent right from your
Android. The list of messages in your Inbox is
organized by most recent on top and you’ll even
see which messages are new as indicated by
the blue dot. If you’ve read a message, there
will be no blue dot. You may also view your
previously sent messages and deleted
messages.

Reading The Whole Message
Simply tap the subject line to see the full
message. On the message details screen you
can read the entire message, reply to the
sender or mark the message as unread and go
back to it later.

That’s it! You’re done.




                                      Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                      North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                      International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                      Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                      Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               13
ABOUT VOICES.COM
Voices.com was established in 2004 and is now the technology and industry leading
website that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television
                       TV COMMERCIALS
stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.com
marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our
                       EXAMPLES
innovative SurePay™ escrow service and our Web application.

The winner of several awards, including the 1to1 Impact Award, Customer Relationship
Management Elite Award, and the DigiFest New Voices Award, Voices.com has raised its
profile significantly this year ranking on the PROFIT Hot 50 recognizing 534% growth
over the past two years. In 2012 Voices.com won “Business of the Year” from the Chamber
of Commerce.

Clients include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Bell
Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, American
Airlines, the US Army, the US Government and thousands more.




                                            Service & Support               Global Headquarters
                                            North America 1-888-359-3472    150 Dufferin Ave.
                                            International +1-519-858-5660   Suite 800
                                            Email support@voices.com        London ON
                                            Web http://www.voices.com       N6A 5N6               15

				
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Description: This guide will help you to... ✓ Learn how to download the app ✓ Login or sign up free if you’re a new member ✓ Navigate around the Android app Discover amazing features such as... ✓ Searching for voice talent ✓ Requesting a quote from a voice talent you’re interested in working with ✓ Posting a job that’s open to the entire marketplace who will quote on your project ✓ Making payment in a safe, secure way