- July 22, 2011
For howler monkeys, as their name suggests, loud vocal communication is an integral part of their social behavior. Howler monkeys are widely considered to be the loudest land animal and according to Guinness Book of World Records, their vocalizations can be heard clearly for 3 miles (4.8 km). Curious what they sound like? You can hear a clip of the howler monkey’s signature low growl here.
Wanna get loud?
We’re launching a beta testing program to pull in feedback from our most vocal fellow primates on our newest APIs. We’re calling it the Howler Project and you can apply to become one of our first Howlers by clicking here. We’ll email you periodically to let you know when we’re releasing new APIs and how to access them before we announce them to the general public. Each API will have a short series of tests/questions we’d like you to answer, though you’re welcome to try to break it in any way you’d like. The more feedback we get from you, the better we can make our products. And the better our APIs, the easiest and faster it can be to start building amazing things on top of our data. Everyone wins and you can help us get there!
So what’s in it for you, our furry friends?
Well, in true chimp spirit, if you pick bugs off our backs, you get to enjoy tasty grubs. Help us test just one API and we’ll send you some fun chimpy swag. Become a regular tester and the incentives grow to include free account upgrades on infochimps.com, sweet toys from ThinkGeek, custom Startup: The Hackering cards with your info and more.