OnAir Labs has re-invented chat rooms with Talkbits, an Android app which allows users to have voice conversations with people nearby or anywhere in the world. The idea is quite easy and reminds ham radio. There's a stream you can hear other people talking (bottom). You will be able to take part in the conversation by pressing the mic button and leave your message.
What makes Talkbits such interesting is it's a cross-platform push-to-talk instant walkie-talkie messenger, which means that you will be able to chat with your friends, no matter if they own an iPhone and receive their messages with a push notification. In addition, you can open private or group chats, add your Facebook friends via Facebook connect and check conversation history. You can even send voice messages to geotagged channels in order to find nearby people you should know.
The app is set in a dark minimalistic layout, pretty easy to get the hang of it. Message delivery seems to work quite good over 3G and WiFi. Only two catches: group chats are kind of chaotic and it needs a larger users base.
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by Manu , Appszoom
Mar 18, 2013
TALKBITS IS A FREE SOCIAL WALKIE-TALKIE, A LOCATION BASED VOICE SERVICE (PTT)
Talkbits is a real-time social voice stream with people nearby, anywhere in the world!
With talkbits you can share public voice messages, listen to what others say, ask them about interesting events, exchange personal voice messages in a walkie-talkie style or discuss something exciting in group chats.
★ Venture Beat: «Need help? Walkie-talkie app lets you broadcast a message to nearby users» http://bit.ly/V19Eyf
★ The Wall Street Journal: «This works better than a text-based service»http://on.wsj.com/UoS0qO
Learn firsthand news, ask locals about new places or drivers about current traffic jams, share your own advice, appoint meetings, talk over burning questions collectively, make new acquaintances or just chat… It’s up to you.
Turn your phone into a social walkie-talkie!
★ Live public audio streams and voice messages
★ Cross Platform Push-to-talk (PTT) instant walkie-talkie messenger
★ Sending public voice records to geotagged channels
★ Private chats
★ Group chats
★ Conversation history
★ Facebook contacts Integration
★ Works over EDGE/3G/4G or Wi-Fi
★ Absolutely FREE and NO Advertising
★ Follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/talkbitsapp
★ Like us on Facebook @ fb.com/talkbits
★ Check out https://support.talkbits.com/