Overhauled app accelerates push-to-talk with a dynamic and visual user centric experience
SAN FRANCISCO – March 31, 2014 - Voxer, a pioneer in push-to-talk (PTT) and multimedia messaging, today announced Voxer 3.0. A completely redesigned app, Voxer 3.0 for iOS now delivers faster access to new messages, extended battery life and a redesigned, intuitive UI to deliver a seamless and content rich push-to-talk experience.
In today’s ever-connected world, communication needs to be simple, seamless and instantaneous. Voxer 3.0 introduces users to a dynamic and efficient communication experience centered on speed and functionality. New features of the iOS7 app include:
Speed: Voxer 3.0 leverages improvements in the networking layer (iSPDY) to dramatically lower latency and message delivery time. In addition, notifications are now pre-loaded on devices — reducing message access times once the app is launched.
More intuitive interface: With a flat design that is consistent with the iOS platform, Voxer 3.0 leverages native icons wherever possible to deliver an intuitive experience. Chat bubbles and controls emphasize app content, allowing users to focus on the information that is most important to them, while retaining familiar Voxer features and components. The push-to-talk button is 26% larger for easier access.
Improved battery life: By updating the way the audio engine is used by the app, Voxer is able to better preserve battery life, especially when using Walkie-talkie mode. Walkie- talkie mode streams audio live, as it is received, so the user can listen to messages immediately, even when the screen is locked or the user is not in Voxer.
Read receipts: Users now have access to heard/read receipts and location information. When group messaging, the data will appear on a per user basis.
Unlimited data storage: Voxer Pro users can now store an unlimited number of their audio, text or voice messages.
“At Voxer, we are centered on delivering a fast, intuitive way of communicating. We constantly strive to reduce latency and lower the time it takes for people to respond to each other,” said Irv Remedios, head of product at Voxer. “The upgrades in Voxer 3.0 take that experience to an entirely new level by creating a cutting-edge user interface, and going full throttle in terms of speed. With this release, Voxer users are transported from simple push-to-talk to instantaneous communication.”
Voxer 3.0 for iOS7 is currently available and features will be available to Voxer Business users soon.
Voxer was founded in 2007 with the vision to make worldwide communication easy and more efficient. The privately held San Francisco-based company launched its first consumer walkie-talkie and text-messaging application Voxer in 2011. Voxer now offers a high-performance push-to-talk service for enterprises, Voxer Business. The company has raised $30 million in funding from Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel, CrunchFund and other investors. To learn more, please visit www.voxer.com.