My dad just pointed me to an app called Hey Tell that turns your iPhone or Android into a Walkie-Talkie. Totally going to give this a try.
Love it, Nice Walkie Talkie alternative.
At first Hey Tell seems a bit superfluous, but then you come to realize that it can be a great alternative to phone calls.
It strips down all the niceties of a typical phone conversation, i.e. “Hello”, “How are you?”, “Good, and you?” etc. to just the core content of the message. It also keeps your messages brief by forcing you to hold down the button to record (think Twitters 160 characters limit), so get witty.
I use them as a more personal form of text messages…or just because they’re fun to send!
I’ve been using HeyTell for a few weeks, and I find it perfectly occupies the space between a call, a VM, and a text. It doesn’t require immediate answer like a call, doesn’t require typing like a text (so is slightly easier to do in a car, only while stopped of course!) and can carry all the subtleties of inflection.
I’m digging it.
Been using HeyTell for a few months, and LOVE it!
Not only does it offer a great alternative to texting (especially when driving), but it’s fun. Who doesn’t like to use a walkie talkie?!
It’s free. Get it. You’ll be happy you did.
Link took me to an all Flash site. Which is a big empty plugin unless I unblock Flash for the site.
Which I chose not to do.
When will they learn?
A friend recommended it just last night. Am a little skeptical but after this post I might just give it a try.
Plus it works on android too.
Iphone and android in app harmony.
I am loving this app! Easier than phone calls or messages, for short things! And you can have some fun with it too!
I’ve been using Hey Tell for a few weeks. I live in France and my sister lives in Australia. It’s great if something pops into my head that I quickly want to share with her without making a long phone call, but it’s better than just leaving a text. Love this app!
By the way, this is my first comment on your blog, but I’ve been reading for a while now. Love your posts.
it is much better Tikl, try it….
The feature of Hey Tell is cool, but I have to say that the interface a bit confusing and visually not very attractive.
Also, the “push-to-talk” gesture makes it necessary to hold your thumb on the screen in an awkward position while speaking, and there’s no way to cancel the current recording process except releasing your thumb and send the message out.
There’s a new voice messaging app called “Jumvo” that takes another approach for the recording gesture while I find it more natural: hold up your phone to start recording, put it down to send. The interface is easier to understand too.
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