Walkie Talkie Push to Talk

IconWalkie Talkie Push to Talk is a mobile application that allows walkie talkie style voice communications. Simply hold down the “Record & Send” button and speak.

Messages can be sent to a group of people. Received messages are automatically played. If program is running, incoming messages arrive as soon as 15 seconds. If program is not visible, it polls in the background every 1 minute (to save battery).

History log allows replay of messages and reply via a simple “Record & Reply” button. Replies are sent to all recipients.

Best of all, there are no monthly fees and it does NOT use SMS or your talk time minutes! It uses an email account as a message router and as a temporary message store (auto deletes messages once retrieved).

Features

  • No monthly fees
  • No SMS fees
  • No use of talk time minutes
  • Broadcast voice messages to a group
  • Response sent to all recipients
  • History allows replay and out of order response.

Availability

Currently available on Android devices via the Android Market.  Support for other devices like the iPhone is in progress.

Setup

You can use any mail server. The mail server is used to route messages and act as a temporary queue. Once messages are played, tbey will be automatically placed into the Trash folder.

Look in the forums for tips on setup with different email providers.

If you are using a gmail account, you must enable IMAP client support in the gmail settings (see Gmail section below).

Gmail Mail Server Setup

To enable IMAP in Gmail:

Sign in to Gmail.
Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
Select Enable IMAP.
Configure your IMAP client and click Save Changes.

Screenshots

Send Tab

History Tab