Loudtalks (beta) is a free cross-platform push-to-talk (PTT) app for Android that turns your device into a walkie-talkie and allows you to talk with others in private or over public channels. Multi-platform support, real-time streaming with high quality voice, contacts availability and text status, multiple public channels for up to 100 users and in-app facility to map a hardware push-to-talk button are some of the highlighting aspects of Loudtalks. In addition, you can create multiple accounts, manage contacts, create a new conversation channel with personalized PTT privileges and set your Loudtalks status, status message, audio alerts, theme color and manage contacts as you like. All you need is a valid Loudtalks account to start indulging in conversations with online users all over the world.
When launched, Loudtalks asks you to login with your account or signup for a new account (if you don’t have one already). Once you log in, you can start adding contacts and channels to your account and find online people all over the world to share your thoughts with. Just select a contact or channel of your choice and start communicating with them by pushing the Hold and Speak button. The app keeps running in the background unless you turn the service off. This allows listening to incoming conversations even if device is locked.
The app can be configured by tapping Menu>Options. This is where users can mange their accounts and channels, set sound alerts, modify looks of the app and configure other miscellaneous settings. The Appearance menu can be used to select between two themes namely Black and White. Screen orientation can be locked/unlocked from the same menu.
There are separate sound alerts that let you know when a message is ready to be sent and when there’s an incoming message. Also, the app notifies you when an error occurs and displays visual alerts when there’s an incoming message in the background.
You can grab your copy of Loudtalks (Beta) from the Market link provided below and experience new and exciting ways of free wireless communication.
Update: The interface of app has been totally revamped, and is now available in the Google Play Store as Zello Walkie Talkie. Among changes incorporated within the updated app, users get the following:
- Adding and inviting contacts from the contact list
- Option to automatically resume voice messages after a notification has been received
- Option to replay last played message
- Numerous performance improvements