Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Free walkie-talkie app tops App Store charts ahead of Hurricane Irma

Free walkie-talkie app tops App Store charts ahead of Hurricane Irma:

With the Category 5 Hurricane Irma, now one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, on its way toward the Caribbean and possibly the southeastern tip of the US, a little-known walkie-talkie app has shot to the top of Apple’s App Store. The free app, called Zello Walkie Talkie, lets your phone communicate as a two-way radio so long as you have a network or Wi-Fi connection. What makes it useful is that it allows immediate voice communication to others in a shared channel, as opposed to having to place a phone call and hope someone on the other end picks up. The ad-free service can also be used to send texts and photos.

Zello first began rising in the top free chart as Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall in Texas as a...

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