Walkie Talkie App with Push to Talk (PTT) and Chat ability

Walkie-Talkie is an easy to use offline Voice and Instant Message Chat app for iOS supporting up to 8 users


It connects to all Apple devices running the same App in the immediate vicinity without being connected to a network. No Cellular network is required.

The App will re-use any existing Wifi connection to connect to peers on the same network, but will also connect devices which are not connected to any Wifi Network as well.

The App can be used like a Walkie Talkie using Push to Talk (PTT) functionality to send voice messages between each other or additionally be used to send textual messages.

Connect with others:

  • chat to your mates offline in the classroom or on the bus
  • in crowds such as at festivals where networks are slow due to many users
  • in the event of a natural disaster/extreme weather causing buildings to collapse resulting in no network coverage
  • if you lose sight of friends in remote locations such as when hiking or skiing
  • technician communication when working in isolated and confined spaces where there is no cellular coverage
Main screen showing the number of Walkie Talkie peers where you can exchange voice messages
Main screen showing the number of Walkie Talkie peers where you can exchange voice messages

When connected with others running the same App, you can share voice messages by tapping and holding down the microphone and recording.   When you release the microphone your voice message is sent to all connected peers.

Sending a voice message to all Walkie Talkie peers
Sending a voice message to all Walkie Talkie peers

In addition to voice messages, you can use the chat function to exchange messages with others.

No Wifi? No problem! The multipeer connectivity features in iOS allows peer to peer connections to establish over nearby devices using Bluetooth or ad-hoc Wifi. Range varies 10-20m depending on obstructions.

If you enable Airplane Mode on your device by default all radios will be disabled.  In order to continue to use the App whilst Airplane Mode is enabled you can selectively re-enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (airline permitting).

There are 7 available channels to choose from within settings. When the App starts, it will automatically connect to users on the same channel.  Share a channel with your mates.

Walkie Talkie settings page showing the various different channels which can be selected
Walkie Talkie settings page showing the various different channels which can be selected

You can also choose a nickname to use whilst in the App.  The first time the App starts, if you’ve not configured a nickname it will use your iOS device name.  The nickname is used to identify peers sending chat messages.

Walkie Talkie settings page where you can change your Nickname and Channel
Walkie Talkie settings page where you can change your Nickname and Channel

All iOS devices supporting iOS 11 can be used with the App.

In terms of usage scenario’s for the App, well, we leave that up to you!

 

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