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Rallee – the clever Facebook walkie-talkie [Freeware]


Social networks are fun, and for some people they’re even an essential lifeline. Facebook for example keeps friends and family in touch even though they may be continents apart, which is a very cool thing. But one part which is strange is that these interactions remain for the most part confined to text chats and photo and file exchanges on a computer, which is somewhat limiting. Most Facebookers will log onto Skype or use a phone when they want to have a real heart to heart talk. Now there’s an interesting new app which hopes to overcome these limitations in a rather clever way.

Rallee is a free Facebook walkie-talkie app. It works with Android phones and once installed gives you a simple interface for having voice chats with your Facebook friends. To talk, you simply click on the profile picture of the person you want to call, and if they’re online the call starts. You can either use the big red friendly ‘press to chat‘ button in walkie-talkie mode, or click on the mic icon to conduct a conventional two-way conversation as with Skype or a phone.


There are other cool features included in the app as well, including a feature which lets you have a group chat with a bunch of friends, or find someone near to you who shares the same interests and talk with them. The whole idea of moving group and channel interaction into the voice mode is clever, and could certainly interest those users who find the text chat function too limiting.

The app uses data for the calls, and the developers say that the data usage is not high, which makes it a great way to converse with people far away. If you’re on WiFi and not mobile internet, the data will be free of course. You can download the app directly from here.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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