Once a user or group of users is selected, you're presented with buttons for talking, taking pictures and typing. The talking button can be toggled for conference call and push-to-talk modes. Any picture taken or words typed are instantly conveyed.
The pictures and text can be taken and instantly inserted into the conversation while the talking continues. It all shows in place in a kind of timeline. A controller at the bottom lets you go back and re-listen to or see any part of the conversation as often as you like, even while a conversation is still in progress.
Talko calls are by default recorded (stored in the cloud) but you can delete them.
Better still, conversations can be tagged with topic keywords, and specific parts of conversations can be bookmarked.
Why Talko is Revolutionary
Talko may or may not take off in popularity. If it does, its central concept will be copied, no doubt. That concept is the combination of all forms of communication into a single, searchable timeline.
This approach is vastly superior to having phone calls, chat, picture sharing and text all in separate apps or functions and not connected to each other.
The Talko approach is simply how communication should work.
The separate-app approach is clearly flawed and obsolete. These are time-wasting, ineffective approaches to business communication that used to be necessary, but no longer are.
It's time to kill the phone call, kill the conference call, kill the meeting, kill the phone call.
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