Without our community, Voxer wouldn’t be possible. Our community is what inspires us to continually strive to be better. To show our appreciation, we hosted a Voxer office blood drive this week to donate blood for those in need of blood transfusions.
Working with the Blood Centers of the Pacific, Voxer employees happily took a little stick in the arm to give some blood. Despite the needles, the Voxer team was all smiles.
The bus arrived bright and early and one by one Voxer employees hopped on the bus. The best part of course (as anyone who has given blood knows) was the snacks and juice afterwards to restore our blood sugar. All-in-all, we had a great time and were happy that we were able to give back. We are planning more community outreach days later this year, so be on the lookout for upcoming blog posts.
We would love to hear about issues that matter to you. If you have suggestions or believe in a cause that you think would be a good choice for Voxer to dedicate a day to, please let us know.
And if you and your company are interested in hosting your own blood drive, please contact Blood Center of the Pacific
All hands on deck, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Aye, what better place is there to talk like a Pirate than Voxer? In celebration of this exceptional lingual holiday, we want you to vox us your best vox talking like a pirate! The winner (TBD by the Voxer team) will receive a big pile of Voxer treasure!
To be eligible to win the Voxer swag bag….
1. Find Pirate Walkie in the Voxer app by searching firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Vox us your best pirate impersonation - length and context of the vox is up to you. Please keep it appropriate.
3. Submit your vox Thursday September 19th anytime from 6am - 4pm PST
FYI* The best 5 voxes will be posted on our Voxer blog and a link to the blog will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Your name, profile picture, location, and any other personal information will be kept confidential. Only the audio file will be shared. By submitting a vox to the Voxer email@example.com you are agreeing to these terms. The top 4 runner up pirate Voxers will win Voxer tshirts.
Savvy? If ye have questions about the rules or contest, please firstname.lastname@example.org
As they say, yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.
One of the most distinguishing features of Voxer Business and Voxer Pro from the free Voxer communication app is Live Interrupt Mode. With Live Interrupt Mode, you can stream voxes live from your device without ever opening the Voxer app. Your phone can even be locked and voxes will stream directly out of your phone.
Using a bluetooth or wired headset, Live Interrupt Mode transforms your Voxer push to talk business app into a smart walkie talkie that works completely hands free. In addition, Live Interrupt Mode enables users to reply back to streamed messages with the press of a button on their headset or bluetooth device. To respond back to a vox, simply press the headset button, say your message, and press the talk button a second time to stop recording. The recipient can hear your message streaming live or as a recorded message if they are busy and want to listen to it later. You can have messages streamed to you live through Live Interrupt Mode for up to five chats, and have the capability to reply back to one.
Live Interrupt Mode is a fantastic feature for any kind of job that requires simultaneous use of both hands and the need for communication. Windom Windows in Seattle specialized in cleaning high rise skyscrapers. Their team uses Voxer with Live Interrupt Mode while working on scaffolds suspended over 100 feet above the ground. Drivers from Future Cab, a driving service in New York City, use Live Interrupt Mode to communicate hands free with a dispatcher while driving.
We recently launched a new Android version of Voxer Business, version 1.2.5with expanded bluetooth capability. We introduced a number of newly supported bluetooth devices that allow you to listen to and respond back to messages using Live Interrupt Mode including:
- Plantronics Legend
- Plantronics Voyager Pro
- Motorola Elite
- Jambra Supreme
In addition to expanded headset and bluetooth device compatibility, we also implemented Single Sign-On support for large enterprises that have their own app store and their own employee directory. With Single Sign-On, enterprises can easily authenticate their users with Voxer Business using the same internal employee management system they currently use.
Not only did we create Single Sign-On and expand our headset device support,1.2.5 also enables Voxer Business users to change the theme of their Voxer app and also save voxes directly to a device or computer.
Welcome to communication made efficient! If you have questions about Live Interrupt Mode or any general questions about Voxer Business, please contact our Sales Team, email@example.com You can sign up for Voxer Business here and download Voxer Business 1.2.5 here.
We have big news for Voxer Android users! We released a new version of the Voxer Android app with all sorts of awesome new features for Voxer Pro users. Version 1.2.4 also includes audio improvements for both Pro and free Voxer users.
Get fancy with the 1.2.4 update by customizing the theme of your Voxer app. This brand new Voxer Pro feature enables you to change the color scheme of your Voxer app. You can choose from Voxer Light, Voxer Dark, Nightfall, Blue Sky and Cupcake.
Another new Voxer Pro feature included in the new Android release is the ability to save your Voxes. After receiving numerous requests, we implemented a feature that will allow you to save Voxes to your device. Save your important Voxes to your phone and even send them to your PC. You can choose to save specific chats or your entire chat history.
VoxStar Summer Crocket Moore reached out to us to share how Voxer helped her and the rest of her crew on the set of the upcoming film, TRUST ME I’M A LIFEGUARD.
The film is an outrageous summer comedy due in theatres Summer 2014. The cast and crew shot the film this summer in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. I recently interviewed Summer, who acted in the film to discuss her and the crew’s experience with Voxer on set!
Voxer: How did you hear about Voxer?
Summer: One of my fellow producer friends, Stacia Crawford, introduced me to it while we were filming on location in North Carolina on the upcoming film RIVERGUARD. I was on set one day, watching her talk into her phone, and then I would see someone on the other side of the room do the same thing, and that is when I realized that she was using a walkie-talkie app, on her phone, as well as having a walkie-talkie in her ear, to talk to other members of the crew. That night, when we got back to the hotel, she gave me a quick tutorial, and I realized this app was going to literally change the way I worked, and I was immediately hooked.
Voxer: When was the first time you used Voxer?
Summer: It was shortly after I started using Voxer for networking with friends and my social media connections, when I realized that I could use it for work on my next film set.
On the film, TRUST ME I’M A LIFEGUARD, we had multiple crew members, multiple locations, and a big distance from the production office to location, with only four walkie-talkies for our massive crew. I showed our production team the app, and they instantly downloaded it and used it throughout shooting over the next several days.
Voxer especially came to the rescue when we were wrapping up the beach location. I had a normal walkie talkie on me, but only had a range of about 10 miles, because of the wind that day, it was really only reaching about 2.5-3 miles away. I had to jump in a production van and drive down the beach, several miles away, and with Voxer, I was able to stay in direct contact with the rest of the crew while they were shooting. I was able to still be plugged in, in real time to the entire crew, with no stopping to text or call or check voicemails. It was a lifesaver!
Voxer: Why did you decide to use Voxer over other messaging applications?
Summer: I instantly liked Voxer for several reasons…
- It was easy to use, with no learning curve, and very reliable.
- I like that an image comes up for the other user (profile picture), and I can play back an entire conversation, streaming, in real time.
- Ability to communicate with people all over the world with the push of a button
- I love being able to get info to people with the touch of a button, no stopping walking or driving or anything else. One day on set, I was literally running down the street while Voxing… that never could have happened while texting.
Voxer: Who do you mainly Communicate with on Voxer?
Summer: Well, originally I signed up merely to try it out for location business usage; as a trial for my work on film sets, but now I am using it to communicate with tons of friends, actors, family members, etc. I even have a pal who is now using it in the theatre, so that she can talk to people backstage without having to go over the main headsets. Voxer gives her direct contact and privacy too! I used it this week to contact a friend who was traveling in Spain, and she and I had an entire conversation in real time, with no cell phone data charge or bill! Love it.
Voxer: Would you recommend Voxer for other people in other industries?
Summer: Absolutely! It is a fabulous tool, and I that I think once people try it, they are going to love that fact that it can be in the palm of their hand — functioning on a device they already use. I can see it being a big communication device for people in the healthcare industry . It simplifies communication, and that’s key for people who are working on the go.
Great news today for Voxer Windows Phone 8 users…
We are pleased to announce the release of Voxer 9.24 for WP8! Upgrade to the newest version for increased speed when sending and receiving messages, as well as fixed issues regarding notifications not appearing for new messages.
Other key fixes:
- Fixed search results when searching for new contacts
- Improved functionality when editing contacts in a group chat
- Fixed app crashes
You can download 9.24 here. Please let us know any and all feedback so we know how we can make Voxer even better for the next release.
Voxer is a powerful push-to-talk service that works worldwide on any iOS, Android, or Windows Phone device. You can instantly send voice, text and photos to individuals and groups in real time.