July 15th, 2006 by Keith

WiFiTalkie 1.0 – Turn your Palm into a Walkie-Talkie

Posted in Fun Stuff, Miscellaneous, OS, Utilities

WiFiTalkie

Something new for SoftSift, this application is neither for Microsoft Windows, nor Linux or Mac OS X. Instead, WiFiTalkie 1.0 is meant for your Palmtop, if you own one. Thanks to a post by Ryan, I found a way to exploit my Palmtop further.

Developed by RaNo Software, WiFiTalkie 1.0 turns your Palm into a Walkie-Talkie. By using a broadband network connection (such as WiFi), it allows communication to flow between two or more Palm devices. Also, it uses VoIP (Voice over IP) technology to broadcast audio data.


Requirements:

  • - Requires two or more Palm OS 5 devices with a broadband network connection.
  • - Devices must be connected to the same network

It is not hard to think of any possible applications for your Palm, acting as a Walkie-Talkie. For instance, it can be used as:

  • * as a corporate intercom
  • * as a home intercom
  • * to coordinate events or meetings
  • * to monitor buildings, facilities, and grounds
  • * to coordinate workers or crew
  • * to manage a warehouse, a store, or a production line
  • * to collect orders (e.g. in restaurants, pubs, bars)
  • * to communicate between two moving vehicles
  • * in various outdoor activities
  • * as a baby monitor
  • * as a children’s toy

The software application supports full duplex mode, which allows you and your opposition parties to broadcast and receive voice simultaneously. Of course, it goes without saying, that the maximum number of devices permitted is limited by the device and the network speed. Some additional functions within the WiFiTalkie are “push-to-talk switch“, “noise if no transmission“, “beep after each transmission“, which make it resemble very much like a real walkie-talkie.

A trial version is available for download and it is recommended that you try it first before purchasing for the full version at $14.95. Note that, each full version license is only valid for one user, but unlimited for any number of devices that the owner can have.

Trial version Download

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