Today we have published a major update to Loudtalks Cloud client software — version 1.2.
Loudtalks Cloud client software version 1.2 has the following key differences from the previous 0.9.* releases:
- Reduced data usage and power consumption when idle. The new version uses 2.5 times less data while running in the background
- Faster status updates especially in the cases when one of the contacts lost network connectivity. With 1.2 detecting a client, which suddenly dropped off the network will take about 30 seconds — four times faster than before
- Improved reliability. We moved large portion of processing from the client to the cloud, which increases software stability and helps to address issues faster
- Compatibility with upcoming BlackBerry and Android releases
Important! The new version is not fully compatible with 0.9 releases (only communication via channels will work between 1.x and 0.9.x clients, direct communication between them is not possible), therefore it’s important to update the client software on all units in your network.
Changes in pricing
If you are using a premium service plan, your subscription plan monthly fee will not change. New customers pricing increases on average 50% starting today. You can check out updated Loudtalks Cloud prices here.
We are still offering a free service plan, which lets you use your private push-to-talk network for up to 10 users.