Why Loudtalks is faster

By Alexey Gavrilov on November 27, 2007

We often mention that Loudtalks is faster than alternatives. What exactly do we mean? One meaning is that it’s lightweight, uses very little system resources and will work fine on older PCs too.

More importantly, it allows to communicate faster by skipping through the clutter and giving the ability to speak the very same moment you decided to say something.

Consider you want to ask co-worker a quick question. Here is how the timeline would look if you use Loudtalks, phone call (i.e. Skype), and an instant messenger (i.e. ICQ):

Speed comparison

Loudtalks wins this case because it offers “always on” voice channel, without overhead associated with a phone call ritual.

“DeepWell” project

By Alexey Gavrilov on November 1, 2007

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(update 11/6/2007: Based on feedback from users, we replaced “DeepWell” build with a normal echo, which repeats back whatever you say to it. DeepWell moves over to “voices” username)

Today we launched the first bot in Loudtalks network. It’s name is “echovoices” and it’s added to all new users’ contacts automatically. You can add or remove it manually too.

The first purpose of this bot is to help users testing Loudtalks themselves before inviting friends. It does that in somewhat unusual way. The best way to experience “DeepWell” project is to login to Loudtalks, add “voices” to your contacts and tell something to it.

If you just want a spoiler here is what it does.

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Facebook group

By Alexey Gavrilov on September 28, 2007

I created the Loudtalks group at Facebook. If you are using both Loudtalks and Facebook please join.

I’m not sure how useful this would be but it won’t harm so why not give it a try.

Loudtalks launched at TechCrunch40 today

By Alexey Gavrilov on September 18, 2007

See TechCrunch coverage here.

Unfortunately the demo was screwed by a technical issue. Loudtalks software worked fine, however the audio on the stage didn’t work at all (A/V guy said that the audio cable was broken unplugged by people stepping on it).

Alexander Vinogradov and Jason Calacanis demoing Loudtalks at TechCrunch40

Alexander Vinogradov and Jason Calacanis saving the demo (photo from TechCrunch) 

Thanks for your support and I hope you’ll enjoy the product. If you have suggestions or issues to report please drop us an email at support@loudtalks.com

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