Loudtalks Lite 1.0!

By Alexey Gavrilov on February 1, 2011

After more than 3 years in beta we are announcing 1.0 release of Loudtalks Lite. We have been hard at work on this release for several months and along with bugfixes it brings in important architecture changes. People who use Loudtalks Lite on their mobile devices will benefit the most from the new features of 1.0.

Version 1.0 is not compatible with 0.9.* releases!

That means if you are using 1.0 and your contacts 0.9 there will be issues seeing each other online status and communicating. If you notice such issues please tell your contacts to upgrade to the latest Loudtalks Lite.

Release notes

– Improved network and power efficiency — the application now uses less bandwidth and power especially in stand by mode
– Disabled audio mixer code in Windows Mobile release to address lock up issues on various devices
– Compatibility with upcoming BlackBerry and Android Loudtalks Lite releases

Download Loudtalks Lite 1.0 for Windows
Download Loudtalks Lite 1.0 for Windows Mobile

Please report any issues with 1.0 in comments or by sending us a message via application’s “Report a problem…” function.

Loudtalks on Windows CE

By Alexey Gavrilov on November 22, 2010

Starting with version 0.9.0.79 available today we support Wndows CE 5.0 and 6.0 in all our products including Loudtalks Lite, Loudtalks Mesh, Loudtalks Cloud and Loudtalks SDK.

Here are some screenshots:






Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.79

By Alexey Gavrilov on November 22, 2010

Release notes

All platforms

– Fixed: Fragments of audio from previous message would sometimes re-play when receiving the new one

Windows Mobile

– Support Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0
– Improved GUI (use full screen dialogs instead of popups)
– Fixed: Some keys fail to operate until phone reboot after assigning PTT hotkey in Settings

Loudtalks for BlackBerry status update

By Alexey Gavrilov on October 22, 2010

Update: It’s released! Download Loudtalks Lite for BlackBerry.

This is a quick update on the status of BlackBerry port of Loudtalks app. The initial plan was to release it in August however for various reasons it has been delayed and still not ready. However we didn’t abandon it and still motivated to release it as soon as possible.

Here is what to expect:

  1. The application will run on all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.5 and later (the oldest one supported is probably Curve 8100)
  2. The first version out will be Loudtalks Lite with Loudtalks Cloud client coming out later
  3. Initial release will not be inter-operable with current Loudtalks for Widows and Windows Mobile but we will provide interoperability in 1.0 release for all platforms coming next
  4. While working on the port we also seriously redesigned Loudtalks internal architecture to improve battery life and reduce data use

Current development version screenshots:

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.77

By Alexey Gavrilov on October 4, 2010

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.77 is released last Friday and will be available through automatic update today.

Release notes:

All platforms

  1. [new] Intelligent jitter buffer to improve sound quality over slow/unreliable network
  2. [new] Message indication synchronized with message playback
  3. [new] Added adaptive jitter-buffer to improve sound quality
  4. [new] Show milliseconds in history messages duration
  5. [fix] Sometimes channels search returns 0 results

Windows Mobile

  1. [new] Extended audio settings — audio device selection, option to turn off audio device power management

Known issues

  1. Some screen readers don’t read correctly Contacts and History items

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.73

By Alexey Gavrilov on August 10, 2010

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.73, which introduces major quality and stability improvements, is available now.

Release notes:

All platforms

  1. [new] Re-written audio capture and playback code for better performance and power-efficiency
  2. [new] Added pre-buffering to avoid artefacts at message start
  3. [new] Added adaptive jitter-buffer to improve sound quality
  4. [fix] Fixed several issues with message playback indication (“green wave”)
  5. [fix] Multiple fixes in history player code

Windows

  1. [new] Added support for Microphone Boost slider in Loudtalks Audio settings on Vista/Win7
  2. [fix] Fixed icon resource leak

Known issues

  1. Sometimes channels search returns 0 results. The workaround is to close channel search dialog and re-open it.
  2. Some screen readers don’t read correctly Contacts and History items

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.70

By Alexey Gavrilov on July 2, 2010

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.70 is available for download today for PC and Windows phones.

Release notes:

All platforms

  1. [fix] Sometimes received non-empty messages didn’t play and appeared having 0:00 length in the history
  2. [new] Improved public channels reliability
  3. [new] Option to view the list of users currently connected to the public channel

Windows

  1. [fix] Prevent application from “stealing” focus while reconnecting

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.69

By Alexey Gavrilov on May 5, 2010

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.69 is a stable release, which will be distributed using automatic updates function.

Release notes:

All platforms

  1. [fix] Improved channel search usability and stability
  2. [fix] History: don’t lose the tail of a message during playback
  3. [fix] History: skip 0:00 messages instantly during playback
  4. [fix] PTT button gets disabled when number of online channel users exceeds 10

Windows Mobile

  1. [new] Public channels support
  2. [new] Better algorithm for hotkeys assignment — if you were not able to assign your PTT to a hardware button on your phone, try it again with this version

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.67

By Alexey Gavrilov on April 15, 2010

Loudtalks Lite just got a major update. 0.9.0.67 is an early release featuring public talk channels and only available for desktop platform for now. The next post will discuss public channels feature in details. Here is the complete list of changes in the new version:

All platforms

  1. [new] Italian translation, contributed by Giacomo Girotto
  2. [new] Chinese translation, contributed by 施宗杰 (JieJie)
  3. [update] Updated Swedish, Romanian and Czech translations (kudos to Leif Larsson, Alexandru Bogdan Munteanu, and Ondřej Verzich)
  4. [fix] Handling of concurrent incoming messages
  5. [fix] Fixed playback of new message / new conversation notifications

Windows

  1. [new] Public talk channels
  2. [new] Added View > History… menu command to show the messages history for all contacts
  3. [fix] Random crash in VOX mode

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

Loudtalks Lite 0.9.0.64

By Alexey Gavrilov on January 14, 2010

Release notes:

Windows

– Added animated status while connecting a call (only applicable if you use Clear to send)

– Improved sound capture

– Updated Romanian and Swedish translations

Windows Mobile

– Added animated status while connecting a call

– Fixed audio recording problems on some devices (particularly Samsung SGH-i627, Samsung SCH-i770, Intermec CN50)

– Correctly handle screen orientation changes

– Updated Romanian and Swedish translations

The update will be delivered through automatic updates today or you can download it manually now:

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Download Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

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