Zello@Work Announcements

By nayeli on June 13, 2014

New Admin Console feature to view user status

You can now see the status of Zello users at-a-glance from your network console. Learn more about this new feature

Zello Blackberry 10 support

After you upgrade your Blackberry 10 to version 10.2.1, you can get Zello from Blackberry World or Learn more about Zello@Work for Blackberry 10

 

New Coda S Speaker for Android

The Coda S is a wireless speaker/mic that allows you to use Zello on any Android without touching the device. The big middle button works for true PTT! It also comes with a mounting kit so you can wear it on your belt or snap it onto your car’s sun visor.

Contact sales@bcoda.com to get a free sample or learn more about the coda S

 Buy a coda S – Get $10 off by purchasing the Coda S from Accessory Geeks by entering the coupon code: zellocode10off.

New CodaWheel for iOS devices coming soon

The CodaWheel is a PTT button that allows you to push to talk without touching your iPhone. It even works with Zello running in the background. This small button comes with a double-sided sticker or velcro for attaching to your steering wheel or anywhere for easy, hands free access.  Learn more about the CodaWheel

 

New Zello-compatible wired headset and rugged speaker microphone

Zello and Klein Electronics have teamed up for new wired accessories that offer reliable push-to-talk for both Zello iOS and Android.  Learn more about Klein Electronics and where to buy

Current app versions

Please update Zello@Work to ensure you have the latest version of the app.

iPhone app version 1.4

By Bill Moore on June 18, 2012

Today’s Zello iPhone 1.4 update has a few improvements:

  • Streamlined navigation and improved UI
  • Improved VoiceOver support
  • Stability improvements and bugfixes
  • Partial support of the  headset button to toggle talk
  • Alerts have clickable links
  • Bulgarian translation (contributed by Андреан Джамбазов)
  • Italian translation (contributed by Danilo Bestagno)
  • Polish translation (contributed by Paweł Masarczyk)
  • Hebrew translation (contributed by שי)
As always tell us what you don’t like through support@zello.com then tell everyone else what you like with app store reviews.

Making your channel inviting

By Jim Pickering on June 1, 2012

Your channel is a big hit, crowds of people are joining.

In my last post I gave some examples of how to use channels.  So now that you have created your own really cool channel, how do you let your friends know about it? What do you do about those users that live to disrupt your wonderful new creation? The new release has some new features to help.

Invite your friends

In 1.3 we added the ability to invite your friends to join a channel.  Could be your channel, or some other channel you’ve found.  You can invite your friends either when you create a channel or anytime you are on the talk screen of a channel.

After you create the channel you will be presented with a list of your contacts.  You can only invite people you have added to your contacts list.  If your list is empty or small, then you need add more contacts, so tell your friends to join Zello!   You can invite your friends to join Zello by pressing the ‘+’ button on the ‘Contacts’ tab.

                     

Select the ones that you would like to invite.   You can also access the ‘Invite Friends’ feature by selecting the ‘menu’ button on the talk screen of a channel.

 

Your friends will receive the invitation in the new ‘Channels’ tab.  It will display the name of the channel and who sent the invitation.  You can accept or decline the invitation.  If you accept, the channel will be added to your Channels list.

             

What happens if the channel that you were invited to is password protected, do you have to contact the person that invited your and get the password?  No,  Zello handles all those details for you, you don’t need to know the password, all you have to do is accept the invitation.

Channel happiness

Your channel is up and you have invited your friends.  The channel is a big hit, people are joining your channel in droves.  But now you are noticing a few users that just seem to be irritating everyone else, what do you do?  Since you are the owner of the channel you have the option of blocking people that are disrupting the fun.  You can’t be on your channel 24×7, now what?  Zello 1.3 allows you to assign some of your friends to help.  Now you can delegate some of your authority.

Choose  your channel from the ‘Channels’ tab, this will put you on the Talk Screen. Press the ‘Menu’ button and select the ‘Channel Details’ button from the talk screen.  If you are the Channel Administrator you will see the word ‘Administrator’  in the header.  You will also see an ‘Edit’ button on the right hand side of the navigation bar.

 

 

When you press the ‘Edit’ button you will see the menu containing  ”Channel details”, “Moderators” and “Blocked users” buttons.  Press the “Moderators” button.  Choose the contacts that will help you moderate your channel.

                     

 

Now your moderators can help you make your channel  stay on topic with less disruptions.

User ‘rangerdog’ is pressing the talk button over and over, saying really odd things, and is just being plain annoying. Your new moderator can take control when your not online to help.  Selecting ‘rangerdog’ from the list of users will bring up an option screen, select ‘Block user’ to block this poor lost soul.

              

 

Everyone is happy to see ‘rangerdog’ is no longer allowed to participate in the channel.

 

If ‘rangerdog’ ever comes to his/her senses, you have the option of unblocking him/her.

           

 

 Keep it fun

We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the channels, keep the feedback coming so we can continue to improve our social radio.

 Photo credit: Jim Pickering

Tex/Alerts for Zello Blackberry Live

By Bill Moore on May 8, 2012

Get Zello for Blackberry version 1.23 from Appworld.

This version supports  Zello Alerts.  You can pester someone with an Alert until they answer,  include a link or a little text if you like.

Thanks to Paweł Masarczyk this version adds Polish language support.  Contact translate@zello.com to add or improve your language.

As always, please rate and review Zello in the store and send  feedback to support@zello.com.

Text/Alerts for Zello Android Live

By Bill Moore on May 8, 2012

Get today’s Zello for Android update, version 1.27

You’ll find Alerts, similar to Nextel with an optional text message.

Plus new Polish and Hebrew localization

If you like the app, please rate and review in Google Play.  Please share your suggestions or problems with support@zello.com

Alert, Swipe Contact, Rename – iPhone update

By Bill Moore on May 8, 2012

Get the latest Zello from iTunes now for these improvements:

New Call Alert feature sends an attention message with optional text.  Select from the Zello Contact options.  The receiver will hear an immediate tone or feel a vibration that will be repeated every 1 minute until they dismiss or reply to the alert.  You can add a text message or links.

Swipe thru Contacts.  Switch thru your recent contacts by swiping the top display.

Rename Contacts.  From the Contacts list, click > then type in the name you want to use.

VoiceOver improvements including easier use of the History slider, better labeling and localization.

Crashes fixed from History, Channel Details and switching between Wifi and cell data.

Fixed @Work channel problems and improved  @work setup.  The Alert feature will be available across the Zello@work products in June.

More languages are on the way, visit translate.zello.com to add or improve yours.

iPhone app version 1.1

By Bill Moore on April 16, 2012

A Zello para atualização iPhone já? Não basta fazer a primeira versão??
…Sí, somos tan buenos :)

Изменения, которые нам нравятся больше всего:

  1. تقديم الدعم لتحسين صوتية
  2. UI oversatt til portugisisk, spansk russisk, arabisk og norske.

We have Zello users all over the world. Interested in helping us translate the app to your language? Email us at info@zello.com

In the meantime, grab the first Zello for iPhone update! Version 1.1 is available now with these improvements:

  • New Recent conversations tab
  • Ability to listen to history messages when offline
  • UI translated to Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and Norwegian
  • Improved VoiceOver support
  • Improved voice quality when both users are on  WiFi
  • Faster call setup
  • Reduced CPU and memory use
  • Online status saved between application starts
  • Lots of bugfixes

Zello for Android 1.26 has push notifications

By Bill Moore on April 15, 2012

What’s in this version:

  • Added support for push notifications
  • Added option to mute seleсted users in a public channel
  • Added Norwegian by John Andre Netland, www.a-pro-studio.no
  • Prevent display timeout when Talk screen is active
  • Auto-scroll history to the last message
  • Audio quality selection based on connection type
  • Revised contacts sort order
  • Revised menu items order
  • Fixed incorrect timestamps for offline messages
  • Fixed status bar icon disappearing on ICS
  • Fixed audio playback issues on Asus Garminphone

Older Zello for Android release notes

Offline messages support

By Alexey Gavrilov on March 18, 2012

In the most recent updates of Zello for Android (v. 1.23) and BlackBerry (v 1.21) clients we added experimental support for offline messages. Now when someone is off the coverage or doesn’t have the app currently running, you still can send them a message (if they run the latest Zello).

The contacts capable of receiving offline messages will show as ‘Standby‘ in your list with a green circle status icon. The messages sent to such contacts are delivered as soon as the contact returns online.

Let us know what you think and don’t forget to tell you friends to update their Zello!

P.S. We are working to enable this feature in Windows and bring it to Zello Cloud. Upcoming Zello for iPhone will support offline messages too including push notifications about new messages.

 

Loudtalks Lite now supports private channels

By Alexey Gavrilov on November 25, 2011

Public channels are fun but sometimes you want to have a channel just for your family, friends or classmates. Now you can — just set the channel password and share it within your group.

When creating a channel Loudtalks Lite allows you to specify the channel password. If you do so the others will have to provide the correct password to connect to your channel. If you already have a channel and want to add a password to it there is a new ‘Edit channel’ option in the channel context menu, which is only available to the channel admin and allows to set or change channel password and description.

The feature is available in the most recent release of Loudtalks Lite across platforms. Go and get the update now:

Loudtalks Lite for Windows

Loudtalks Lite for Android

Loudtalks Lite for BlackBerry

Loudtalks Lite for Windows Mobile

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