Jun 2, 2011
So, we have these supremely advanced smartphones, but yet phone calls have yet to really evolve at all. They still use the same ancient low-quality audio codec for two-way calling between two numbers, even while these phones are able to do things like play high-tech 3D games against dozens of other people simultaneously. So why should phone calls be the same old experience they have been since the days when cell phones were comically large? Thrutu has put their fist down on the table angrily and said “No, sir!”
Thrutu’s app allows for users in a phone call to interact with each other and exchange information. Users can exchange their location, exchange photographs, share contact info, and even prod another user’s phone to make their phone vibrate suddenly. The last feature is meant to be fun, clearly.
However, Thrutu isn’t just resting on their laurels with these features, as they are adding 11 new features to the app that are launching in a new update today. Here is a list of the new features being added to the app:
Meet Me: This feature suggests activities and places to go to that are located halfway between two users – no longer will anyone have to suffer the awkwardness of waiting around for someone at a restaurant!
My Flickr/My Twitter: Users can read Twitter streams together, as well as viewing Flickr photostreams.
The app allows for customization of the Thrutu drawer for quick access to commonly-used features. As the vice president of Thrutu, Liz Rice, says: â€œThe buttons weâ€™re announcing today just give an illustration of the kinds of sharing and game-playing capabilities that are possible with the Thrutu platform.â€ All of these features were developed thru Thrutu’s developer APIs, so more features could be coming soon to the app from creative developers. Thrutu’s new update should be available now from the Android Market and Amazon Appstore.