Dolby.io Voice Call API powers natural-sounding conversations for Walkie-Talkie users across four continents.
Picslo Corp is the maker of the Walkie-Talkie app, a B2C social audio platform targeting Gen Z.
While many social media platforms promote short-form video content or visual media to keep users engaged, Walkie-Talkie takes a different approach. It offers one of the world’s most interactive voice-only social experiences. Walkie-Talkie hosts multiple chat rooms, or “frequencies,” where you can talk with people from around the world. You can also create secure private frequencies to converse with friends knowing your data is safe.
Walkie-Talkie proves the demand for audio-first social platforms with over 23 million downloads and 2 million monthly active users.
“We recognized that a growing subset of people in the Generation Z demographic rejects traditional forms of social media. They don’t like being forced to use video filters or change how they look just to feel included online. We saw an opportunity to give these people a voice and a place to congregate and share ideas – we thought a voice-based communications platform was the best way to do this.”Stephane Giraudie – CEO at Picslo Corp.
SCALABLE NATURAL-SOUNDING CONVERSATIONS
The team at Picslo knew that if they wanted to be successful in launching an audio-only product, they needed to focus on sound quality. Good sound quality means you can make out every word in a conversation and feel the mood elicited by how a word is enunciated. For example, what tone is the speaker using when they talk? At what volume and speed do they communicate? Accurately recording and transmitting these subtleties impacts the listening experience, influencing user engagement. Picslo needed a voice solution that not only captured the natural sound of a face-to-face conversation but also scaled quickly enough to support multiple users entering and exiting chat room frequencies. Picslo knew the Walkie-Talkie app could overload servers but was confident that Dolby.io’s Voice Call API was up to the challenge.
“We wanted a partner that could give us world-class audio quality. There really are only a handful of companies that can do that, and the market leader in sound expertise is unquestionably Dolby. The team at Dolby.io has been instrumental in helping us scale, and their Communications API roadmap is probably among the most exciting in the industry – we can definitely leverage it to offer new features and experiences to Walkie-Talkie users as we grow.”Stephane Giraudie, CEO at Picslo Corp.
A voice solution that captures everything you need to hear
The Dolby.io Voice Call API lets Walkie-Talkie users share ideas and talk in real-time from more than 100 countries around the world. Not only does it provide industry-leading voice call audio quality, but it also scales quickly enough to support Walkie-Talkie’s unique use case where users can quickly join and leave chat room frequencies without disrupting platform stability. The Voice Call API is a core product within the Dolby.io Communication APIs portfolio.
The Walkie-Talkie app allows you to communicate quickly and easily with your friends. Go to the same radio frequency, push to talk and that’s it! Learn more.