Voxer speaks out on the rebirth of push-to-talk apps


Sprint (NYSE:S) may have pulled the plug on its iDEN Nextel network, but there's still life in push-to-talk services. The free Voxer Walkie-Talkie application expands on traditional PTT by offering voice communications that are simultaneously live and recorded, enabling users to respond to messages in the moment or at their convenience. Since going live in 2011, the app has attracted tens of millions of users worldwide, including employees in 80 percent of the Fortune 1000, and raised $30 million in funding from investors including Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel and CrunchFund.

With enterprise adoption booming, this summer Voxer introduced two premium-priced, professional-grade apps, Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro Business. FierceDeveloper spoke to Voxer CTO Matt Ranney about the firm's push into the enterprise segment, the evolution of mobile voice communication and the importance of embracing native development. Developer Workshop