Hallo – Social Voice: Written iPhone App Review
Like staying constantly connected with your friends and family and keeping your social networking life up to date? Want to save money on text messages? Then the Hallo app from developer Hallo, Inc. is the app that you are looking for! It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.3 or later.
When the user first loads Hallo they will be prompted to either allow or not allow the app to allow notifications based on their location services. Afterwards, the user can choose to login to the app via their Facebook or Twitter account. The basic premise of this app is that the user can send the messages just like with texting, except instead of typing with their finger, they can compose the messages via their voice.
The user can send voice messages to their friends and family that are 30 seconds or less. They can send messages to individuals or batches of people at the same time. All the user needs to do is simply tap on the “Say Hallo” icon, record their desired message, and send their message to their preferred contact(s).
Users can keep track of their messages status with settings such as “Followers”, “Audio Posts”, “likes”, and contacts that they are “Following”. They can also choose to post “Public” audio messages to their social networking account and keep track of other people and listen to their voice updates. Users can also make their messages secluded and control their personal privacy by giving new contacts only their Hallo username instead of their actual phone number.
Appearance and Layout:
Overall, the appearance of Hallo is very clean-cut and simple. It is neat and appealing to the user’s eye. Without any distracting graphics or imagery, the user can focus on getting their message recorded and properly sent. The app layout is easy to navigate through and figure out since data and functions are relatively self-explanatory.
Since is offered for free, it is a real steal. The additional bonus is that unlike most other free apps, this particular app does not have any advertisements that annoyingly block the screen or pop up during app use. It appeals to all audiences and age groups, and is a great way to save money on text messaging with a regular phone plan. It is a highly recommended app – so get it in the iTunes store today!
Hallo iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 4/5]