Hopefully of particular interest to those with mobility issues is Jumvo, an app that offers a group messaging service that’s entirely voice based.
Offering the advantages of SMS texting, Jumvo allows users to log into it through Facebook, thus having access to their entire friends list quickly. There’s no need to remember usernames, handles or phone numbers as everything can be done via the Facebook friends list. Users can then send individual messages or start a group orientated conversation thread simply by talking. The app uses the iPhone’s proximity sensor so that it automatically begins recording once the user holds their phone to their ear. Push alerts then inform the user when a reply is received. It’s all extremely simple.
The main benefit is the lack of interaction required. For those suffering from the likes of Repetitive Strain Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Arthritis, it’s not always as easy to text as it once was, making Jumvo an ideal way of incorporating similar communication methods without the pain.
The app is out now and it’s a free download.
Released: 2011-08-08 :: Category: Social Networking
Tagged with: Communication, free, Jumvo, Mobility Aid, Social Networking