Thrutu, an Android app that allows callers to add location, photo sharing, contact information and a “Prod” function to mobile voice calls, now is available on the Android Market. Thrutu also will be available for iPhone and BlackBerry.
Callers can now share digital information instantly, such as the ability to see each other’s position updating live on a map, snap and share a photo, send contact information to the other caller’s address book and “Prod” the other caller with remote phone vibration.
“The phone call has not fundamentally changed in the last hundred years, yet we now use our phones to do all kinds of sophisticated things like text, email and interact on social networks,” said Liz Rice, vice president, Thrutu. “With Thrutu we’re truly changing the conversation, by bringing these activities into the actual phone call.
In future releases, Thrutu users will be able to connect to their favorite social media channels, play games in mid-call, plan events or coordinate social activities, share video in real-time and use a new range of “buttons” to enrich a conversation.
Thrutu is available immediately on the Android 2.1 platform and accessible on mobile plans with simultaneous voice/data capability (AT&T and T-Mobile, in other words), or on Wi-Fi networks.
Thrutu is a division of Metaswitch Networks.