Instant messaging and VOIP calling apps are gaining importance as most mobile users are shifting to smartphones. Now, developers are taking advantage of the widespread to bring services unseen to mobile users before. The latest app in town is Popcorn Buzz, developed by the makers of Line app, which allows you to make group calls to up to 200 people at once. The app has a minimalistic UI and can be set up easily.
Existing Line account holders can simply send out a group call URL via email, text or via social media sites and ask friends and family to join instantly. For every group call, users will get a unique URL that will let others join the group call. By signing into Popcorn Buzz using the same account as Line, the friend list will get automatically synchronised to make your group calls.
If you are wondering how you can figure out who is talking from a large group of people, Popcorn Buzz has a simple trick for that. During group calls, users will see all the members on call as photo icons and green dots will appear on the person's photo when he or she is talking.
Line is not only aiming at personal users, but is also targeting business users for its Popcorn Buzz. This option of Popcorn Buzz serves as a feasible solution for conference call services. The added benefit of using Popcorn Buzz in business is that the app comes entirely free and does not charge anything for its group calls. Users are advised to perform group calls on 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi to get best results and use suitable data packages to avoid data overages.
Popcorn Buzz is available as a free download for Android smartphones via Google Play Store. The app supports multiple languages and requires smartphones with Android 4.0 and above. The company has revealed that an iPhone app is underway along with new features such as group video chat, inconnectivity with Line groups and a lot more, according to an official press release.