Speed Comparison Between VoicePing, Zello App, Voxer, and Talkbox
Speed Test 1: VoicePing vs Zello App vs Voxer on Wifi
Over a wi-fi connection, It took VoicePing an average of just 0.94 seconds to send and receive a message. The fastest Voxer did was 1.01 seconds, and Zello App was 1.84 seconds.
Zello App - 1.84 seconds
Voxer - 1.16 sec, 1.01 seconds,
VoicePing - 0.94 seconds
Speed Test 2: VoicePing vs Talkbox on Wifi
Still using the same wi-fi network, VoicePing and Talkbox were timed while sending short and long messages. Because Talkbox sends messages asynchronously, there was an obvious delay in transmitting. It needed 2.25 seconds for a short message, while VoicePing clocked a full second faster.
For long messages, it took Talkbox even more time since it doesn’t transmit until the sender stops talking. VoicePing on the other hand, being a live streaming PTT app, played the message simultaneously while the sender was talking!
Talk box: short 1 second message: 2 seconds
Talk box: long message: as long as the message itself.
VoicePing Short Message: 1.25 seconds
VoicePing Long Message: ~1 second setup, instant replay.
Speed Test 3: VoicePing vs Zello App on Singtel 4G
Next, over a 4G network, three speed tests were done each for Zello App and VoicePing. Zello App timed 2.14, 2.36, and 2.03 seconds respectively, while VoicePing did better with 0.89, 1.01 sec, and 0.98 seconds respectively.
Zello App: 2.14 sec, 2.36 sec, 2.03 sec
VoicePing: 0.89 sec, 1.01 sec, 0.98 sec
Speed Test 4: VoicePing vs Zello App on Singtel 3G
Finally, over a 3G network, VoicePing also outdid Zello App by clocking 0.81, 1.31, and 1.01 seconds, besting Zello App’s time of 3.41, 1.98, and 2.23 seconds.
Zello App: 3.41 sec, 1.98 sec, 2.23 sec
VoicePing: 0.81 sec, 1.31 sec, 1.01 sec
Speed Test Results
VoicePing Zello Voxer Talkbox
Wifi 0.94 sec 1.84 sec 1.08 sec Not live PTT
4G 0.96 sec 2.17 sec - -
3G 1.04 sec 2.54 sec - -
*lower is better
The purpose of these tests is not to prove which app is ultimately superior, but rather to answer questions about the different types of walkie-talkie app and their speed of service, and giving us an idea of how PTT technology generally works.
In conclusion, smart devices, especially our phones, are becoming more advanced and even more capable. There is great anticipation about the potential value of utilizing these devices in communication among different user groups via walkie talkie app.
The benefits of PTT communication can extend to a wider community, not just business, through the interoperability of smartphones and PTT apps. What is unchanged is the need to plan appropriately; ensuring business demands are met with the right solution: the right network, the right platform, the right device. So far, VoicePing has shown it has the potential to be the forerunner in PTT apps.