Ex-Spotify engineers are trying to get us talking again with walkie-talkie app Roger.
It's fair to comment that most of the popular messaging apps (and we have them coming out of our ears now) have features for voice messages, but Roger is putting that pride of place for users.
The little things count, too, with added features included in the slick and simple UI, including weather and insights based on where your contacts currently are.
An interesting area of growth for Roger has been with blind users, people who've typically had to find workarounds with the usual run of messaging apps, who can instead rely on speech.
An interesting concept in a world where we never stop talking to each other, but rarely speak when we do.
“While we have never been as connected as we are today, we rarely talk to each other anymore. There are many apps with microphones, but few encourage actual conversations,” Roger co-founder Ricardo Vice Santos told TechCrunch.