1. Could you tell us about BAND and how the app came to be?
BAND is the ultimate mobile application when it comes to group communication and organization. BAND combines utility functions (calendar, polling, file-sharing, chats, calls) and social networking features (Posts, comments, stickers, shouts) for uninterrupted group interaction. Each Band has a board where members can post and interact with one another. Within a Band, users also have access to features such as a Calendar, Photo Albums, Chat, Voice Calling, Polling, to-do lists and more. All of these features are completely free. Users create an avatar (profile image and name) for each Band they join, allowing them to tailor their profiles for each group they are a part of (unlike Facebook).
We see group leaders that want to stay connected and organized. But the reality is they use multiple tools and get lost in the communication loop. There is no perfect solution for group leaders to easily access to all different features in one app, and we've provided that.
2. How does your new voice call feature work and how does it compare to other apps?
BAND provides intuitive voice calling functionality for all of our users. The new Group Call feature allows you to talk to your Band members with free in-app voice chatting. Communicate with up to 30 members at a time using Group Call! BAND's dynamic group call technology is designed for the one-on-one or small group communication similar to the Skype technology that many gamers are accustomed to. No need to 'push-to-talk' in your Band, speak freely amongst your group like you're all in one room. BAND has also taken the hassle out of setting up servers. Just create a chat with the members you would like to start a call with and tap Group Call!
Being able to utilize voice call on your iPhone or Android device will drastically improve game play for our users because clans will be able to simultaneously communicate with their members while playing the game.
3. What are some of the more popular communities on BAND?
4. What about outside of gaming? Who else can benefit from using BAND?
Friday, September 30th marks the first day of Twitchcon 2016 and BAND will be debuting their new Group Call Feature. They will also be promoting their BAND-Partners Program amongst the Twitch streamers. Their partnership program is a great way for streamers to build their communities while networking with other streamers and professionals in the industry. BAND is offering rewards and swag to their dedicated partners and their communities as well as provide verified Partner Badges on their accounts. So, if you're headed to Twitchcon and on the lookout for something a little more than just voice chat, be sure to check out BAND's booth!