So, Whisper came out last week. I know. I, too, prefer to yell as I don't quite have an inside voice, but they can call it whatever they want, because I'm sold.
Whisper is a group chat client for app.net made by the awesome guys who created Riposte (currently my ADN iPhone app of choice). And it's beautiful. Since I've been playing around with it a lot lately, I'm becoming more and more enamored with it. It has even earned a spot on my homescreen. Especially since I can launch Riposte from within it. I just switched them out without even thinking about it (which is not very like me).
The app is super fast and works well for big groups as well as one-on-one conversations. You can share pictures and locations (including your own or anywhere you want to meet someone) as well. I definitely see this being used like crazy this next week among developers in San Francisco for WWDC. It's a great convention tool.
I would love to use this as our main communication channel for work, too.
But, more than anything else, I would love to have this gorgeous app available on the Mac. I would pay good money to be able to use it on my Macbook. Not to mention the possibilities of having this chat for other platforms—like Twitter—really could open up communication in new ways. In new, better ways. This is more proof ADN is such a great thing for developers and app innovation.
Oh! Did I mention it comes bundled with some badass emoji (called stickers)? That's right. And that's probably the best part. I'm talking Grumpy Cat, Picard, Caruso...pretty much all things awesome.
By the way, Whisper is free. So, there's that. They also already updated the app and, let me tell you, probably the best app release notes I've ever read right here (next to Yelp's).
Plus, if you get it...THEN WE CAN WHISPER TO EACH OTHER IN OUR OUTSIDE VOICES. I'm @atjamie on ADN, by the way. If there was ever any doubt.
But seriously: I can't stop using this app.