Google Allo Duo Apps: At the ongoing I/O 2016, Google today introduced two new apps – Google Allo, a messaging app and Google Duo, a video calling app. Both Allo and Duo are presently available for pre-registration on Google Play Store and they will be available for download later this summer on both Android and iOS devices. What left me wondering is, why not try and make the Hangout app better, but the Allo app does make sense, as it requires the user to register with a phone number, pitting Allo against WhatsApp messenger, while the Hangout remains a competitor to the Facebook Messenger.
Google Allo – Smart Messaging App
In Google’s own words – Allo is a messaging app that makes conversations easier, more productive, and more expressive. What makes the Allo messaging app different from its competitors is that it comes with Google assistant, that provides the user answers, information, etc without the user having to leave the conversation. The app offers Smart Reply that responds to messages without the user having to type a single word. The Ink feature allows you to doodle on the photo within the app and share it with your friends. In addition there are other features such as Whisper Shout, Stickers, Incognito mode etc.
Pre Register – Google Allo
Google Duo – Video Calling App
Coming to the Google Duo video calling app, it is a one-to-one video chat app that google says is designed for everyone. It is simple, reliable and fun. The Duo app has a Simple interface that will not confuse the users and one can easily select a loved one and video call. The Duo offers a feature dubbed as ‘Knock Knock’ that allows you to see the caller before even picking up the call. Duo offers High quality video and in its blog Google said – “We’ve optimized Duo to work well even on spotty networks, so if bandwidth is limited it gracefully adjusts quality so you’re still able to connect. We also seamlessly transition calls between cellular and WiFi, so you don’t need to worry about what network you’re on. Finally, we built Duo with privacy and security in mind and all calls on Duo are end-to-end encrypted,”
Pre Register – Google Duo
Google Allo Duo Apps – Pre Register Now
Google Allo, Google Duo App are now both available for pre registration on Google Playstore and will be available for download later this summer. What do you think, should Google have concentrated on making the Hangout a better app then coming out with two different apps for messaging and video calling.