phone, text, multimedia, CB/Push To Talk, Video sending apps
There’s a lot of alternatives to traditional voice communication these days, but part of the problem with them is that they’re all in addition to your standard phone calls and text messages. The new TU Me app for iOS attempts to combine all your communications into a single hub, for free. It’s an admirable goal, and one that’s certain to get the attention of Skype and similar services, since calling other TU Me users over VOIP is free for the time being. TU Me essentially replaces (or more accurately duplicates) the iPhone’s call center, instant message client and social network functions in a single app. It keeps you VOIP call log, instant messages, shared photos and location messages and the like in a single timeline view. It’s not unlike Facebook’s timeline or the news feed on Google+, just limited to your own personal contact.