Thursday, 12 March 2015

A New Way to Call

It's been a minute, I know but honestly I've been a little out of it for the last couple months given that I have been working hard to finish up with this never ending 8-4-4 system. (working hard being a relative term here). Funny enough I should be reading for an exam right now but then again, I love to live dangerously lol.

As you may or may not know, I'm a big fan of tech and all the little excitements that come with it. So recently I got myself on the Android Lollipop bandwagon, spotting Resurrection remix on my fairly outdated Note 2 (It felt almost brand new for like the first two weeks, almost). I had to root and update of course given that there is no way I was waiting for a bloated version from Samsung that would end up arriving somewhere closer to the middle of NEVER. Truth be told I am loving the new material design,its... so beautiful. Full disclaimer, if you do choose to go the rooting and flashing way you will lose your warranty and if your not a pro like myself (yeah, I said it) you run the risk of bricking your phone.

 Back the beautiful material design... You know what, I'll show you

Isn't it breath taking ? for more you can hop on here and just immerse yourself. Like just really dive into that gorgeousness. But as usual I digress from the story at hand, so in my internet travels I stumbled upon the new WhatsApp call feature a while back. I was so excited and for days I tried to find a way to get myself on the bandwagon of call enabled clients but alas my fortunes were not aligned. That all changed to day, I was doing but regular searches to keep me updated with the world of tech when I stumbled on this nice thread on XDA. At first I was skeptical but then I said what the hell, I've got nothing to lose anyway so wham bam and Bob's your uncle I got a call from code name Surya57.

 I have been calling guys left, right and of course center trying to get them to join me on this VoIP experience from WhatsApp but it seems most people don't get what I'm talking about. So essentially you can now make calls from whatsapp to whatsapp and the interface should look somewhat similar to what I have below (can't risk showing my actual contact list, #teamMafisi is always lurking).

So if you're a tech fan and an  early adopter like myself (an emoji would be so appropriate here). Check out the xda thread and tell me what you think. Keep in mind this is not the official release so there will be some bugs, this to be expected of any new system. Just have an open mind about the prospects of the technology at hand.

PS. Don't forget to thank the guy on the thread.
I'm just SayinG.