Voxer expands paid for business offering with web based service

Push to talk app developer Voxer has announced a new addition to its paid service, Voxer for Web, an online solution which allows Voxer Business customers to connect mobile and desk based employees.

The move is part of a wider transformation of the company's product base from a free consumer app to a paid for business and enterprise service.

The online service is designed for desktop use and has a number of new features - on top of the functionality of the Voxer mobile app - which enable administrators and managers to monitor multiple conversations, people or teams from a computer.

Voxer for Web is available to all current Voxer Business users with pricing initially remaining at $4.95 (£3) per user per month. The cost will be increased to $9.95 (£6.21) from 1 January 2014, but will remain at the cheaper price until 31 October 2014 for all existing customers, as well as those who sign up before the end of this year.

The Web based service will offer live and messaged audio, the ability to send and receive images and text messages, and team chat capabilities. Users can participate in conversations directly from their desktops, in addition to their mobile phones, increasing access options.

Managers and administrators, will be able to access multiple chat windows on one screen and will also have access to all voice messages, texts and images that teams are sending, as well as being able to actively participate in any conversation.

"We have had a lot of success with Voxer Business and significant customer feedback that validates the need for push to talk and messaging services that facilitate instantaneous communication," said Tom Katis, CEO and founder, Voxer.

"Voxer for Web addresses the need for having a unified experience, where customers can access voxes across a variety of devices. In the coming months, we will introduce additional features for the Web, which will focus on bridging the gap between admins and geographically distributed workers."