Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-talk-1.1.0-with-push-to-talk-improved-call-actions-f-droid-support/
Today Nextcloud releases Nextcloud Talk for Android 1.1. This update brings a number of interface and feature improvements to the Android app, including Push-to-talk, F-Droid support and improved call actions.
Major featuresThis release brings several new features and improvements.
Contact viewThe design of Talk's contact view was reworked, among others with the possibility to group contacts.
Push-to-talkPush-to-talk was added for this release, bringing half duplex mode to the Nextcloud Talk app. It is now possible to have calls where only one party can speak at the same time when using the app. This is very useful, for example, in calls with larger groups in enterprise environments.
Group and public callsSince this release, you can create group and public calls on the Nextcloud Talk app.
Public callsIt is now possible to join public calls on your own or someone else's server using the app. This also works for password-protected calls.
Call actionsYou can now set, change and clear passwords for calls as well as rename and share calls. With this release comes also the possibility to make calls private or public from the mobile interface.
F-DroidSupport for F-Droid has been added for this release, giving users of this Open Source Android app store access to our Nextcloud Talk app.
Many more improvementsOf course this version of Talk also brings many bugfixes and additional improvements. Here's a quick list:
- Updated SSL protocols support
- Audio-only calls are now default
- Larger and nicer call control buttons (camera toggle, camera switch, end call and microphone switch)
- All animations were reworked. This includes a nice introduction spotlight for the Push-to-talk feature and a nicer call controls animation. Additionally, the bottom navigation view is now hidden when scrolling.
- Install the Nextcloud Talk app on your server from the app store. It is a one-click affair, easier is not possible!
- Then download the Talk app for Android from the Play store or stay tuned for F-Droid availability.
- There is also an iOS app, of course.
If you encounter any problems, you can report them here in our github repository. That is also where you can get involved in development! And in the play store, you can choose to join the Beta channel for the Android Talk app to help test.