Thrutu came out for BlackBerry during DevCon but I did not have a chance to play with it until now. The app tries to solve a simple problem of sharing information while you are on a call. For example, say you want to send somebody a contact or a picture while on the phone. Or simply give them your location when you are not sure where you are. That is where Thrutu comes in.
With Thrutu you can share your:
- Location: callers can see each other’s position on a map, updating live as they move.
- Camera: snap and share a photo during a call
- Gallery: select and share a photo from those already stored on the phone.
- Contacts: share contact details that will appear instantly in the other caller’s address book.
- Prod: for the first time, you can convey touch in a phone call! Playfully poke the other person by causing their phone to vibrate during the call.
The “prod” sort of creeps me out but I can see a use for the app especially since it is available on Android and iOS for cross platform uses. On the other hand I usually simply send the same information over email so this really just simplifies it a tad. You can check out Thrutu at thrutu.com or simply pick it up free in App World.
Check out their Android and iPhone demo below for an idea of how the app works: