The Social App that could explode in 2013 – Could Voxer wipe out text messaging?

Walkie talkie app Voxer -- could it kill of SMS text messaging among the young?While it isn’t brand spanking new there have been a few people of late talking about Voxer and it looks like it is starting to gain momentum. The walkie talkie style app, where you press to talk, could represent a serious challenge to text messaging on iOS and Android phones. You could also see it as a kind of voice version of BlackBerry’s BBM. You can see in this test video below that people are pretty excited about the potential that it promises.

Voxer has already been around for a year and has attracted some serious levels of funding. Last year it picked up more than $30m in a funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital and others.

The beauty of Voxer is that it is not only fun, but it also saves any thumb action that would usually be involved when sending an SMS text message. Imagine using it on the go? Rather than risking life and limb walking down a busy street while typing you simply speak into your phone and Voxer sends your message.

You can see it being a hit with younger users. They are the target market and if it takes off there it will filter through to other users.

Here’s another video here from Voxer taking a closer look at the features that Voxer offers.