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Pressy surpases latest stretch goal, adds Pressy-to-Talk feature

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 With No Comments »

Pressy launched as a Kickstarter campaign several weeks back and it looks like they have not only surpassed the initial goal, but also topped the $500,000 stretch goal. The campaign currently has 26 days remaining and have raised $525,589 towards that initial goal of $40,000. As to what the $500k stretch goal means — push-to-talk capability.

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This feature has been dubbed Pressy-To-Talk and means users will be able to, well, press-to-talk. This will be done using a yet to be specified “huge player in the VoIP market.” And to add a bit of further good news for those who may have already backed the project, this is not expected to cause any shipping delays.

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Anyway, this stretch goal aside, Pressy originally launched on Kickstarter with the promise of being able to turn your headphone jack into a shortcut button. This is being touted as the “almighty Android button” and it will ship with a set of pre-configured options. Users will also be able to do a bit of customizing by way of the Pressy app that will be available from the Play Store.

Those pre-configured options include one short click to toggle the flashlight, one long click to switch your phone in and out of silent and a double click to take a picture. Some of the other potential use cases include being able to start voice recording, change other settings, check-in on social networks, record phone calls and even sending your current location.

Pressy still has nearly a month left on Kickstarter and at this time there are several backing options remaining.

SOURCE: Kickstarter

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