The innovative online discussion website, Tawkers.com has announced plans to expand its already broad reach to include mobile applications for iPhones.
Established in 2013, Tawkers announced today that the new age online discussion platform is leaving its beta status behind with the implementation of a native iPhone application. The app will allow mobile, two way communication in real time with the host website, www.tawkers.com.
"We're so excited to see what people do with it (Tawkers.com) now that it's available at their fingertips on mobile devices," commented founder and CEO Blake Ian. "The conversations created so far on the app have been hilarious, heartwarming, educational, shocking, inspiring, enlightening...everything we hoped for and expected when first shaping the idea."
The brain-child of Ian, Tawkers was created to allow public conversations, discussions and debates in real time in a format designed to take day to day instant messaging and private texting to a new and innovative level. During these conversations, called "Tawks", two hosts begin a live dialogue in the public forum of Tawkers, attracting an audience who is encouraged to contribute. The hosts have capability of "spotlighting" commentary from the audience and, if they so choose, they can answer questions and addresses comments directly. This feature, unique to the Tawkers forum, allows the hosts to pick and choose the comments most appropriate and applicable to the topic of conversation.
In its first year, Tawkers has developed an online following by attracting and featuring not only politicians and controversial current issues, but also celebrities and sports figures in the limelight today. Former star of Saturday Night Live, Comedian Colin Quinn, Guns and Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thai, NBA All-Star and point guard of the New York Nets, Kenny Anderson and one of the stars of the blockbuster movie, "Bridesmaids", Wendi McLendon-Covey are just a sampling of the celebrities who have discovered the advantages of online promotion through the unique design of Tawkers. Small businesses, up and coming talent and concerned citizens are capable of using the same powerful format for self promotion, hosting tawks in order to build their own following and gain exposure and awareness of issues important to our society today.
Through the implementation of the native iPhone app, accessibility to the Tawkers format and the many tawks, both past present, becomes as easy as a phone call.
For more information on the iPhone Tawkers application and Tawkers itself, visit www.tawkers.com
JD Arbuckle is a freelance journalist specializing in consumer education on a variety of topics including Tawkers.com