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Talko, for instance, focuses on group calls that can be recorded, tagged, and bookmarked (see “An App That Actually Wants You to Talk on Your Phone”). Another app, Yallo, can record calls and search for words and phrases, annotate a call with a note to let the recipient know why you want to talk, and automatically reconnect calls that drop.
“One thing that drove us to it is the realization that every application on our phone has been touched—has been modernized—except for the core of the phone, which is the phone call,” says Tal Elyashiv, Yallo’s founder and CEO.