Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gibberin.....a new way to communicate

A friend and herding student of mine has this cool application that you can use on your smartphone. This would great for you folks who are trainers for herding, agility, etc.....use your phone to send to your students and have it go to their email or voicemail. You can set up different groups and then use them as needed, talk then tap then the message is sent.

.....and it is a fellow herding student.......!!!!
Why Gibberin?

We live in a crazy busy world.  Careers, family, home, social lives…and we’re overwhelmed by communication.  Phones, email, Facebook, texts, Instagram, Twitter…   Somewhere in there, we lost real conversation.
Gibberin respects the society we operate in, yet gives us back the meaningful communication today’s present tools disallow.  Phone calls?  In this day and age, most of us consider them an interruption and a hassle.  Voicemail?  Too much overhead, and half the time it’s unintelligible due to poor signal.  Texting? How much do you really want to type with two fingers anyway?
Gibberin takes us back to a natural free flow of conversation, with the time shifted convenience we get from text based tools.  All in a simple, elegant user interface that doesn’t get in your way.
Select a contact, speak your message, and send it.  Tap, talk, done.  Do you want to ask someone a question, but not risk getting stuck in a phone call?  Gibberin.  Do you want to express a thought with more emotion than emoticons or exclamation points will provide?  Gibberin.  Do you need to reach someone you know isn’t immediately available?  Gibberin.  Do you want to five, ten or ten thousand people to hear your message?  Gibberin.  Do you want to track a conversation, add people to it, or remove people from it?  Gibberin.  And coming soon, true hands free voice communication in the car.  Any car.
Get back to communicating the way that comes easiest to all of us – converse……..
Right now, as far as mobile platforms go, we are iOS only.  But you can log into Gibberin through any browser at and use our web portal.  That’s where you go to create groups and manage your profile.  Have you set up an account yet?
For your herding/flyball/agility/training classes, I can see a couple great uses right off the top of my head…
·   Send updates on class additions or cancellations – tap your contact, speak your message, send it.  Faster than email or multiple phone calls.  And Gibbers can go out to email addresses, or any SMS enabled phone.  You can create groups by logging on to our website at
·    Send your students quick vocabulary references…type (or speak) the command into the subject line and then gibber a quick description of it.  Creates a reference they can always go back to.  And we can provide you with a link to that gibber, so you can send it to new students, or post it on your website.  “Come away” means…etc.
·    Communicate more naturally – when you’re out working, or jogging, or walking the dogs, or….texting is a pain in the neck.  You have to stop, look down, and focus on something other than what you are doing.  A phone call is an interruption.  With Gibberin, one tap lets you listen to your message.  Two taps let you send one.  AND unlike our competitor that got purchased yesterday for 19 billion, you do not have to hold any keys down to record a message.  Leave the phone on your desk, on the counter, or on the seat next to you and Gibber away!  I receive and send Gibbers while I’m cooking, grooming the dogs, typing email, folding laundry…holding my device and a key down would make me nuts.

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