Push To Talk app for OSX
As a part of scrum teams, every day I need to give updates to my team via Google Hangout. We have a team here in the Netherlands and also in Indonesia. Some times I am in the same room as a colleague of mine. This sometimes quite annoying because I can hear my self (with a delay) from his mic. This somehow messed up my brain. Google Hangout already has a ‘auto adjust mic volume’ that is really great which cancel the noise. But we still have a problem and end-up muting each other when we want to talk.
There are currently an App that does this already on Apple store, and pretty cheap too. Nevertheless I could not find the one that is suitable for my needs. And I would like to develop an OSX app since I never done it before. Even though i have a hate-love relationship with XCode, I have to give credits to XCode. It’s quite easy to create an app like this.
The app sits on status-bar (tray icon ?). By default it muted the microphone and show translucent mic icon. If you hold down the Right Options key, it will un-mute the microphone as long as you pressed it. when you release the key, it will mute the microphone until you press the key again or quit the application.
Everything is at github.com/yulrizka/osx-push-to-talk:
I’ve only tested this app on my MacBook running Yosemite.
If you are on Linux, there is also a phython GTK app that does this really nicely.
If you are on windows, well Godspeed my friend :)
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