The app and this website (Speakrandom in general) are actively maintained and developed by Helder Esteves and a team of freelancers as well as volunteers.
Nowadays, you have 2 choices: text-chatting with random people and video-chatting with random people as well.
One of them is just too lonely. Text chatting is nice to say a thing or two, but you still don't get to know anyone too well.
Video-chatting puts too much emphasis on appearance. Not only that, if you've been to Chatroulette or Omegle before, then you know just how suspicious video-chatting with strangers can be.
Our intention is to build the best possible app to make chatting like this online an awesome experience. That's when we thought that the best way would be to just use an audio + text chat.
A lot of our time is invested in this idea and will continue to be that way for a long time.
With that said, our #1 goal is to make it extremely easy to have awesome conversations while being 100% yourself.
By offering a place to chat online without a camera, not only is it much safer in terms of content that you see, you are much more likely to enjoy talking to strangers because you can focus on your conversation without worrying too much about how you look.
Chatting without being judged by your appearance, that is our ultimate goal.
Speakrandom is only possible because of you. Send us what you think about the app or anything in general. We will listen to everything users send us, especially because we want to make you happy (that's the whole point).
A little peek into our history
The first version ever created was a simple app in which a user pressed only 1 button and got paired randomly with groups of 4 people (not able to be changed).
From the first version, which was created out of pure interest, we got a positive response. We decided to push through with the idea and enhanced the initial app with more features, such as adding a global text chat to let people talk amongst themselves.
The web app that you see today is built from a lot of trial and error. We've been in the game for around 2 years with minimal downtime and huge updates despite our humble origins. Speakrandom has been carved in our hearts and will continue to do so for as long as the sun shines.
You are definitely a meticulous one, however, that's all there is for now. Better than reading on, why don't you join a few random chat rooms and see how it goes?