Anchor isn’t an entirely new app, but it hasn’t been available on Android devices before, having launched earlier this year for the iPhone. In a nutshell, you can think of it a bit like a mini podcast or an audio version of Twitter, perhaps, as each broadcast is limited to two minutes or less. As a result, it’s not a format that will appeal to everyone.
For those that do like the sound of it, no pun intended, getting up and running takes less than a minute and the interface is pretty self-explanatory. Each recording is called a ‘wave’ and each wave is part of a conversation. After you’ve recorded one, other people get the chance to record their own in response and interact.
As you’d expect for any social-based audio platform, there’s a friend system in place too, so you can keep track of waves from people that you enjoy. You can also see some basic stats on how many people are listening and interacting with your waves too. And best of all, it’s free.