Radios vs WhatsApp
Why choose ALO over WhatsApp?

WhatsApp was founded in 2009 as an instant messaging app for the iPhone and evolved to support voice and video calls. Facebook acquired the company in 2014 and uses your data to monetize their investment. With ALO your data is private and ALO does everything WhatsApp does and far more.

ALO vs WhatsApp

ALO Communicate


Your data is your data and not shared

Your data is monetized by Facebook, just like Facebook and Instagram

Push-to-talk, half-duplex audio communication

Push-to-talk, half-duplex audio communication

Push-to-talk audio messages are transcribed in realtime

Push-to-talk audio messages are transcribed in realtime

Message analytics and complete history of all communication

No analytics and no team history of all communication

Realtime language translation for 40+ languages

No language translation

Distraction-free appliance with headset support, long battery life, and rugged hardware for radio replacement

WhatsApp cannot be used to replace radios

Unlimited channels

Unlimited groups

Works anywhere in the world

Works anywhere in the world

Group chat messages are spoken for audio only team members

Group chat messages text only

Audio and device notifications

Device notifications only

Presence management

Presence management

Location tracking of staff members

Location tracking

1:1 and group direct messaging using audio, chat or live video

1:1 and group direct messaging using audio, chat or live video

Live video

Live video

We ❤️ Customer Success

Our customers love using ALO and we love helping them delight their customers, boost productivity, and grow revenue.


The one word I would use to describe ALO is transformative. Before ALO we relied on radios and email for fan communication.

Matt Levin

Senior Vice President


The one word I would use to describe ALO is progressive. They are always changing, always getting better, always growing.

Ash Harris

VP of Guest Experiences


ALO has added value even beyond what I expected. ALO helps us communicate directly with our fans and respond faster.

Andre Seoldo

Assistant Athletic Driector

The future of public facility operations is here.

ALO runs on iOS and Android, and can be used from Internet browsers on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. To replace legacy walkie-talkie radios, we are partnering with commercial hardware manufacturers.

Delight customers.
Reduce risk.
Boost staff productivity.

ALO is a single tool for security and guest services providing everything from incident management to body cams and QR/SMS to radios, leading to enhanced guest satisfaction, elevated safety, reduced risk, and better staff engagement - all with lower operating costs.