ooVoo Jumping Into the Vid Chat Fray

Gigaom.com is reporting today that ooVoo, maker of desktop chat clients, has decided to throw their hat into the ring of those software developers who are releasing apps trying to take advantage of the front facing cam craze taking places on mobile devices recently. 

What is making the ooVoo app unique from other vid chat clients is the ability to chat with a person who is using a desktop client, and the ability to have more than two parties on the line.  ooVoo is claiming you can have up to six people at once.  That is a pretty tall order, especially since ooVoo lets you use 3g to broadcast.  But it seems like it demoed well.

A quote from the writer who had the ooVoo app demoed to him on a Galaxy S device (we are guessing the Epic, since it is the only US one with a front facing cam):

I got a demo of the application on a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone provided by ooVoo and can say I was very impressed with the quality of its video chat service, even with four parties online and on Sprint’s 3G network. When I boosted the signal by signing on to my home Wi-Fi network, the quality was even better.

The ooVoo app for Android is not yet out yet, but once it does come to the surface, we will be on top of testing it out to let you know how it all works!

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4641 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Podcast 001 – Interview with PhoneFusion’s Michael Manna

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending about a half hour with Michael Manna, the Chief Tech Evangelist of PhoneFusion.  We discussed their Visual Voicemail application which saw its release

News and Rumors

Flappy Bird creator to come out with a new game called Swing Copters

When Flappy Bird got pulled from the various app stores, all havok broke lose, and rightly so – the game had many people hooked, partly due to its frustratingly hard

News and Rumors

Asus teases something new with “We Transform” video

Asus is cooking up something potentially Android-related and has started teasing it online. A new video called “We Transform” (embedded below) doesn’t spell out any clues or details but, rather,

1 Comment

  1. Michael Sean Wright
    December 16, 12:05 Reply

    The EVO has a front facing camera and the app is available in the marketplace. On initial download, was put off by insistent oovoo icon in top tray (even when signed out.) Settings does not seem to work on this version and had to do a force close. Will test more this week.

Leave a Reply