ooVoo LAUNCHES ITS SOCIAL VIDEO CHAT SERVICE ON THE iPHONE PLATFORM
Introduces the First Native, Full Screen iPad Video Chat Application
New York, NY (June 22, 2011) – Social video chat has now officially gone live across every major platform as ooVoo announces the availability of its free video chat service on the iOS platform for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Shortly after launch in early June, the app became one of iTune’s top ten free apps and the number one social networking app ahead of Facebook, Skype and Twitter.
The service provides the first native, full screen iPad video chat app. Unlike other video chat offerings, ooVoo allows users to make video chat calls with up to six users from PC to iPhone, to Android phones and tablets, to Mac and to any browser regardless of the platform and device they’re using.
“It’s clear that ooVoo users are defining the social video category as they move beyond one-to-one video calls into a new form of communication,” said Philippe Schwartz, CEO of ooVoo. “The Apple iOS launch provides a hip, cutting edge mobile and video chat service with simultaneous users on every platform – Android, PC, Mac, the Web, and now iOS.”
Whether for work or play, ooVoo’s network has been expanding at a record pace in 2011. Most notably, ooVoo users are transforming the video chat category by turning traditional one-on-one video chat call into a social experience. Through extended group calls, video sharing, watching TV and listening to music, ooVoo users are fostering a new way to connect – and live – spontaneously:
Overall, 2011 has been a year of exponential growth for ooVoo. The service is adding users at a run rate of two million new users per month and Nielsen NetRatings ranks ooVoo as the fastest growing communications app for PCs (Source: Nielsen NetRatings past 12 months February 2011). ooVoo currently has more than one million Facebook fans, making it one of the strongest technology brands on Facebook.
Based in New York, ooVoo (www.oovoo.com) provides high quality video chat to more than 26 million users worldwide. Over 60% of ooVoo users are under 24 years of age, and 50% have reported meeting new people on ooVoo as they use the service for social video. ooVoo’s cloud-based technology enables consumers and businesses to experience real-time video calls on PCs, Macs and mobile devices with up to six users simultaneously. Product features include high-resolution video, desktop sharing, text chat, video recording, file sharing and phone calling to landlines and cell phones.