If you have ever wanted more out of a video chat client ooVoo LLC created a great platform for just that. Similar to Skype and FaceTime ooVoo is a feature packed instant messaging client for mobile (iPhone, Android) or desktop platforms. Founded by entrepreneur Clayton L. Mathile in 2006 and based from a technology developed at Arel Communications and software (formerly NASDAQ:ARLCF) ooVoo was first launched in June 2007.
While the free version of ooVoo has some limitations it still has allot to offer. Six way video calling, up to 720p video quality, ability to record your conversations and email them out, Text chat, send files up to 5MB and embedding a video chat room to a web site. Those are some great features for free. On the flip side there is no desktop support or landline calling, and you cannot record and “save” your video calls (only send them). ooVoo also offers a paid plan packed with even more features or like Skype you can buy credits but with this plan you sacrifice some substantial features. Also ooVoo does not provide encryption so it is vulnerable during usage. Let’s hope that they remedy this with a future update.
With ooVoo you can create a Call Button which can be embedded in to your email signature or web page. You can also earn rewards for inviting Facebook friends and even post video messages to YouTube.
ooVoo works on 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, LTE, WiMAX and claims that if you have a good Wi-Fi connection will give you the best experience. ooVoo has some great things to offer and it would also make for a great video conferencing app for business too, as long as you weren’t worried about this sessions not being encrypted. This new client seems promising so I hope they keep improving their product.