Video chat services can be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family members.
Services like Skype can be accessed from a variety of screens -- such as your computer, smartphone, or tablet -- and are relatively easy to use.
A message will be sent to the recipient asking them to initiate a webchat.
As Vine celebrates a full two months on the App Store, other video-centric apps are making their public debut, not least of which is Glide.
That said, users can still enjoy good ol’ live video chat in real time, but just in case your long-distance girlfriend or your mom can’t tune in right at that second, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy seeing your smiling, expressive face in video format later.
Created by a Russian kid, the website randomly connects you via webcam chat to anyone around the world.
And Glide also promises that the app’s data usage is “half of what is required for a conventional video call,” with conventional likely referring to a Skype or Face Time.
You can also send text messages and use emojis, even in the context of a live video chat.
Glide has raised over seven figures in funding, but isn’t disclosing the exact amount it took from stakeholders Orey Gilliam, former CEO of ICQ and AOL IM, and Philippe Schwartz, founder and former CEO of oo Voo.
Glide comes out of Israel, where the app soft-launched a few weeks ago.