There’s a new cross-platform video calling app that just became available called Tango. There are versions for both the iPhone as well as Android. Tango does what Apple’s FaceTime does, except it also does it cross-platform as well as via 3G. Apple’s integrated video calling app FaceTime works only with iPhone 4’s and via WiFi data network connectivity.
I called a friend that has an iPhone 4 with my Sprint HTC Evo via Tango. Both of us were in moving vehicles in different parts of the country, and both of us were on 3G networks – my friend obviously on AT&T with his iPhone 4 in the Miami, Florida area, and me being on Sprint 3G on I-81 in Virginia. Tango took advantage of the forward-facing cameras both in my friend’s iPhone 4 as well as in my HTC Evo.
Overall the experience was quite impressive. If you have either an iPhone or Android phone, download the free Tango app and give it a try.
One really strange quirk with Android phones is that there can be two phone books – the “phone” phone book and the Gmail phone book. Tango relies exclusively on the “phone” Android phone book, so keep that in mind when looking for and/or setting up contacts to work with Tango.
Cover a huge amount of ground tonight, there are some real gems in amongst the regular content as well that I talk about that are not in the show notes so listen in to not miss anything. It is great to be back in Hawaii with nothing on my travel agenda. I had a great time with the meet-up in Rochester where we talked shop and where I shared some of the plans for this show going forward.
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