News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday June 10, 2014.
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Oovoo has finally made the jump to Windows Phone today with the release of its video messaging app. Long available on Android and iPhone, Oovoo is an app that can power group video calls on mobile or desktop clients. Oovoo was one of the many Skype alternatives that rose up as mobile-first options and achieved success by being one of the few apps that worked on both of the major platforms at the time. The app finally raises its mobile count from 2 to 3 after Windows Phone 8 has been available for nearly two years.
Though some potential users elsewhere may have switched to Apple FaceTime or Google Hangout, Oovoo remains a good alternative for group video calls, especially among Windows Phone users. Neither of those apps are available on the platform, though Skype is on all three platforms as well. Oovoo tries to standout by offering a Windows-specific design and HD video calls with up to 12 people. There's even an exclusive component that can "adjust for packet-loss on low-bandwidth video calls" so the video quality will be decent even when network quality is poor. Users can also maintain group chats and share photos or recorded videos within the app, which is available now for free.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.