FaceTime 'competitor' Tango for iPhone (and review) -3G/Wireless & Android too

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by samcraig, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    Just downloaded it
    I will let you know my experience once girlfriend wakes up and I can test it out

    Thanks for the heads up
     
  2. Trat macrumors regular

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    Hmm, makes me wonder why we still haven't seen a new Skype version with front camera support.
     
  3. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    Video chatting over a cellular network definitely a plus. I'll wait for some reviews though. Thanks for the link!
     
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the heads up on this app, just sent my wife and a few friends an invite. Will test it out later and see how it looks.
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well the App is free.. but feel free to wait. I'm waiting for one of my friends to download it to test...
     
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    May have to try it! Looks like you can use with any smart phone, I like that!
     
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  9. Kevio macrumors regular

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    I don't have anyone to test it out with. If anyone else has the same problem, add me. kevio2005@gmail.com
     
  10. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    just tried it out - iphone to iphone. not bad, even over 3g. waiting for one of my android friends to download.
     
  11. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like Knocking Live Video, which has been out for quite some time, to me.
    I use Knocking live withe friends on android, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, etc. for some time. Its pretty neat to.

    Since they both do the same thing, not sure how they'd stack up side by side.
     
  12. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Is knocking live now two way? When I first got it (rarely used) it was only one way - one could show video - the other could receive.
     
  13. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I wish their was a desktop version of Tango. That would be awesome. Even better would be a mobile Google Voice/Video Chat that could communicate with its desktop version.
     
  14. Alisstar macrumors 6502

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    I just tried Tango. The video calls are pretty good, even over 3G. Only downside I noticed is that the app is very power-hungry.
     
  15. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    I invited a few people to Tango. They set up their accounts right in front of me and they don't show up in my contact lists. App is useless...
     
  16. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    I just tried it out and seems to be very buggy
    I could see my girlfriend on the other end and she also seen herself on the screen. She couldn't see me at all.
     
  17. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i'm not sure how tango recognizes other users, but it must be through either the email or phone they provide. make sure that you have all the pertinent info from you friends. sometimes, people use an odd email address just for signing up for things like this.
     
  18. Alisstar macrumors 6502

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    The app isn't useless. You're just impatient.

    Remove the app from the dock and run it again. Then wait about 10 seconds. You then should see them pop up.
     
  19. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. They all used the emails that were already saved in my phone.
     
  20. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    Impatient? I downloaded it at 11AM this morning. I re downloaded it at 1PM. People are right in front of me signing on and none of us see each other. Not sure how much more patient I can be.
     
  21. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    strange. all my buds popped up instantly.
     
  22. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    Could it be because of low service. We all have one or 2 bars at work.
     
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