Non-FaceTime video chatting

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jmconway, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. jmconway macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I didn't see anything. Are there any apps out yet that make use to the front camera for video chatting?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure it is coming, but there is nothing yet.
     
  3. nitemare macrumors regular

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  4. jmconway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did see that, but I'm looking for something that would allow me to video chat with people on the computer too, not just iPhone to iPhone. Ideally I'd like to be able to video chat from my phone with someone on the computer. Should've been more specific. Thanks for your suggestion all the same.
     
  5. Ipadq macrumors member

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    Fring? Haven't tried using fring for face time like chat on our iPhone 4's but fring worked well with our Evos' front facing cams.
     
  6. Briview macrumors regular

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    Supposedly, FaceTime is an open concept, so its APIs are available to developers for use. While it will remain the only official source of i4-to-i4 vChatting, in a few weeks, we hope to see a Skype or a Fring that expands such availabilities.
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I doubt Skype will have that anytime soon. They are really slow in adding new features.
     
  8. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    Fring has an update out today that does video chat. So far, I'm not too impressed. Facetime looks a lot better.
     
  9. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure FaceTime is better but at least we have a way to video chat with computer and EVO users for now.
     
  10. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    I had a brief video chat with my 7 year old daughter, with her on Skype on her computer. She asked, "Mom, why do you look so funny? What's wrong?" She's used to video chatting with my on Fring on my Evo. I'm not sure what's wrong with the video quality that makes me look different on the iPhone than it did with the Evo.
     
  11. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    So the Fring update allows you to video chat from iPhone 4 to a computer?
     
  12. Orioles Magic macrumors newbie

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    Still waiting on multitasking. Hell, still waiting on push notifications.
     
  13. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, through Skype.

     

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