Rumors: FaceTime on other platforms?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by didb, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. didb macrumors member

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    What are the chances of seeing this on e.g. Windows anytime soon? It would really broaden the connections and usefulness of the quite neat piece of app. Anything new on this case?
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Can't see it happening anytime soon myself- Apple has a very closed-door policy. FaceTime was pushed a lot by Apple, particularly with the iPhone 4. Allowing FaceTime on PC, Android etc may cannibalise sales.
     
  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    If they don't keep FaceTime open to non-iOS mobile devices and non-OS X devices, FaceTime will be dead in the water if it isn't already.
     
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  5. didb thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly what I am saying. Even Apple has to eventually realize that their products are only any good if you can use them to connect with others. I mean... how many people do you know that use FaceTime by now? Oh, your friends got Android? Bummer. It's fine for Apple to use it to push their market share for some time, but in the end you have to come out the shell to become valuable in reality.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    We have a winner folks! Exactly and it is free!
     
  7. Stella macrumors 604

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    Apple were going to make the Facetime protocol an open standard. Its up to others to pick it up. Personally, I'm surprised Apple haven't already made a Facetime app for windows.
     
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    This. Rumor has it, they're on with it. But I'm more surprised 3rd party devs haven't got there first.

    I concur.
     
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I've been waiting for an announcement of them opening the standard for a while now but it still hasn't happened. As a cross platform standard I'd definitely be interested in using it but as of now, I can't.
     

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