NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social video chat has now officially gone live across every major platform as ooVoo today announced the availability of its free video chat service on the iOS platform for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads. Shortly after its launch, the app shot up to become one of iTunes' top ten free apps and the number one social networking app ahead of Facebook, Skype and Twitter.
Unlike most alternative video chat offerings, ooVoo users can now make video chat calls between up to six users from PC to iPhone, to Android phones and tablets, to Mac to any browser regardless of the platform and device they are using.
The social video chat revolution.
Whether for work or play, ooVoo's network has been expanding at a record pace this year. Most notably, ooVoo users are transforming the video chat category by turning the traditional one-on-one video chat call into a social experience. Through extended group calls, video sharing, watching TV and listening to music while ooVooing, ooVoo users are fostering a new way to connect – and live – spontaneously:
- 44 percent of ooVoo users have or plan to watch TV with someone while on ooVoo
- 30 percent of ooVoo users use ooVoo to view and share YouTube videos
- 70 percent of ooVoo's Facebook fans meet new people on the ooVoo network
- ooVoo users on average have 42 live video friends on the ooVoo network
"It's clear that ooVoo users are defining the social video category using ooVoo to move beyond one-to-one video calls. Instead, ooVoo users are ushering in a new form of communication allowing more people to connect in more places, on more devices and share more experiences," said Philippe Schwartz, CEO of ooVoo. "The iOS launch furthers our mission of providing a cutting edge, hipper mobile and video chat service allowing for more simultaneous users on every platform – Android, PC, Mac, the Web, and now iOS."
ooVoo Brand Growth.
Overall, 2011 has been a year of exponential growth for ooVoo (http://www.oovoo.com). The service's user base grew to more than 26 million, adding users at a run rate of two million new users per month. Nielsen NetRatings ranks ooVoo as the fastest growing communications app for PCs*. ooVoo currently has over one million Facebook fans, making it one of the strongest technology brands on Facebook. With the ability to seamlessly import contacts from other video chat services, ooVoo makes it easy for new users to join the ooVoo social chat experience.
*Source: Nielsen NetRatings, past 12 months Feb. 2011.
Based in New York, ooVoo (www.oovoo.com) provides a high quality, video chat to more than 26 million users worldwide. Over 60% of ooVoo users are under 24, and 50% have reported meeting new people on ooVoo, using the service for social video. ooVoo's cloud-based technology enables consumers and businesses to experience real-time video calls on PCs, Macs and mobile devices with up to six users simultaneously. Product features include high-resolution video, desktop sharing, instant message chat, video recording, file sharing and phone calling to landlines and cell phones.