What are the best Video Apps for iPhone
With video calling becoming more and more popular nowadays and a lot of apps getting developed to let you place video calls over the Internet for free, it would be very nice to take advantage of this technology
If you are an iPhone user, video calls can be enjoyed with a video call app installed on your device. And besides, it will always be better to see the person you are talking to compared to just listening to his voice on the phone right?
For just this purpose, we have gathered the seven best video call apps for the iPhone and here they are:
FaceTime is the preinstalled video call app for the iPhone. It works out of the box so you don’t have to set up a special account or screen name to use it. It is also very easy to use. Just tap the FaceTime icon on the options when making calls and you are on your way to having the luxury of seeing the person you talk to on the screen of your device while talking to them.
Not only that, FaceTime also lets you switch to video call even if you are already in the middle of a voice call with just a simple tap. Also, the two cameras of the iPhone are optimized for FaceTime wherein the front-facing camera can be used to present you in the best possible light while the rear-facing camera lets you share what you see with it.
Skype is considered as the undisputed leader in terms of video calling and is now available on the iPhone. All you need to do is install the Skype app on your iPhone and you can already make free Skype-to-Skype video calls to other Skype users over 3G and Wi-Fi.
Not only does Skype let you talk face-to-face to family and friends, it also has the option that allows you to show what you are seeing using the front and rear-facing cameras of your iPhone.
In addition, it also allows you to enjoy video calls with other Skype users using a wide array of devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, other compatible mobile phones, PCs, Macs or Skype-enabled TVs.
Fring is also one app that lets you do video calls from your iPhone. Oh, and it’s not just simple video calls, by the way. The good thing about fring is that it lets you video call with 3 other friends all at the same time. In short, fring gives you the capability to do a group video call. With the group video call, up to 4 participants can jam, reunite, sing, dance or whatever it is they enjoy doing best when they are together.
In addition, by automatically and continuously adjusting your video call quality to match your connectivity with the use of DVQ (Dynamic Video Quality), fring gives you the best video and audio quality be it on 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi.
Tango is another video call app for the iPhone that is really useful. Aside from its easy to use interface, it brings you free, high-quality video calls over 3G and Wi-Fi. With Tango, you can use the front-facing camera of your iPhone to show yourself or switch to the rear-facing camera to show the things around you.
However, before you can take full advantage of Tango, you need to register and create an account. However, only your phone number and email address are required so registration is very easy.
The app is also very intuitive. Once installed, Tango periodically scans your address book for information about your contacts who have installed the app in their devices and automatically adds the details to the Tango address book for easy access.
Even though Google hasn’t joined the fray yet in terms of video call apps, Vtok lets Google Talk video chat users connect with their friends from the comfort of their iPhones. With Vtok installed on your iPhone, you can make free video calls to all your Google contacts when they use Google Video Chat on their Macs and PCs or when they use Vtok on their mobile devices.
Once activated, Vtok hooks into Google Talk and gives you a list of contacts that are available for video chat. Also, calls can be made on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
6. Yahoo! Messenger
With Yahoo!’s recent release of its latest update, the Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 app now gives you the capability to connect to all your IM friends and make video calls to everyone on your Yahoo! Messenger account.
With the welcome addition of video calling to Yahoo! Messenger 2.0, the app becomes more useful especially if you are looking for a quick way to visually connect with friends.
Not only with iOS to iOS can you make video calls with Yahoo! Messenger 2.0, calls can also be made either from iOS to PC, and iOS to Android devices.
Though still not available for your iPhone (but will soon be according to their website), ooVoo is another video call app that is anticipated by iPhone and iOS device users.
ooVoo offers Web-based ooVoo to ooVoo video calls. Oh, and it also handles 6-way video calling where six people can video chat with each other all at the same time making for a very dynamic and robust experience. 6-way video calling? I guess looking at 5 other people on the screen of your iPhone while talking to them can lead to some serious eye-strain but I say, “The more, the merrier!”
In addition to that, not only does ooVoo allow you to chat with more than one person, it also allows you to save those memories by letting you upload them to YouTube and FaceBook.
There you go folks. Now you have the seven best video call apps for your iPhone. With any of these apps installed on your iPhone, you can already start making video calls on your iPhone instead of just voice calls.
Not only do these apps let you see the person you are talking to, they are also a big help in saving money from your wireless bill because video calls, unlike their voice counterpart, are free.