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Glide – instant video messaging (Free) by Glide is a video chat app that offers more than live video calls. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Initial release: Mar 21, 2013 Price: FREE Size: 14.2 MB Language: English, Hebrew Seller: Glide It’s like Voxer, but for video. When your friends are online, you can have normal video conversations […]

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Glide – instant video messaging (Free) by Glide is a video chat app that offers more than live video calls. download

Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch
Initial release: Mar 21, 2013
Price: FREE
Size: 14.2 MB
Language: English, Hebrew
Seller: Glide

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It’s like Voxer, but for video. When your friends are online, you can have normal video conversations with them as you would with Skype or FaceTime, but when they’re not, your video will be waiting for them to watch and reply to in their own time.

Currently, you can’t use this app unless you have a Facebook account. Once you login with Facebook, you can start having conversations with friends who are already using Glide. You can also invite the ones who aren’t using it yet.

As with most instant messaging apps, you have threads of conversations which can include two or more people. Unlike with regular chat apps, your messages on Glide scroll from left to right. You can send regular text messages, but the focus is on videos.

Glide - instant video messaging - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data

When you open up a conversation, the front-facing camera is activated and ready to record your message, so you’re instantly greeted with the image of your beautiful face.

If the person you’re trying to contact is online, you will be able to have a live video conversation with them, but if not, your video will be waiting for them to enjoy in their own time. It’s worth mentioning that you don’t get a chance to review or edit video messages before they are sent.

Trying to organize a live video conversation can be time-consuming, so although Glide’s approach takes some getting used to, it makes a lot of sense. For a video-centric app, Glide was faster and easier to use than I expected it to be.

Glide - instant video messaging - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data

My only real concern is the fact that you can only use Glide with your Facebook account. Voxer and MessageMe have had issues with their Facebook friend-finding features, so it’s safe to assume that Glide could face similar issues in the near future.

According to Glide’s App Store description, you will be able to use Glide without Facebook soon.

If you enjoy communicating with videos, you’ll love this app. It lets you enjoy video conversations in a more convenient way.

You can get Glide for iPhone free in the App Store.

Glide - instant video messaging - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data

Glide - instant video messaging - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data

Glide - instant video messaging - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data

App Store Description:

★ FEATURED AS NEW & NOTEWORTHY ★

Glide is the world’s first instant video messaging platform, combining the personality of video chat with the convenience of texting.

Broadcast video messages to friends instantly. If they’re available you can chat in realtime – if not they can respond later.

• One tap to broadcast live
• Broadcast videos even if your friends are offline
• No upload or download needed to broadcast or receive messages
• Chat one-on-one or with huge groups of friends
• Messages don’t take up any space on your phone – everything’s saved in the cloud
• View & respond to messages whenever you want
• No limit to the number of messages you can broadcast and receive
• Use text and emoji, even while watching a live broadcast

NOTE: Glide is currently only available for Facebook users. We will be adding other signup options soon.


David Cao

 


One Comment


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    Sarah
     
     
     
     
     

    I have this app and I love it. Like the review said, it just makes sense! And it makes keeping in touch with family who lives overseas a breeze since there is no need to find a time to talk that works for both of us. Highly recommended to anyone who has ever experienced this.





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