Video: Facetime vs Tango
Last updated: May 13, 2015
FaceTime is a video calling software application and related protocol developed by Apple for supported mobile devices running the iOS, in addition to Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher. FaceTime is supported on any iOS device with a forward-facing camera. Facetime alternatives for business are GoToMeeting, Skype for Business.
Tango is a free mobile video communications service that allows you to connect with friends and family to conveniently capture and share life’s every day moments. Tango works on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and all Android 2.1 or later phones and tablets over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, giving you the ultimate flexibility in how, where and with whom you communicate.
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2011 - Modern Interfaces: Tango for Windows to stand out over Facetime
One of the Skype competitors, which appeared as a result of the growing mobile video chat popularity, Tango - has released an app for windows-desktops today. Previously, it worked only on smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android. This is certainly good news for those who use Tango, but for us another thing is more interesting. The fact is that Tango's windows-interface looks exactly like iPhone. Can you imagine what we have come to? Not so long ago the first mobile devices on Windows Mobile copied desktop interface (with icons and Start menu), so that people understood how to work with them. And now developers create desktop interfaces looking like mobile apps to make them more familiar for users. Of course, it's too early to talk about the Post-PC era, but the mobile devices can play on an equal footing with desktops.