Red/Green, an iOS app that launches today, is looking to simplify telling your friends that you’re down to hang out into a simple binary. You set your status to green if you want to chill, and red when you’re busy.
Open-Xchange’s WebRTC-based OX Messenger voice, video and text messaging app will become available from December, the company said on Thursday. As I reported earlier this year, the plugin-free app was developed alongside Dutch VoIP firm Voiceworks. The German company’s OX App Suite tools are mostly for telcos and hosting providers that want to offer customers an alternative to the likes of Google Apps (Hangouts, or Microsoft’s Skype, in this case) though they can also be installed for use in the enterprise. OX Messenger plugs into the rest of the OX App Suite, making it possible to call or message from within email chains, for example. It will also offer calls to regular lines.
It may have disappeared in the rest of the world last year, but MSN/Windows Live Messenger still hung on in China — until now.
The company, which sells Google Apps-rivalling software to telcos and hosting outfits (and offers it all free to the open source crowd), has unveiled OX Drive and a new communications app based on WebRTC technology.
Fleep aims to supplant both instant messaging and email for small businesses and organizations. It’s a busy space, but the team certainly has a promising heritage — and a refreshingly asynchronous approach.
I spent close to a decade using a variety of surveillance tools to spy on, stalk and otherwise monitor my three daughters’ online behavior as teenagers. Am I proud of that? No. But I learned a lot.
Multiprotocol instant messaging app imo.im is getting more vocal. The new iPhone app now supports VoIP calls over cellular and Wi-Fi between imo users. Voice is a tricky business for a startup with no established customer base, but luckily imo already has 700,000 daily users.
Nimbuzz didn’t impress when it launched its VoIP and instant messaging app, but thanks to the evolution of mobile, the company crossed a new milestone: 100 million users. Now that we want to choose where, how and on what device to communicate Nimbuzz’s future sounds good.
Your Facebook or LinkedIn account doesn’t have a phone number, but one day it might if Tyntec has anything to say about it. The German company wants to build a virtual mobile phone into any Web 2.0 service, bridging the gap between over-the-top apps and mobile.