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Who is Oovoo’s Competition?

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One of Oovoo’s main competitors is Skype.  Skype is web based service that provides video chat and voice call services.  This service also allows for  users to exchange digital images, texts and videos. Skype was first released in 2003, and as of August 2015, it boast an estimated 300 million active members.  It utilizes the “freemium” model, where much of the services are free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to make calls to a landline or mobile number.  This web based service allows users to communicate over Wi-Fi by voice using a microphone, by video using a webcam, and by instant messaging.  Skype is available for Apple smartphones and tablets, Windows smartphones and tablets, Microsoft Windows, Android, and Blackberry.  Unique features on Skype include:

  • Conference calls, video chats, and screen sharing for up to 25 people at a time
  • Option to call contacts on Skype through Siri voice commands
  • Ability to incorporate Mojis into conversations

Since it’s initially release, Skype has continued to evolve and release updates.  There will be a new major release in the coming months for Windows 10.  Because of it’s high quality videos, unique translation and bot capabilities, superior functional capabilities across numerous platforms, Skype continues to be one of Oovoo’s number one competitors.

 

Who’s using Oovoo?

According to  oovoo.com,  their mostly millennial audience is what sets them apart from their competitors. There are some interesting facts on Oovoo’s website regarding the demographics of their users.  Of the over 150 million users:

  • 65% of the users are under 25 years of age
  • Their terms of service states a minimum age of 13 years old
  • 53% of users are female
  • 47% of users are male
  • users are in 130 different countries

The ease of installing the app and the free cost appeals to younger people.  They are also drawn to being able to have video parties with up to twelve of their friends at one time, and send photos, videos, and other media content on one application.

What is Oovoo?

Did you say you aren’t using Oovoo?  Well, you should feel out of the loop considering more than 150 million people worldwide are using this social media app to stay connected. Since it’s launch in 2014,   Oovoo has become one of the most popular messaging apps among millennials, and has reinvented the video chat experience.  The Oovoo app supports high quality free video chats for up to twelve people at a time, unlimited free voice calls, free text messaging and video messaging, and free screen share. Users find it easy to have video parties and group hangouts, send photos, videos, and other media content, and even organize study groups.  Innovative feature the the offers include: video call effects including filters available during video calls, a one-tap access from your home screen to access to your “Fab 5” contacts, a one-touch screen sharing feature, and a new face recognition feature that reads human emotions.  Additionally, there is a “Me”screen which displays all of the videos and photos that you have shared, along with your text status updates.  Furthermore, a “Friends” screen displays videos, photos, and text status updates shared by your friends. The app is free and easy to install, which makes it appealing to the children,teens, and college age students.  After initially installing the app, users are sign into or create a new account.  Users have the option to create accounts through social media profiles such as Facebook and Twitter.  Once you are logged in, Oovoo will import your contacts from your device.  Additionally, Oovoo has an advanced friend finder feature that searches Oovoo, Facebook,  Twitter, Gmail, and WhatsApp  to add friends.  The default privacy setting are set to “public”, so that you can interact with people you don’t know, but you can change that option so that you can just interact with your friends.  The app is powered by  cloud-based technology, which supports all platforms including IPhones, IPads, Android mobile phones and tablets, and PCs.

Want to be cool? Download Oovoo, and join the nearly 100,000 users joining daily!