Showing posts with label Tango. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tango. Show all posts

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tango: What it is and how it is different from Skype

With 18 million registered users Tango is growing twice as fast as Skype did during it's first year. Today it is the 6th most popular free social networking App for the iPhone. Tango is a free mobile based video chatting service which is also going to launch it's desktop application sometime this summer. Tango is a cross platform mobile calling device getting ready to launch it's non-mobile platform for windows. Users will be able to access and use Tango across mobile (Android and iOS devices) and non-mobile on your PC. Unlike Apple's FaceTime  Tango works over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, while FaceTime is Wi-Fi only. it works over all Android based devices including mobile and tablets and all Apple devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. The company announced that a mac application isn't too far away. The reason for going windows first was because of the considerably larger user base.

So how does Tango work and how is it different from Skype
1. Tango does video chat - unlike Skype you cannot call landlines and dial numbers. You also cannot accept calls from non-users. Tango is video chat only.
2. Tango is video chat really simple - there is no setup required and n on username and password is required to use the service. All you need to do is to simple add your phone number. Tango then automatically finds others from your address book who are already using the service. A similar feature is going to be offered with the PC version too.
3. Tango keeps a centralized directory of it's users. Unlike Skype which a peer to peer based model of communication. Data moving through end users' devices. 

Please click here to visit the Tango homepage. 

So what are your thoughts on this, please use the comments section below to continue the conversation.

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