In an industry first, hardware manufacturer Polycom has announced the first social media chat app that works across multiple platforms, combining the user’s Facebook, gTalk, and Skype contacts. The user can invite his or her friends to video chat simply by dragging and dropping their friends’ screen names into a chat box, and the recipient can click to join without even downloading software.
The free version of the app supports up to three participants and screen sharing. The price of the premium app has not yet been announced. The app will come bundled with the newest HD webcams from HP.
Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Polycom President of Products and Services, said, “Collaborating with HP’s webcams, we’re bridging apps and media to make it easy for people to come together face-to-face in high-definition.”
Source: Press Release
About Polycom: Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform
About HP: Founded by Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939, HP is the world’s largest IT company, serving over one billion customers in 170 countries.