Android Market is hot these days. Every other company is in rush to develop supporting apps for this platform. This time it was Yahoo’s turn to hop in. Yahoo is prepping a new mobile app release for Android and iPhone. It is expected that Yahoo would be bringing video calls feature over Wi-Fi through this app. If Yahoo brings this app to market then it would definitely challenge Apple FaceTime on iPhone. Yahoo’s plans were slipped by David Katz, Yahoo’s VP of Mobile for the Americas region.
Yahoo App To Support Mobile To PC Video Call
According to Katz, this Yahoo app is yet-to-be-approved, it will be free for users, would work over Wi-Fi and carrier networks and this app would provide video calling facility through Yahoo Messenger from mobile to mobile or mobile to PC. If this is the case then, Yahoo app would definitely supersede iPhone FaceTime which is limited for iPhone users only and also its calling feature is limited over Wi-Fi. Moreover, Yahoo app would be coming with more features as well.
Although there are already two video calling applications available for iPhone platform named Fring and Tango. So for iPhone Yahoo won’t be that out of control but for Skype it may create some comfortless environment. It seems that Yahoo would be positioning its Messenger as VoIP client; a viable option for Skype. If Yahoo would be able to implement what they are planning to then it would definitely bring a revolutionary change to call feature available on mobiles. The only problem is, bringing high quality video calls between mobiles and PCs won’t be that easy.