Jun 04 AT 2:46 PM Clark Wimberly 22 Comments

ooVoo, multi-party cross-platform HD video chat

At Uplinq, while walking the floor of the Mobile Innovations Showcase we ran across the team from ooVoo giving live demos of their multi-party video chat capabilities (and doing so over LTE in a crowded conference hall, I might add). Not only did the app perform admirably on a mobile handset (we tested on a Samsung Droid Charge), but ooVoo also had a full desktop application on display, ala Skype. Combined with the fact that they just launched on iOS, it appears we might be looking at the new king of mobile video chat (or at least a prince).

Check the video below to hear the presentations direct from the show floor:

Currently ooVoo offers the ability to connect up to 6 users in a single chat session (though only 3 for free, check the pricing) and are planning to up that number to 12 soon. They’ve also just signed on Snoop Dogg as their celebrity spokesperson, which means nothing to the video chat really, except that they’ve got a hilariously awesome marketing department.

While ooVoo seems to be quickly picking up steam, the app is still only available to certain handsets. At the time of writing, the Market page lists official support for the following devices: HTC EVO 3G & 4G, Samsung Epic, Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0, T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, Dell Streak 5, Nexus S and the Galaxy S 4G. ooVoo launched first on Android and claims that Android is the flagship platform. They say they’ve got expanded tablet support coming soon.


The ooVoo guys asked if I use video chat for business much and I had to admit that I don’t, so I wanted to ask for some reader input. How many of you are video chatting on a regular basis? It’s an often talked about feature but I don’t really know anyone that uses it that much. If you are a heavy user, what is your app of choice?

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://Website thaghost

    I would like to use it more but I only have 15 contacts who have video chat and most of them have ios so they didn’t have oovoo. I use oovoo on my Tab but it doesn’t work on my g2x.

  • http://Website daking

    i have a Nexus S 4G, and it allowed me to download it ala market, but when I run it, it says my device isnt supported. apparently Nexus S > Nexus S 4G T_T

  • http://Website VKG

    It isn’t listed here or in the market, but the Thunderbolt is working properly with no bugs, so I think its supported.

    • http://Website nw

      Yep works perfectly fine on my thunderbolt I wonder why they don’t have it listed hmmm…….???

  • http://Website Daniel

    To me this app is the most obnoxious I have ever seen,this is why….I installed it on my Dell Streak 5 it does not stop pop up on tbe notification bar,there is no way to close/kill it.
    It got even worse when Dell released the last update that included the nasty app….all the time on the notification and I did not bother to sign in.
    Thank god we can root the devices and completely remove it.It also uses a lot of resources on pcs.

  • http://Website jeremy

    I use oovoo to video chat with my family when away on business trips. Works great between my Galaxy Tab 7 and my PC. Only option that allowed me to video chat from mobile to PC. Highly recommend.

  • http://punmobile.net punzz

    sadly it wont work on my phone, but it is a record to have many chat in one apps

  • http://Website giorgio

    I used it from my HTC Evo to the home computer to video chat with my kids and it’s amazing the only app that make video shat from phone to pc

  • http://www.techshek.com Aleena

    Very nice sharing. I will get this app as early as possible.

  • http://Website Robert

    The article shows a droid charge, but it says not supported when i try to use it!!!! WTF?

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      That was the phone they were using on the show floor. They might still be rolling support out for that model.

    • http://Website Edmund

      i know, bullshit

  • http://Website Adryan

    HEY i remember oovoo from the big android party at SXSW in austin. I looked for their application after they showcased it. And now i know where they werer

  • http://Website JGreene

    I tried this on my evo 4g with gingerbread to my brothers iphone 4 and the video quality was horrible! not sure if this is cause of gingerbread or what but it was very bad.

  • http://Website Tonedabone

    I love the app, but eats up battery on my HTC EVO-4G too quickly. Don’t know if anyone else has this issue… I should mention rooted , running Cyan
    @JGreene ..I ran it from my EVO to my wife’s laptop, and video and audio was pretty darn good.

  • Kinslayer

    Snoop Dogg used it to call his daughter the other day!!!


  • http://Website Victoria

    When will the ooVoo app work on my Evo 3D?

    • http://Website Nicholas

      Thats what i’m saying ive been itching to try out the front camera.

  • http://Website andre

    Why isn’t the nexus s 4g supported

  • Christine

    I have the Droid Incredible 2 and The picture does not show up when i try to video chat w/ my hubby who has the same phone! WHY?!

  • mahmoud reza

    Hi I want to whete can I found oovoo programme for htc android mobile?

  • http://website romilson do espirito santos martins

    quanto qe oovoo ….. vc resp bom