Email services like Gmail for one–along with pretty much every other Google service. Of course, with all respect to Skype, they have a lower-stakes platform than some, which allows them to attempt such an approach.
But imagine if GCal deactivated a reminder to your phone just because you had your calendar open on your work computer, while you, having forgotten your meeting with your boss, were pulling off a bang-bang over an extended lunch. Missing a face-to-face because of a craving for Korean BBQ tacos is another.
Indeed, 9 times out of 10, a solution like Skype’s may solve our problem with constant notifications.
The app is available free for Windows PCs from Tango’s website.
Although several other video chat apps exist already for smartphones—Fring and Qik among them—rare is the service that allows PC-to-smartphone or PC-to-tablet video chat.
The biggest challenge for Tango, I think, will be to overcome the name recognition and widespread use of Skype.
Tango’s plan is to get on new devices faster, with software updates every two weeks to ensure compatibility.Facebook integration would be nice, but Eric Setton, Tango’s co-founder and chief technical officer, told Techland that it’s not a high priority right now.At the moment, the company is focused on monetizing, and plans to launch a premium version of the service by year-end.What's weird is it's a video call, from someone using Duo, Google's video chat app available today for i OS and Android.I probably know this person, because they'd need my number to make the call.All of your other devices will remain blissfully silent.