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Skype Qick - Video Messaging That's Simple As Text

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Skype releases a new app for all smartphones platform: Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, which aims to replace to some level text messaging, by allowing you to quickly send to people in your contact list short message videos (42sec long max).

 

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The app allows you to dynamically and quickly switch between front view and back view camera from a tap on a button for your message.

If the person that receiving the message doesn't have the app, they'll get a SMS message.

 

Videos recorded can be used for later on, or multiple times.

 

 

 

The Verge says:

 

Skype Qik is truly quick. You swipe down from the home screen of the app and you’re thrown immediately into the video interface where you can freely switch between front- and rear-facing smartphone cameras while you’re recording. There’s no preview or waiting for the video to process, it just sends immediately to a friend or a group of friends you have set up. You have 42 seconds to record, a subtle nod to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and video is sent in a square format to recipients. Microsoft thought about adding text-messaging options, but Sierra explains that the company wanted to stay focused solely on video messaging. "The point of this is to have video conversations, especially with groups of people." It’s also built entirely for mobile. There’s no tablet version of Skype Qik, or even PC or Mac clients, it’s available only for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

 

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/14/6973625/skype-qik-video-messaging-features

 

 

Download:

Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/skype-qik/e145af3f-2aab-4e78-8699-ce948e26d27f

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.android.qik

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype-qik/id893994044

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Please don't be bad as current skype  :)

 

I love the idea 

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Soooo vine but to be social instead of viral?

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This is interesting, however, I think something like this already exists. But thanks anyway @GoodBytes.

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Nope. What wrong with text messaging? Its easier to read a text than looking at a video.

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Good idea but I won't be able to use it since people I know won't use it or don't know how to use it.

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@GoodBytes it appears in the article they mention both 5 seconds and 42 seconds. I think it is 42 seconds that your message can be.

 

 

You have 42 seconds to record, a subtle nod to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and video is sent in a square format to recipients.

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The idea of simply video messaging won’t appeal to everyone, though, and Microsoft has built a Qik Flik feature that lets users record a five-second video that can be stored and reused in situations where you might not want (or be able) to record a video message.

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Yes. It is 42sec record time. My mistake. I don't have a smartphone to test the app to know.

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So it's a long vine/snapchat but with texting and using skype contacts and has a way to work even if the other doesn't have the app?

 

I'll use it but it doesn't seem as revolutionary as it is expected

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but you can just record a tiny video on your phone and send it anyway

 

in fact if I go into "messaging" on my iphone, there is a button to "record video" and it instantly sends it to the recipient.... 

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bleh, the still need to fix ths skype app for android. That thing is unresponsive, and not smooth at all.

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It seems like an alright idea but poorly executed. They should have just added this to the regular Skype app instead of having you download a new app and then type in your phone number.

 

 

bleh, the still need to fix ths skype app for android. That thing is unresponsive, and not smooth at all.

Oh God yes. It's awful. I sometimes don't get messages on my phone but I do get them on my computer (so when I have the conversation open on my phone and desktop I can see more messages on my desktop). Sometimes it signs me out even though the Skype notification icon is still there (and the app does a complete restart when I press the notification saying I am logged in) and a bunch of other issues. It's barely usable.

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