FlashTime to bring Video Calls on Android phones

by Abhishek on July 21, 2010 · 0 comments

Filed in: Android,Concept,Launches,News,Preview

Apple blasted everyone with FaceTime, (a free video calling service that works on iPhone 4 – iPhone 4).  Now its Adobe’s turn, Adobe AIR demo is already created some Buzz all around- In one of the demos it shows how Android phones can be used for user-to-user video calls, that means it should work on any Android device unlike FaceTime which only works on iPhone 4. This App was made by Mark Doherty, Adobe’s Flash Platform Evangelist for mobile. He said that, the app is not officially supported by the company and is rather a demonstration to developers that Adobe’s AIR platform for Google’s Android can be used to make video calls. Existing apps not associated with Adobe, such as Fring and Skype, already allow some Android phones to video chat. He built it using an upcoming release of AIR 2.5.

This App was originally named “FlashTime” but the name was changed later on. Doherty has also posted the demo video on flashmobileblog, but unfortunately it is password protected. He doesn’t plan to release the app as a product, but he said he will open-source the code. He expects the code to be stable and finished by next week…



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