Windsor Firm Launches New Video Chat App

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Windsor Star/Grace Macaluso

Windsor-based WeCam Inc., launched Wednesday a video chat application that lets users discover and connect with like-minded people anywhere in the world, the company said.

The ” socially-integrated WebRTC app lets users connect with Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and uses its patent-pending matching algorithm to sort through social media data to find compatible matches across social networks,” the company said in a statement.

Advanced search features also let users sort by age, gender, relationship status, location and interests, so you can find exactly who you’re looking for quickly and easily, the company said. WeCamTM also boasts location-aware features that let users see who’s online and who’s nearby at any given time. Future releases will include the ability to connect additional social networks and video calling for up to four  users on one screen.

Unlike other chat applications, WeCamTM offers a host of innovative features leveraging OpenTokTM, a real-time video communications platform from TokBox Inc., a division of Telefónica Digital, the company said.

“WeCamTM was established to be a leader in the space of mobile video calling and communications using WebRTC,” said Rob Whent, WeCam Inc. president and. “We have made investments over the last year that have resulted in a world-class product. The choice to utilize WebRTC and the OpenTokTM platform to power our app has proved to be invaluable.”

WeCamTM comes at a time of  “heightened interest in online chat applications,” Whent added.  “A location aware, socially integrated app that lets users connect with video via a crossplatform  app is the future of video calling.”

The WeCamTM app is now free to download and is available worldwide through the App Store and Google Play.