Which free webservice allows users of different video chat clients to talk?

Drsunil V November 27, 2013

Which free webservice allows users to video chat through any client on their system? For example, one user would send video talk invitation to another user through a URL which on clicking would trigger any video talk client installed on both users’ systems ( in one user it can be Skype and in another user it can be ooVoo or if no client on PC then directly on webpage, one user on webpage another user on skype )

  1. Ben R
    November 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    skype forever! and no other apps or services needed

  2. Craig S
    November 28, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Just through envisioning the concept from a programming standpoint, some bridge between Skype and ooVoo (especially web-based) is a very grim possibility. Each application has its own protocol, each application has been released in a slew of different versions that would need to be checked through this service, etc. It'd be a mess and I am pretty confident that something like this doesn't exist (and probably won't exist any time soon).

    Do you ask this because you're attempting to video chat with someone on a different device than from what you're on (as in, if they were on an iPhone and you were on a desktop PC)? I think the most reliable solution here would be to find a web-based video chat service that is compatible with each user's device (which would limit you away from Flash applications for some iDevice users).

    The good news is, there are a lot of solutions in this field. You should have no problem finding dozens by just querying Google for a search term like "browser video chat" or similar.