Paltalk Launches its First Tablet Application; Next Gen Social Group Video Chat on iPad and Android
Enables mobile users to converse with millions of individuals around the world in Paltalk’s video-chat communities
NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Paltalk, a leading social-video group-chat company and the largest global provider of live video chat communities with millions of unique users around the world, has introduced its first tablet application for iPad and Android. Paltalk is unique in that its patented technology enables a potentially unlimited number of individuals to participate in the same video chat room, providing millions of active community users the ability to meet new people through video, audio and text chat from almost any computer or mobile device.
“Paltalk is very focused on bringing exciting new consumer products to market that are differentiated and scalable. This first iteration of our tablet app demonstrates a new approach to user experience, design and consumer value that will improve and extend our existing community,” said Wilson Kriegel, president and chief operating officer of Paltalk. “The opportunity and vision for Paltalk is to merge social discovery, video chat and media content across platforms. And this release is the first of many steps this year that will deliver to users exciting new ways to share and engage with content in social video group conversations.”
The new tablet design, the first product release since Kriegel’s arrival from Zynga, demonstrates the evolution of Paltalk’s focus on its enhanced usability, its unique value proposition – that is, enabling unlimited groups of video chatters to engage around a similar topic – and expert execution. The tablet app carries a sophisticated design familiar to users of the iPad and Android operating systems. Sleek, intuitive and easy to use, Paltalk’s tablet apps allows participants to quickly find content and topics that match their own interests and, within moments, begin chatting face-to-face with groups of like-minded people. New features and updates are already planned for the new tablet application, and will be available for download from the Apple app store and the Google Play store in the coming months.
Tablets are a huge opportunity for Paltalk. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), tablet shipments are expected to grow nearly 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year, forecasted to top 400 million by 2017. http://www.icharts.net/chartchannel/worldwide-tablet-and-pc-forecast-2013q1-units_m3zrwilac
Says Kriegel, “As an ideal entertainment device in terms of streaming and interactive usability, tablets align with the value and usability that the Paltalk platform offers by enabling and merging video chat and content.”
Participants in video chats can now access the Paltalk communities by desktop, web-browser, iOS and Android smartphones and now tablets.
Paltalk tablet app specifications:
* iOS 6+ and Android 4.0+ compatible
* View up to 7 other people’s cams in a room, depending on your device
* Broadcast using your device’s front or back camera
* Works over Wi-Fi and cellular data
* Push notifications for receiving messages when you’re offline
* Cross-compatible with all other Paltalk experiences
* Completely free (except for any carrier data charges)
Paltalk is a leading provider of social video chat in groups. With millions of unique users around the world, its communication platform powers the largest collection of live video chat communities anywhere. Paltalk enables people to meet and interact around topics, interests, content and culture, through free video chat and instant messaging. Paltalk is focused on delivering a cross platform enabling technology entertainment environment to consumers that will drive the next generation of social discovery, video chat and media content.