I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire.
The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera; being able to both make and receive calls. Microsoft browsers Internet Explorer and Edge, will only be able to chat for right now. As a roadmap for the Wire, users will be able to create and leave group conversations as well as block users in the near future.
What are the coolest things about the service is that Communications with Wire are completely encrypted end-to-end. I think this is a function that should have been included with Skype from the very beginning tell me even more so with Google Hangouts.
Make no mistake, wire is a direct competitor to Skype and Google Hangouts. Wire has apps for all the major mobile devices; iOS, Microsoft and Android.
What’s even nicer about wire is after working with open source resources and focusing on interoperability. They’re utilizing the webRTC from Google that helps make the application/service more compatible with browsers that support that standard.
Hopefully, this will help bring a Global Communication standard more into focus so that everyone has the ability to video chat and communicate with a singular agreed-upon communication protocol.
I think everyone agrees that the main problem with video chat applications is their proprietary formats. FaceTime doesn’t work with Skype, and Skype doesn’t work with Google Hangouts, and none of these great services, that have lots of customers, are able to communicate together. It only makes sense for the applications to have it a singular agreed upon communication protocol in the background as a fallback.
Everyone should approve of their policies on privacy. Wire says that they have no ads, no profiling and with the full end-to-end encryption, users can be assured that they’re not being eavesdropped on.
Have you tried Wire; what do you think?