SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 6, 2012) - C2Call GmbH, developer of FriendCaller, the world’s first app to support free mobile video chat services across Apple iOS devices including iPhone, iPod touch® and iPad™, Android™-based smart phones and tablets, and the FriendCaller BrowserPhone, today announced that it has achieved 10 million users, doubling its subscriber base in less than a year.
“FriendCaller is currently the only app that supports real-time voice and group video chat across all popular mobile platforms including Apple iOS and Android-based devices, and via the desktop browser and Facebook,” said Michael Knecht, CTO of FriendCaller developer C2Call GmbH. “Recently, FriendCaller became the one-stop app for social communications, offering an enhanced feature set that enables users to share photos, videos and even their location. These advancements, coupled with the simplicity of connecting with friends, family and business colleagues across town, around the globe, or via the Internet has undoubtedly contributed to this considerable jump in our subscriber base.”
Martin Feuerhahn, CEO of FriendCaller, said, “10 million users is a significant milestone for us, and we are proud to have doubled the number of FriendCaller users in less than a year. As a token of appreciation to our users for making FriendCaller their ‘go-to’ app for a complete social communication experience, we will be running a photo contest on our Facebook page, giving away great prizes including the latest smart phones and millions of FriendCaller minutes.”
Through November 22, FriendCaller users are being encouraged to upload a photo conveying the theme “Togetherness” to the FriendCaller Facebook page. Submissions with the most “likes” on Facebook will win a grand prize of an iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, Nokia X3 Smartphone, or calling credits for FriendCaller minutes. Additionally, users who participate in the contest by “liking” the submissions will be entered to win FriendCaller minutes. Contest rules and information are available at FriendCaller on Facebook or via the FriendCaller Blog.
C2Call uses unique and complex algorithms that leverage a patented, cloud-hosted technology to provide users with complete social communication experience. Some of the unique features that are currently unavailable with other mobile calling apps include HD video chat for the iPhone 5 and new iPod touch, with support for up to seven participants and the capability to add up to 20 participants in a voice-only chat, a real phone number, photo and video sharing, location sharing, Text Messaging (SMS), Browser Phone, Caller-ID, CallMe-Links, and video calling. FriendCaller also offers multi-lingual support for the English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Chinese languages.
C2Call is the first company to offer free cloud hosted video and voice calls without the need to download software. C2Call’s FriendCaller is the first free multi-point video calling app to work across all desktop browsers and smart phone platforms. CEO Martin Feuerhahn and CTO Michael Knecht founded C2Call in 2008. Investors in C2Call include Bill Draper, an early Skype investor.
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