For those of you who are big into the whole video communication trend, which currently see’s Skype and Facetime as two of the top dogs for in the field, you will be pleased to know that another up and coming application called Tango has evolved on to the personal computer market.
From Tango’s humble beginnings as a free mobile application, Tango will bring its free service to the PC later this summer, and allow users to use their video service to Tango between Windows based PC’s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, iPad and Android based tablets and mobile phones. In general, this means that you will be able to chat to people, no matter what platform you are running on your PC, or smartphone. Neat huh?
Tango are one of the latest in a long line of small businesses gone big due to the massive growth in mobile applications since the birth of the smartphone. Currently, Tango has a staggering 18 million users spread over 190 countries worldwide and have seen one million new users every two weeks since its launch on September 30, 2010.
The video communications company is also setting their goals high and say that they want to reach the goal of getting 100 million customers by this time next year. They intend to do this with the new Tango video service for PC, where you can see the first public demo at the FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado.
The registering process is said to be simplified compared to other video based communication tools that are currently available too. As Tango is foremost designed for mobile phone use, no username or password will be required to login. All you will need is your mobile number and you are ready to Tango. They also say that Tango will automatically find people you know, which makes life a hell of a lot easier than remembering emails, usernames, and trawling through hundreds, if not thousands of people with the same name.
It seems that the only way is up for a company like Tango. The market for respectable video-to-video, PC-to-mobile communication systems is very limited, but it seems that they have taken the bull by its horns and have closed the $42 million Series B round of funding that enables the company to put its product on the map much more faster and efficiently.
The investment is lead by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who was also one of the first investors for what we now know as Skype, and after having previous experience in that field, will know where the future lies with Tango.
For more information regarding Tango for PC and mobile, check out their website at www.tango.me where you can sign up for the PC version that will be available this summer. You can also download and check out the application for iPhone and Android devices.
Have you used Tango? Remember it is a free download, so if you haven’t, check it out and see if you prefer it to other video communications tools out there.