SightSpeed Inc. is developing an easy-to-use, no-download version of its video chat service, called â€œSightSpeed Light,â€ that will run on a variety of online social networks, including those based on Googleâ€™s forthcoming OpenSocial platform.
SightSpeed developers are creating the application using Adobe Flash, making SightSpeed Light simple to integrate on a variety of platforms and enhancing its accessibility and usability.
Furthermore, in anticipation of greater opportunities for cross-application collaboration through OpenSocial, SightSpeed is inviting other developers who are building new applications with Googleâ€™s APIs to work with SightSpeed to create a fully immersed video experience within the applications they are developing.
SightSpeed Light will offer free video chat and integrated video mail between members of the same social network or anywhere on the Web. Because itâ€™s built entirely using Flash, SightSpeed Light will work on any computer through any standards-based Web browser, with no downloads or installation required. Chatting with friends using videoâ€”and recording and sending them video messagesâ€”will literally be one click away.
SightSpeed plans to implement SightSpeed Light on MySpace, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, Plaxo, Orkut, Hi5 and many other OpenSocial social networking sites.
Originally posted on January 8, 2008 @ 10:50 am