Folks have been using instant messaging on their mobile phones almost as long as there have been mobile phones.
The Skype application on my computer could see that my phone account was logged in and I could initiate a video call.
The call initiated a regular chat, but the video stream remained blank.
Maybe there was something buried in the Skype settings on the desktop app that might have gotten the whole thing working, but in my book if it’s really that complicated to get it to work right, then it doesn’t belong on the list of best mobile video chatting apps.
A few years ago, Grant wrote about Qik, and I wrote about using it to integrate video into your blog.
The truth is, Qik was not only one of the best video streaming apps back then, but it’s also a really cool way to have a video chat with family or friends when you’re on the road.