FaceFlow Profiles Are Now Launched

For the past several weeks, we’ve been working on something that a lot of users have been requesting for a while–a personal profile.  Your profile allows you to share information with others, as well as learn more about other people. For example, here’s my profile.

As many people use FaceFlow to meet new people, the profiles will make this a lot more efficient, as you can easily browse profiles and become friends with people who seem interesting.

For those of you who use FaceFlow solely to communicate with friends, family or colleagues and don’t wish to meet new people, your profile is simply set to “private”, like this one.

What’s upcoming

We’ve been paying close attention to what our users want, and the thing that always comes up is the addition of “entertaining stuff”, whether it’s between friends or strangers. With that said, we decided to start developing a multiplayer game that will let you have fun with your friends and other people. Leaderboards will also let us know who the best players are ;)

Don’t forget to fill your FaceFlow profile–add in some of your best photos, and favorite YouTube videos!

Dany Pelletier

Founder, FaceFlow

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Free Calls to Landlines and Mobiles

We are testing out a new landline calling feature, which you can try out at http://www.faceflow.com/freecall/ – it’s completely free.

If the service works great and people love it, we will work on implementing it in the FaceFlow application.

Try it out!

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Upcoming FaceFlow Features (They’ll be awesome)

It has been a while since our last blog post . We are working hard on a set of new features with our goal in mind of providing you the best “real-time” communication service.

A critical aspect about a good communication and video conferencing service is its accessibility; it has to be accessible from almost anything, anywhere – from your mobile phone, your desktop, and from the Web (which we are currently providing on http://www.faceflow.com).  For whatever reason, you will not always be able to use just 1 platform to communicate with your loved ones. At FaceFlow, we understand that, and this is why we want to make FaceFlow available everywhere. Our desktop application is near completion, you will soon be able to download FaceFlow on your desktop.

Another very important aspect we’re working on is “how much” you can communicate on the service. Being in a video chat seeing and talking to your friends is a good thing, but there are several other aspects of communication that has to be covered. For example; snap a quick picture or video of what you’re doing and share it to specific friends, send audio messages etc. Being able to call land line and mobile phones is also something important that we’re currently working on integrating. Our goal is to provide those real-time communication features that you can enjoy in a beautiful, simple and efficient manner.

With just below half a million members, we are rapidly growing and you can expect to see improvements that will make your FaceFlow experience more enjoyable.

Dany Pelletier
Founder, FaceFlow

 

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New Version with Big Improvements Now in Sight! (February)

We are pleased to announce that the new version of FaceFlow is extremely close to release. Sometimes it’s hard to tell from a user’s perspective, but our dedicated staff is always paying attention to how the website is flowing (no pun intended) and looking for ways to improve the integrity of your experience. Although it’s taking longer than expected to release the new version, it’s critical that we do not sacrifice quality for speed. No bug goes unseen and no opportunity goes ignored!

So what exactly is being changed this time around? While we have to keep things general for now, we can guarantee big improvements are on their way. Our main focus at the moment is on system upgrades – we noticed that some people are dealing with problems involving the video chat connection, and this bug is on the verge of being completely eliminated. There are also numerous issues being dumped on people who have firewalls. Users shouldn’t be penalized for having security on their computers, so we want to narrow down those obstacles as much as possible.

Bug fixes are all fine and dandy, but we want to include something new that the users can enjoy first-hand. Some awesome design improvements will be incorporated into the new version as well, so you can look forward to tangible changes along with the system upgrades.

To put the cherry on top, this version is going to open up a window for the addition of new features in the future. We want to turn FaceFlow into something bigger than it already is, and this release is going to be the initiation of that process. Our platform already stands out from the rest of the video chat websites out there, but that certainly isn’t where it ends for us. The redefining of the concept of video chat itself is on the horizon and you’re already on board to enjoy the experience.

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Random Chat – Not Everything about It Should Be Random

I use webcam chat quite a bit. It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and an even better way to meet new people. My only complaint is that there is a certain touch of randomness to the random chat concept that shouldn’t be random at all, and that’s the quality.

What do I mean? Well, go type “random chat” or “webcam chat” into Google (if you haven’t already). Take a look at that list – gobs and gobs of pages of different video chat services all offering the exact same thing in a randomly bad way.
Honestly, it’s like playing the lottery. Close your eyes and click a link – the smart money says you’ll lose the game. In this case, the goal of the game is to find a webcam chat site that doesn’t stink. Odds are you’ll run into one of or a combination of the following problems:

1). Free doesn’t mean free. It happens all the time – you’ll see an offer for “free video chat” and you can’t help but be interested. Things look promising at first, but soon you’re told that your free time is up and then you’re smacked in the face with a credit card information form. It’s deceiving and a complete waste of your time.

2). Please download and install our free program! Here you go… all you want to do is enjoy some random chat, why not waste some of your computer space while you’re at it? Better yet, go ahead and put yourself at risk for acquiring a virus! That’s exactly how you should enjoy your time online! Oh, wait, not it’s not.

3). Inappropriate behavior tends to plague a lot of the webcam chat sites, especially the ones that promote the random chat feature. Unfortunately, the only reason this type of abuse is consistent is because it goes unchecked. Far too many websites out there don’t bother hiring teams of moderators to keep things safe for their members. If the admins can’t prioritize your safety and privacy, why should you bother signing up for their services? You shouldn’t.

So I digress: Not everything about random chat should be random. Meaning you shouldn’t have to play guessing games with the services you sign up with – constantly wondering what sort of disappointment you’ll be facing the next time around. Video communication services need to either emulate real professionalism and quality or get out of the business.

The good news, however, is that there are some webcam chat sites out there that actually know a thing or two about what their users need and want. They’re out there, but you’ll have to think about what matters to you the most so you can arrive at a reasonable option.  At FaceFlow, our goal is to give you the best possible quality.  Just don’t settle for less!

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