|[August 07, 2014]
Glide for iPhone Gets a Fresh New Look
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
the pioneer in video texting, today released Glide 2.0 for iPhone (News - Alert), the
most significant update of the instant video messaging app since it
debuted on iPhone in April 2013.
Glide, the world's first and only instant video messenger, makes communication much faster and simpler than sending a video message as an attachment, and more convenient than video calling. (Photo: Business Wire)
Glide is the world's first and only instant video messenger. The
company's proprietary, patent-pending streaming video technology lets
users send and receive video messages instantaneously. The moment a user
taps record, the video message is simultaneously broadcast live to
recipients and stored to the cloud for on-demand viewing at any time.
This approach makes communication much faster and simpler than sending a
video message as an attachment, and more convenient than video calling.
As a result, chats no longer need to be scheduled in advance and users
don't have to wait until their friends are available to start a
"When we debuted Glide last year, our goal was to make messaging more
convenient and expressive than ever before," aid Adam Korbl, Chief
Product & Marketing Officer of Glide. "Our users rapidly adopted this
new behavior, which they refer to as 'video texting'. Already, the
average daily message sender on Glide records over 10 video messages per
The most noticeable improvements in Glide 2.0 for iPhone are the new
simplified and sleek user interface, and these highly demanded features:
Tabbed navigation - Users will find three simple-to-navigate
tabs: Friends, Chats, and More.
Last Active - In the Friends tab, users can see when their
friends were last active.
Group naming - Users can add distinct names to personalize and
better identify group chats.
Video message sharing - Users can easily forward messages to
other chats or share beyond Glide via email/SMS or social networks.
User profiles - Users can create personal profile pages where
others can add them as Friends or engage directly in 1-to-1
"85% of the millions of Glide messages sent each day are videos and our
engagement and retention metrics have more than doubled since launch,"
added Korbl. "We see continued growth as we further refine the product
based on user feedback. Glide 2.0's stunning new design and host of
fresh features will make the app even more delightful to use. We can't
wait to see how our users react to this major update!"
Download Glide 2.0 for iPhone at http://goo.gl/niox9g.
Founded in May 2012, Glide is the brainchild of Ari Roisman, Jonathan
Caras and Adam Korbl - three young entrepreneurs who live thousands of
miles away from their family and friends. Frustrated by the difficulties
keeping in touch across time zones, the trio created a new way to
communicate instantly using video. Glide is 100% free and available for
iOS and Android (News - Alert).
For more information, please visit www.glide.me
or find Glide on Twitter (News - Alert) (@GlideApp)
or Facebook (News - Alert) (https://www.facebook.com/glideme).
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