Camfrog

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Camfrog
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Camfrog Video Chat client
Developer(s) Camshare LLC
Initial release 2003 (2003)
Stable release 6.5.300 / July 11, 2013; 13 months ago (2013-07-11)
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Mobile
Available in Multilingual
Type Online chat
License Proprietary
Website www.camfrog.com

Camfrog is a video chat client created by Camshare LLC first launched in 2003. It was founded by Jon Hundley and Anton Bondar.[1] Camshare claims on their website that it has attracted "over 70 million downloads" though usually you can find no more than 300,000 people online simultaneously.[2]

Features[edit]

Chat Camfrog Client includes the ability to access Camfrog hosted and user hosted video chat rooms. Users have the ability to create their own rooms with different themes. User rooms have different rules than Camfrog hosted rooms but must still follow the basic Camfrog Terms of Service. Nevertheless, the popular tech site CNET says, "This is not a program that kids should use without supervision."[3]

File Sharing Users may send files to each other via Camfrog with a max file size of 100 MB.

Snapshots Snapshots are images that can be sent from one user to another from their webcam

Profiles Camfrog features profile pages for users age 16 and over. Users 13-15 cannot create profile photos.

Camfrog Mobile Camfrog is also available on iOS and Android. The Camfrog iPhone application allows Camfrog users to IM, have one-on-one audio calls, and chat in chat rooms via text and on microphone, however iOS users cannot join rooms marked 18+. Android users do not have this restriction.

Terms of Service Camfrog has a set of rules that are enforced by Camfrog staff and user volunteers. Users are monitored in chat rooms by operators. Operators are often users who show interest in volunteering to monitor and enforce room rules. Operators must be 18 years of age.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://conferencing.tmcnet.com/topics/conferencing/articles/110487-paltalk-acquires-camfrog-continues-grow.htm
  2. ^ "Camfrog Video Chat Rooms & Live Webcams!". camfrog.com. 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011. "Over 70 million downloads and 218,650 users online now." 
  3. ^ "Camfrog Video Chat – CNET editors' review". download.cnet.com. November 7, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 

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